Tools of the trade: Photo category for December.

We're looking for any photo that you think is relevant to CJS, your fellow readers and other professionals working across all of the countryside, conservation, ecology, wildlife, environmental education, arboriculture sectors. More detail on the categories and prizes here.
We're suggesting categories each month to guide you although you may enter photos on any subject.

The December suggested theme is: Tools of the trade

This is one the themes that is more open to interpretation, the tools of your trade could be anything from the physical tools you use such as a chainsaw or things that mean you are able to carry out your job such as your volunteers, the works vehicle, your computer - whatever you think encompasses your daily role. Alternatively they could be the things that make your day pass smoothly - the essential brew, the canine companion in the cab on your rounds, the smartphone that keeps you in touch with the office and family. Explanations and captions would be most helpful in introducing your photo to people who are perhaps not familiar with exactly what it is you do.

We look forward to seeing the tools of your trade.

This month's prize: is subscription to OS Maps.
Get unlimited OS Explorer and Landranger maps on any device making it easy for you to explore the great outdoors. 
For over 228 years, Ordnance Survey has helped people explore Great Britain. And today, more than ever, we are committed to helping more people to get outside more often, so that they live longer, stay younger and enjoy life more.
OS Maps is our multi award winning guide in the great outdoors, combining Ordnance Survey’s iconic mapping (1:25k, 1:50k), with over 2 million routes, stunning 3D mapping, and Augmented Reality.
It can be accessed via a single login for the mobile app when out and about, or a web browser for planning at home. Subscribers also benefit from access to thousands of professional routes from authors such as Country Walking, Trail Magazine and AA Walks.
And the features don’t stop there. Once you’ve decided where to go, you can print off your map and download an offline copy to your phone, so you don’t have to rely on mobile reception. The app tracks exactly where you are, and helps you discover more about your surroundings using Augmented Reality, highlighting hills, woodland, towns and more. It even links through to an individual web page giving more details of the area, including local walks, images and places to stay. 
Last year we added “Tabletop 3D” to preview or review routes as a 3D model, extending our much-loved 3D tools from web to iOS as well.
For further information visit


Simply email your photo (jpegs please) to along with your name and any information you want to include about your photo: what it shows, where it was taken and a caption for a funny one would be welcome too. If you'd like us to tag you (or site / project) if we share your photo to social media please include the relevant handles and details.  You can enter as many photos as you like, but each image may only be entered once.
Full rules are here - please read them before sending your photos, we'll assume you have.
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