Philippos was born and raised in Crete, Greece.
His passion with the sea and the marine life started from his early age. As an enthusiast diver, and photographer the combination between them was unavoidable. He studied Ichthyology.
As an Ichthyologist - diver, Philippos is a proud member & researcher of iSea working on a project for the invasive marine species in Mediterranean sea .
Philippos is a certified EANx diving Instructor by IANTD.
For years was a member of the Photographic society of the University of Crete and now belongs in "Fotosynthesis" photographic group.
Many of his photos have already been published in media, in several worldwide famous websites, scientific articles and magazines.
In 2017 in the International Underwater Photography Contest held in Belgrade, (ADA Οpen IUPC 2017) Philippos won the 4th place in ambient category and the 5th in Macro category.
On May 2017 Philippos presented us his first solo underwater photography exhibition with title "My Greece" in Basilica of Saint Mark in Crete .
Now "My Greece" is hosted in Natural History Museum of Crete and as Philippos says it is the most special moment for him until now.
If you like to see his underwater work visit his website www.philmarakis.com or check his Instagram profile “Phil Marakis uwphotography”. This account on 500px is a try to express people faces with portraits he loves to shoot.
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- Heraklion, Crete, Crete, Greece