About Us

Robert Sanger

"Wandering the wild and beautiful places of this "Blue Planet" with my cameras and lenses is for me a joy and a privilege. I love to look for inspiring photo compositions that capture the essence and magic of the place at a fleeting moment in time such as marveling at the golden light of dawn breaking over a remote beach on the west coast of Scotland as the mist lifts off the hills after a night of rain or seeing the captivating beauty and colours of nature in the warm sunlight of a summer evening in a garden in South West England or on the Isles of Scilly.

"My hope is that through sharing the photo compositions I create and which we publish, you and others will also derive similar enjoyment and happiness from them and maybe one day go to see these places yourself."
– Robert Sanger

Who we are

Blue Planet Images: Founded in 2001 & owned by landscape, world travel and wildlife photographer Robert Sanger, is a U.K based company that designs and publishes its own high quality calendars, photographic greetings cards, postcards, photo prints and other publications showcasing pictures selected from the many thousands of photographs taken by him “close to home” and around the world - "The Blue Planet Images Collection" and The Blue Planet Images Stock Photo Library.

What we do

Calendars

We are frequently complemented on the high quality of our calendars. They, and all our other publications, are carefully hand checked and wrapped, with the aim of zero products complaints from customers. The result has been an ever growing number of sales each year with lots of repeat buyers, many of whom have bought our calendars every year since we first published them in 2008.

They feature recent photographs by Robert Sanger - beautiful & varied full colour pictures to bring pleasure throughout the year whether it is for your own use or to send as an attractive and useful gift to family and friends. A bonus 13th month – January in the following year - is included for your convenience at year-end, as well as a mailing envelope, all within a clear protective wrapper.

Greetings Cards

We design, produce and publish a series of 80 of our own premium quality photographic greetings cards featuring fine, high quality, full colour prints of Robert Sanger’s photographic work from locations in Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly, the Highlands and islands of the Hebrides in Scotland as well as the English Lake District in Cumbria. Picture subjects include close-up botanic images of flowers, gardens, beautiful scenic shots of coastlines & beaches, animals, picturesque harbours and boats, and mountains & lakes. The series is being expanded each year with the addition of new cards, new subjects and new locations.

All our greetings cards are blank inside for you to write your own message, making them suitable to purchase for any occasion – such as birthdays, anniversaries, “Thank you” & “Good Luck” cards, sympathy and congratulations cards.

Postcards

As with all our Blue Planet Images publications, we aim to offer better than average “near-photo-print” quality picture postcards which are slightly larger than average size and to our own unique design at a competitive price. All our postcards photography is by Robert Sanger.

We currently offer three series of postcards for sale both to trade buyers and direct retail customers featuring pictures of the Isles of Scilly, Cornwall and the North West coast of the Highlands of Scotland.

Now through the on-line shop in this website we are making all of the more than 80 of these postcard designs available for you to buy at any time, the only place you can do this, no matter where you happen to be – not just when you are visiting the places featured in our postcards. For details of local retailers stocking and selling our postcards, please contact us.

"Affordable" A4 Photo Prints

By popular demand we introduced and offer for sale a series of high quality, "affordable" full-colour photo prints of some of our best selling pictures which are suitable for mounting and framing, for home or office, to keep or to give as gifts to family & friends or business associates. These you can buy here online or through selected retailers (ask us for details).

Custom products

We have produced and and can offer bespoke photo products to order such as:

Corporate calendars: Wall and desk calendars to order. Previous clients include law firms in the U.K. & overseas.

Custom Photographic Prints: Seen a picture you like? We offer bespoke un-mounted photo prints to order of most of the pictures in our publications and Picture Library with a few exceptions - colour and black & white. Prices & delivery terms depend on size & material onto which it is to be printed - premium photo paper or card, board or canvas.

Custom postcards, photo greetings cards and note cards: These we can design, produce and supply - previous private & corporate clients include: hotels, a ferry company, private and stately homes, etc... Contact us to discuss your requirements.

Stock Picture Library

The Blue Planet Images Picture Library is constantly growing and consists of many tens of thousands of photographs of many different parts of the world, all of which are the work of Robert Sanger.

In the archive we have an especially large selection of pictures of the Isles of Scilly, Cornwall and the Highlands and islands of the Hebrides in Scotland – far more than can be shown in the Gallery section of this website (Temporarily offline during rebuild and upgrade). Tell us what you want and we shall tell you what we can offer to meet your needs.

"Rights managed" Image Usage License sales

We sell "Rights Managed" image usage licenses in respect of most of the photographs in the Blue Planet Images Picture Library, with certain limitations and exclusions. Past customers to whom we have supplied images for use under license have included: large circulation national magazines and newspapers, airlines for in-flight magazine feature articles, hotels, travel companies and tourism authorities and corporate clients for their brochures, publicity and promotional material. Please contact us advising us of your requirements when we shall be happy to advise you of our Image Usage License Terms and Conditions and our license fees.

In case you have particular picture requirements and cannot find what you seek in the Gallery in this website or in our publications, please call us when we shall be happy to discuss your needs and try to find a suitable image.

Image of Truro

Where we are

The Company relocated in 2006 from London to Truro in Cornwall, the “capital” of the county of Cornwall in South West England, an area famed for the natural beauty of its coastline and countryside.

Nikon camera

What we use

Robert Sanger uses and recommends Nikon 35 mm SLR cameras and Nikkor lenses. For more information on Nikon imaging systems see: www.nikon.co.uk

Published articles

What we’ve published

Robert is a founder subscriber of Nikon Owner Magazine and writes from time to time about photography and travel. Click here to download the articles as a PDF. www.nikonownermagazine.com

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