Gary Lopez is a photographer specializing in nature subjects. In recent years, Gary has focused on astrophotography, exploring the creative possibilities allowed by the newest camera and filter technology.
Gary is also a filmmaker. 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).