By day I am an office drone in a large Toronto financial company. However on weekends and vacations, I morph in to a photo-enthusiast armed with a Canon DSLR and assorted lenses. I use this Flickr account to share my experiences with others. Flickr has definitely been a great experience for me. Why?

 

Allow me to explain....

I took the photo of the Easter Island moai below while on vacation a few years ago with an 'ancient' 8.2 megapixel 'Canon 30D.

moai of Easter Island

 

Well imagine my surprise when it was selected by National Geographic magazine for use in the Archaeology section of the November 2010 International (not North American) English print magazine edition.

 

Stranger than fiction - 'lil ol' me, published in National Geographic

 

It was licensed for internet use as well and appears on their blogsphere.

 

blogs.ngm.com/blog_central/2010/11/easter-island-hats.htm...

 

They paid me, they credited me.

So. How did they find me? I never once submitted them anything. They actually saw my photo here and contacted me through Flickr. So keep posting your photos and who knows? Maybe you'll get a request from National Geographic to use one of your photos.

 

Also thanks to Flickr one of Canada's national newspapers The National Post used my photo of a Toronto man ice-fishing in their Saturday editon paper.

How cold has it been lately? Ice fishing in Toronto Harbour

It appeared the day earlier in their online version.

news.nationalpost.com/2014/02/14/when-this-man-peered-out...

 

I LOVE to travel, see?

 

phil Marion’s Travel Mapphil Marion has been to: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Chile, People's Republic of China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Germany, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, United Kingdom, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Italy, Jordan, Japan, Cambodia, South Korea, Laos, Luxembourg, Morocco, Mali, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Paraguay, Singapore, El Salvador, Thailand, Taiwan, United States, Uruguay, Vatican, Vietnam, Yemen. Get your own travel map from Matador Network.

  

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  • JoinedSeptember 2007
  • Occupationoffice drone
  • Hometownsome farming village in eastern France
  • Current cityThe Beaches, Toronto
  • CountryCanada
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Hello how are you doing? You have wonderful, beautiful photos. Don't be jealous, because the explorer appears or not, nobody finishes understanding how that works. I think it is best to have visits and I like it, but what is most valued are the comments. But above all, enjoying what we do is taking photos, and you can… Read more

Hello how are you doing? You have wonderful, beautiful photos. Don't be jealous, because the explorer appears or not, nobody finishes understanding how that works. I think it is best to have visits and I like it, but what is most valued are the comments. But above all, enjoying what we do is taking photos, and you can see that you enjoy it very well !!! Keep it up!!

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June 13, 2020

Great Gallery, Phil! Alex from Germany

July 7, 2020

Dear Phil, You have beautiful and inspiring photo gallery. I really enjoyed browsing your photos. Best regards and be safe! Oli from Croatia

June 10, 2020

Totally stunned by the amazing images. The photostream is something I would aspire to but I'm sure that would take a long time to reach the same professional results of Phil Marion. The number of views is totally deserved. Having just come across Phils images ,and so pleased I have. Its a total pleasure to view his t… Read more

Totally stunned by the amazing images. The photostream is something I would aspire to but I'm sure that would take a long time to reach the same professional results of Phil Marion. The number of views is totally deserved. Having just come across Phils images ,and so pleased I have. Its a total pleasure to view his travel experiences.

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November 18, 2019

Contratulations to you great variety of galleries. It's amazing.

November 10, 2019

Phil obviously uses his brain a lot. People talk about others having a great eye, but it's really your brain. It appreciates form, colour and beauty and also has an appreciation of the curious things in life (and death).

September 26, 2019

A refreshingly different & interesting portfolio. As for Explore surely your National Geographic publication has more impact & gauge of achievement than Flickr's algorithm-based Showcase! May the light be with you 😊

September 12, 2019

Amazing photos. I was looking at them thinking "this guy does this professionally". I first saw your photography skills on Talk Photography forums and was in awe then. After browsing your flickr albums, I am blown away. Truly amazing work. The world is a big place and it needs exploring. Keep up the inspirational work.… Read more

Amazing photos. I was looking at them thinking "this guy does this professionally". I first saw your photography skills on Talk Photography forums and was in awe then. After browsing your flickr albums, I am blown away. Truly amazing work. The world is a big place and it needs exploring. Keep up the inspirational work.

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August 28, 2019

Amazing artist with stunning captures filled with beautiful scenes and powerful emotions. Keep working your magic!

August 7, 2019

a fantastic stream with countless photos of high originality and excellent quality

August 3, 2019

you have amazing images.

July 31, 2019
Brian says:

Hello Phil have viewed your photographs and I am also bewildered why none have never been shown "In Explore" many should have been and by many I mean you should be at the top of the list. Loved looking through your exhibits and the way you capture scenes is beautiful.

July 22, 2019

Phil has an excellent eye for light and color. This is a fine body of work.

July 9, 2019

A superb photostream - such variety executed very skilfully! Thanks for sharing.

May 26, 2019
vratsab says:

Excellent Photograph. Love your work !

April 29, 2019

Great eye on the world - fascinating ! Congrats !

April 29, 2019

très belle galerie réaliste et poétique qui nous fait voyager sur le globe Merci!!

May 5, 2019

The most impressive photostream I have ever seen, it's awesome.

May 12, 2019

Your photos are superb! I really don't understand why no photo of you has ever been chosen in the group in explore!Thanks for your faves!

May 10, 2019
Bea says:

Congratulations! Wonderful galery!

May 15, 2019

PHIL'S PHOTOGRAPHY IS A FEAST FOR THE EYES, WONDERFUL CLARITY, COLOURS ARE AMAZING AND EACH IMAGE HAS A SOUL OF IT'S OWN. I AM FORTUNATE TO HAVE STUMBLED ONTO HIS FLICKR AND SHOWCASE PAGES. I HAVE SO MUCH TO LEARN. SINCERELY, ALEXANDER, TORONTO ON CANADA

March 4, 2019

One of the most impressive photostreams I've seen so far on Flickr! I'm really jealous when I see the number of countries you've visited, it would be reassuring if you told me you are 150 years old........ it would give me some time to catch up ;) I love the variety of subjects and styles, there is really almost a phot… Read more

One of the most impressive photostreams I've seen so far on Flickr! I'm really jealous when I see the number of countries you've visited, it would be reassuring if you told me you are 150 years old........ it would give me some time to catch up ;) I love the variety of subjects and styles, there is really almost a photo for every taste! WONDERFUL!!!

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April 24, 2019

Que dire de cette galerie ? Elle est belle et elle magnifiquement significative. D'ailleurs, 161 millions de vues ... c'est une preuve. C'est une preuve que cette galerie parle aux peuples. Ils votent: 161 millions ! Surtout on voit que le Beau est reconnu et élu par les peuples. Contrairement à l'art contemporain… Read more

Que dire de cette galerie ? Elle est belle et elle magnifiquement significative. D'ailleurs, 161 millions de vues ... c'est une preuve. C'est une preuve que cette galerie parle aux peuples. Ils votent: 161 millions ! Surtout on voit que le Beau est reconnu et élu par les peuples. Contrairement à l'art contemporain officiel que l'on impose aux peuples. What about this gallery? She is beautiful and beautifully significant. Besides, 161 million views... it's proof. This is proof that this gallery speaks to people. They vote: 161 million! Above all, we see that Beauty is recognized and elected by the peoples. Unlike the official contemporary art that is imposed on peoples.

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April 27, 2019

Congratulations, your photographs are very beautiful.

April 28, 2019

Phil has quite the eye for catching unique events,people , and Places !! A VERY RARE find,For sure !!

May 28, 2018