Bay Area photographer's work now on USPS stamp

- John and Mary Funderburk capture moments together while capturing photos.

"In Flickr alone, we have posted I think 17,000 pictures," said John.

The amateur photographers have their favorite spots for snapping shots.

"We just love the Florida parks," said Mary.

During a trip to the Panhandle, John took a photo of a great blue heron at Gulf Islands National Seashores. A company that works with the post office saw it on Flickr and reached out.

"I said, 'Well why that picture? You want a blue heron? I think I got some better pictures," said John.

They wanted that picture for a Forever Stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

"They were probably looking for maybe more the title where it was taken because it was a national seashore," said John.

His last brush with fame in a photo was back in 1954 when he snagged a picture with Hollywood legend, Marilyn Monroe.

"She had come to entertain the troops," explained John.

Now he's a bit of a local celebrity.

"It was a lot of excitement when we went up to New York for the presentation. That was really kind of special," said John.

The stamps are available at and at post offices nationwide. 

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