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 Robert Burch Communications
WEST AFRICA EAST & SOUTH AFRICA
NORTH AFRICA THAILAND & CAMBODIA
CHINA VIETNAM
WILDLIFE SPORTS & LEISURE
BALLOONS MIDDLE EAST
FIREWORKS CARIBBEAN & TROPICAL
EUROPE NATURE & LANDSCAPES
CANADA TECHNOLOGY
 
When you're looking for the perfect photo that expresses an idea, a theme or a specific mood, you don't always have the time or budget to hire a photographer to go out and get it. That's when existing  photography - "stock" - can save the day. Photographers usually have speciality subjects which they enjoy shooting the most, whether it's travel, underwater, people, technology, etc. They place many of their images with professional agencies who in turn promote and sell the pictures for them. Most photographers also simultaneously represent themselves. Here is a synopsis of the material in my personal files of approximately 600,000 images.
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WEST AFRICA
I have extensive files on Mali, Cote D'Ivoire, Nigeria, Ghana, Benin and some material on Burkina Faso. This includes fauna and flora, portraits, landmarks, cultural events, religious ceremonies, dance and costumes, historic sites, major cities, beaches, major hotels, handicrafts, local industries and natural resources, landscapes, transportation, etc. New countries are always being added as this category continues to expand.
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NORTH AFRICA
I have been to Egypt seven times and have an enormous collection of images related to Egyptian archeology including many interiors of tombs and temples. Supplementing this are photos of all aspects of the tourism industry including cruise ships, hotels, etc. from Cairo to Aswan and the Sinai. Elsewhere in North Africa I have limited files on Morocco, Libya and Algeria.
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EAST AND SOUTH AFRICA
From East Africa, my images include extensive files on Tanzania and Kenya, with shots of wildlife, importantant landmarks, national parks and indigenous peoples. Other images include a profile of the island of Zanzibar. My South Africa portfolio contaims images of Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and other cities with material on local peoples, wildlife, landscapes, the wine country and many of the Game Reserves.
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WILDLIFE
Most of my wildlife photos are from Africa. They include monkeys, apes, cheetah, waterfowl, hippo, giraffe, lion, antelope, hyena, snakes, elephant, buffalo, oryx, gerenuk, warthog, gazelle, zebra, lizards, rhino, ostrich, jackel, songbirds, and numerous other species. I also have parrots from Costa Rica and Africa plus some insects, butterflies and other reptiles. 
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THAILAND AND CAMBODIA
The Thailand collection contains images of Bangkok, numerous temple complexes throughout the country, Chiang Mai, Sukhothai and Mae Hong Song - home of the Long Necks. Other images feature the islands of Ko Samui and Phuket and the annual Vegetarian Festival. I have other files from Cambodia that feature the temple complex of Angkor Wat, available both in color and Black & White.
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CHINA
Photos of China feature the major attractions in Beijing, including the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. In the south, the Kunming images include major temples and the Yunnan Stone Forest. Other areas include Pingyao, an ancient walled city, and scenes of Chongqing - the largest city in China. Shanghai photos include the dramatic Pudong skyline and city scenes of markets, shopping and temples. There are also portraits of many of China's ethnic nationalities. 
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VIETNAM
Subjects include a panorama of the country from Hanoi in the north to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in the south. Scenic areas include Halong Bay, the Imperial City and Emperor's tombs of Hué and the beaches of Nhatrang. Views of Hoi An include the Chinese meeting houses and colorful markets. The Mekong Delata features local village industries and there are portraits of Vietnamese people.
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BALLOONS
There are over 50,000 balloon images in my library. They include traditional hot air balloons, special shapes and gas balloons which use hydrogen or helium. I have balloons at rallies, competitions and festivals plus night shots of "balloon glows". I also have photos of historical re-enactments with replica balloons and pilots dressed in period costume. International ballooning representing at least 60 different countries and people associated with balloon activities.
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SPORTS & LEISURE
I have some photos of both summer and winter Olympic class sports events. Supplementing this, is material on marathons, rodeo, auto racing, sailing, cycling and a few unusual events such as log- rolling. Also many scenes of aquatic activities -  lying on the beach, scuba diving, canoeing, golf, jogging, camping, roller-blading, etc.
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FIREWORKS
My files contain several thousand colorful shots of international fireworks displays representing over 30 countries. Most images are aerial shots with an emphasis on color and pattern. Reflections on water form another element of the collection. Pattern shells, aerial bombs, rockets, strobes, and candles are all represented. Ground displays include strobes, gerbs, pinwheels and lancework. Other photos include behind-the-scenes, setting up displays and technicians at work.
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MIDDLE EAST
General scenes and people shots from Israel, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait and North Africa. The Israel collection includes Haifa, Jerusalem, Dead Sea, the Masada, Bethlehem, the Negev, Golan Galilee, and rural views. In the Arab countries, the focus is on the petroleum industry: supertankers, refineries, oil wells, etc. I also have views of cities, harbors, mosques, bazaars and daily life.
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EUROPE
My Europe travel files include Norway, Denmark, Germany, Italy, France, Greece, Holland, Switzerland, Austria and the British Isles. Typical travel views of castles, festivals, hotels, people, tourists, cultural activities, museums, cathedrals, wine, food, etc. I also have archeological sites in Italy, Great Britain and Greece. Many night shots of famous landmarks and buildings in European capitals.
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CANADA
Images from coast to coast and from the Arctic to the US border. Scenic views of all the provinces and major provincial cities which include popular winter and summer destinations and a variety of festivals and events - maple sugar in Quebec, Calgary Stampede, dinosaur bonebeds in Alberta, Ottawa Winterlude, Quebec Winter Carnival, Banff and Jasper parks in the Rockies, Mounties, Native Peoples, skiing, Edmonton Klondike Days, historical points, etc.

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CARIBBEAN & TROPICAL
I have a diverse collection of images from the Caribbean Islands which includes Cuba, Jamaica, Barbados, Bahamas, Grenada,and the Virgin Islands. Also material from Florida, Australia, Hawaii, Mexico and Costa Rica. This includes beaches, hotels, palm trees, cruise ships, markets, flowers, birds, boats, sunsets and cultural events. The Mexico material includes views of Mayan and Aztec ruins.
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NATURE AND LANDSCAPES
My nature images include animals, butterflies and other insects and birds.  Landscape images are from the four corners of the globe and include mountains, seascapes, deserts, rain forests, clouds and sunsets. There are also images of waterfalls, volcanoes and shots that depict the four seasons - from autumn leaves and lush forests to spring flowers and snow covered winter scenes. Files include orchids and tropical plants.
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TECHNOLOGY
I have an eclectic collection of advanced technology images which includes radio telescopes, commercial and military aircraft, some medical material, astronomy, electron microscope, computer related imagery, communications antennae, the Russian space program, and energy sources which include electricity & power lines, solar power, wind turbines, steam, nuclear power, & hydroelectric dams.
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