Gary Lopez is a photographer specializing in nature subjects. His clients have included U.S. National Park Service, Enclyclopaedia Britannica, Ibis Media, and others. In recent years, Gary has focused on astrophotography, exploring the artistic boundaries allowed by the newest camera, filter, and software technology. Recently he was named a Top 100 Trending Astrophotographer by AstroBin, the largest astrophotography community in the world with more than 750,000 users from 220 countries.
Gary is also a film maker. He has written and produced more than 40 documentary films and series, including television programs for Jacques Cousteau and his son, Jean-Michel Cousteau. His programs have been broadcast nationally in the United States, distributed through out Europe and Asia, and have received many awards. In 2006, President George W. Bush cited one of Gary’s films, Voyage to Kure (Jean-Michel Cousteau Ocean Adventures, PBS), as his inspiration for establishing the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument, one of the largest protected areas in the world (Los Angeles Time, June 15, 2006).