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Robert Marcos is a commercial photographer with a degree in advertising. In the 1990's he assisted German fashion photographer Bernd Boehm, and photographed women's fashions for Spiegel Catalog. In later years he worked with macro techniques in the studio, capturing compelling images of models, cosmetics, and beauty products.
In 2008 during an overnight hike to Pinto Canyon, Robert found a petroglyph which clearly depicts a Spanish galleon. He wrote a cover story about it in the San Diego Reader and was featured on the morning news. Archaeologists who examined the unique petroglyph afterward said, "this petroglyph may be the first graphic representation of Europeans arriving in the New World".
The discovery generated interest as far away as England, and resulted in Robert appearing on a Travel Channel show and more recently on the Science Channel's "Mysteries of the Missing".
Currently Robert is producing a documentary about twenty-seven World War Two aircraft, and many of their crewmembers, who are resting on the muddy bottom of California’s Salton Sea.