About me / Sobre mí

Spanish photographer. Lived 7 years in the UK then 10 years in São Paulo, Brazil. I'm now back in my native Spain. I'm a professional lexicographer, as well as a travel writer and photographer. See my personal home page.

Fotógrafo español. Viví 7 años en el Reino Unido 10 en São Paulo, Brasil. Ahora estoy de vuelta en España. Soy lexicógrafo profesional, además de escritor de viajes y fotógrafo. Visita mi página personal.

My Flickr Contacts / Mis contactos de Flickr

I keep a short contact list as I reciprocate all the visits and comments.

Mi lista de contactos es corta porque respondo a todas las visitas y comentarios.

Licence / Licencia

Some of my photographs are published under a Creative Commons Licence, read it carefully. For photos not under a CC licence, please get in touch.

Algunas de mis fotos están publicadas bajo una licencia Creative Commons, léela atentamente. Para usar fotos sin licencia CC, ponte en contacto.

Free uses / Usos gratuitos

Long are the times when I could take some off my paid work to attend to requests for free use of my photos for non-commercial uses. Many people are not aware, but a photo has to be located on the archives (which contain +45,000 photos), then opened, processed and sent. The number of requests for free use of my photos increased and I ended up having to take time off work to attend those requests. As my job is what pays my bills I am no longer able to dedicate my time to requests for free use of my photos. So, I'm still releasing most of my photos for free for non-commercial uses, but I no longer deliver them at high-resolution or formats others than the one available at my Flickr page. If my photos are useful to you the way I uploaded them to Flickr, get in touch for permission to use them. If you need higher resolution versions, then you might consider purchasing them.

Aunque sigo liberando mis fotografías libremente para usos no comerciales, hace ya un tiempo que dejé de entregar esas fotografías en alta resolución o en calidades diferentes a las que aparecen en mi página de Flickr. La razón es que, con el aumento considerable de solicitudes de uso gratuito de mis fotos, estaba acabando teniendo que dedicar un tiempo exagerado a la preparación de esas fotografías (hay que localizarlas, procesarlas, grabarlas y enviarlas). Como dependo para vivir de mi trabajo remunerado, no podía dejar que una actividad no remunerada me robase tiempo de la primera. Por esa razón, si quieres las fotos para un uso no comercial y te sirven tal y como están en Flickr, genial. Entra en contacto para explicarme el uso que les quieres dar y solicitar la liberación de las mismas. De lo contrario, desgraciadamente no puedo dedicar tiempo a procesarlas y enviarlas, tarea que solo realizo cuando se trata de una adquisición de fotografías.

Comercial uses / Usos comerciales

Before I can send you a quote, I need to know which photos you want, the resolution you need and the intended use.

Para poder enviar un presupuesto me tenéis que informar qué fotos queréis, en qué resolución y el uso que les vais a dar.

Photos of Tony Gálvez (3)

  • Buda<>Pest by gabriellkatona
  • October 9th / FOTOsinteza / Open-air Photoexhibition in Gura Humorului by Bazalai
  • toamna la voronet - editia 30 by Bazalai
  • Meus 100 Flickers de estimação by Diógenes Araújo

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    Lis Marie Photography says:

    "Hi Tony Gálvez,

    Your pictures are the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen. Congratulations and thank you for sharing so much beauty with us.

    Best wishes,


    September 6th, 2009

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    ancama_99(toni) says:

    "Tony se autodefine como fotógrafo aficionado. Yo alucino con sus fotos, tan bien compuestas y editadas, trabajo digno de un profesional con dedicación "full time". Creo que es uno de los grandes fotógrafos de Flickr...y eso es facil averiguarlo...simplemente pasear por su galería...y tratar algún día de hacer algo parecido."

    July 13th, 2009

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    Panos Mavromytis - Photography says:

    "This is my first testimonial on Flickr.

    Tony has a sense of taste, color, mood, spirit, feeling, symmetry and most of all an eye for a moment. I always look forward in seeing his latest shot and/or expedition.

    His photo stream is breathtaking; the colors will blow you away, the clarity in the shots, the moments…..

    Thanks for sharing your work Tony,


    June 12th, 2009

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    Marios G. Kordilas says:

    "Best of the bests !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    May 26th, 2009

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    drburtoni says:

    "Tony's travelogue will take you places you only wish you had been to. His extraordinary photos capture the essence of the Brazilian beach, Patagonia and many other places. The beautiful, vibrant, dynamic and realistic colors displayed in his Patagonia photos far outshine anything even the HDR followers have produced. His postcard perfect photographs may inspire you, like me, to actually get your rear end off the computer chair and travel to these locations for a first hand view. Great stuff."

    May 12th, 2009

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    Len Radin says:

    "Take a stroll through Tony's photostream. You will not be disappointed. He has a huge, breathtaking and very eclectic array of images from a wide assortment of subjects of varying ambiance. From nature to portraits, to travel Tony infuses his photography with a talented eye, a joy of life and a true understanding of light, color, and aesthetics."

    May 11th, 2009

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    laguenther says:

    "If you luv travel and nature photography you'll absolutely be envious of Tony's images. Not only does he travel to exotic locations but his photographic eye is wickedly good combined with great execution makes him one of my fav photographers on flickr. Take a look I'm sure you'll see what I mean.....kudos Tony excellent stuff !!!!"

    April 22nd, 2009

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    lyrical sneeze says:

    "I can't say more than what have been said previously.

    Look at his pictures and you will be clicking on the FAV. button all through his photostream.
    Look at his homepage and order his picture book. It's filled with great pictures.

    Thank you for being a good flickr friend, and thank you for sharing your passion with us."

    January 19th, 2009

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    tatomato says:

    "from Flickr Giants Group

    Are you looking for some new photos? So this photostream is the place you should visit frequently. Tony is one of the most productive flickr photographers with a real wide collection. It is absolutely interesting to follow this artistic evolution.

    Tony is the first Flickr Giant ever and also known as Flickr Giant "ALPHA".

    Marco – The Dwarf

    PS: Tony gives us an important support to run the Fave5 – InsiderGroup; thank you very much."

    December 30th, 2008

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    unlimited inspirations says:

    ""tonygalvez photostream" is a moving-on opener to the world.

    When I am enjoying the 3600+ photos by "tonygalvez", I am totally touched by the heart and enthusiasm of the photographer. Every photo is full of life and energy, all are extraordinary perspectives. There are so many nature captures on FLICKR, but from "tonygalvez" 's angles and perspectives, I can feel the life of nature, everything is on-going, and he always let you realize the change and powerful of nature under his wonderful and excellent timing captures.

    When your eyes "travel" along with "tonygalvez" to the glacier, not only you can see the white beauty, but also, inspire me to think about global warming.

    When your eyes "travel" along with "tonygalvez" to the ocean, not only you can feel the freshness, but also, inspire me to think about pollution.

    So this is the magic of a top photographer, the viewers can get inspirations inside.

    And "tonygalvez" is really professional to use different angles, in order to bring out the best effects from the beautiful colours, especially I love the white+blue combination from him.

    "tonygalvez", thank you so much for your passionate and enthusiastic attitude in sharing all the wonderful memories with me, which let me feel closer and closer to the world, and this is one kind of lifestyle I can feel from your captures.

    Thanks again :D"

    December 16th, 2008

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    Peem (pattpoom) says:

    "I am excited every time I visit Tony's photostream. The best of shots I've never seen are here. All shots are very neat with great clarity, detail and amzingly beautiful. All Tony's works inspire me to try. I also use this testimonial to thanks for always sharing the great works."

    November 26th, 2008

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    Pierre Contant says:

    "Tony’s work is simply amazing. Tony has an incredible ability to capture so many different types of images. From breathtaking landscapes to photojournalism to still life, Tony can deliver images that make you feel like you were there. I always look forward to Tony’s posts as I never know what to expect but I know I will like it. Thank you Tony."

    November 6th, 2008

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    rohaberl says:

    "You are an excellent photographer with a wide range of interesting and great photos. Its realy fun to visit your stream Tony.

    Greatings from Berlin

    September 23rd, 2008

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    Príamo Melo says:

    "My friend, despite your self-classification as an amateur photographer, you are clearly beyond that point. You have a stunning gallery, which inspires and motivates me to keep improving! Thanks for sharing your photos with us!"

    October 17th, 2008

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    Bazalai says:

    "I'm totally grateful for having found this treasure, the great collection of Tony's photographs: first of all he's a perfectionist, all of them are technically impecable but more than that, I find here that unlimited freedom of colours and of special landscapes of a part of this world I've always dreamed of. A good teacher of Photography, Tony's also a kind person and the reason I'm writing here these words is that I want to say thank you.

    Thank you, my friend !"

    October 25th, 2008

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    Sammi8701 says:

    "I really can't believe I'm only the second person in the Flickr world to write a testimonial for tonygalvez! This is the first testimonial that I've ever written but I really feel compelled too. When I ever see his photographs in my contact stream they always stand out and each shot is seems so carefully crafted, skillful and most of all amazing. Thank you for sharing your wonderful shots here for us all to enjoy!"

    November 6th, 2008

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    //alexandre\\ says:

    "tonygalvez, suas fotos são de uma sensibilidade incrível e beleza única !
    Afirmo com convicção que aqui estão algumas das imagens mais lindas que já vi no flickr !!!
    Parabéns !!!"

    March 31st, 2008

April 2007
Zaragoza, Spain
I am:
Lexicographer, Travel writer