throughthelensgallery.com: Bio

Portrait: Sara And DickWelcome to the wildlife world of Dick Fortune & Sara Lopez.
Many of their images are a direct result of hard work and a deep
understanding and love of nature. To be face to face with their
subjects in remote wilderness areas, and to experience a few
precious moments in the lives and struggles these animals lead is an
opportunity that most of us can only dream about. As human
populations increase and wildlife’s natural habitats decline,it is no
wonder that many of nature’s species struggle to survive. Whether by
collision with vehicles or boats, mercury poisoning and diseases or the destruction of their natural habitats, more and more species are having their existence threatened, as we continue to ignore and abuse the environment that is so dear to us.

Dick & Sara promote positive photographic practices that respect and protect the wildlife that has become so dear to them by discouraging harassment, feeding or provocation of any kind.

Through The Lens Gallery images proudly grace the interiors of many public, corporate and private residences locally and internationally including Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce; Loews Hotel Corporate Office of South Miami Beach; Miami Metro Zoo and Zoological Society of Florida; Sanibel’s (CROW)Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife; Seaside Inn & Palm View Cottages in Sanibel, Fl; Airboat U.S.A., Miami, Fl; Atlantic II Condominium Aventura, Fl; Alligator Farm,St. Augustine, Florida; Camera Copter & Tamiami Airport Control Tower, Tamiami Airport, Fl; Rainbow Mountain Adventures, Anchorage,AK; Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Visitor's Center Auditorium A and Bookstore, Sanibel, Fl.; Everglades Outpost Wildlife Refuge, Homestead,Fl.; Hawks Flight Farm, Sarasota, Fl.; Hammocks Veterinary Hospital, Miami, Fl.; David Harum Architect, Key Largo, Fl.; Corporate Offices Miami Jai Alai; Pankey Dental Institute, Key Biscayne, Fl.; West Palm Beach Zoo; Sierra Club, Miami; Tarpon Bay Gift Shop, Sanibel; Captiva Cruises, Lady Chadwick, Captiva Island, Fl.; Sanibel Art & Frame Gallery, Sanibel Island, Fl.; Flamingo Gardens Botanical Garden and Bookstore, Davie, Fl.; Living Sanibel Nature Guide, Indigo Press; Living West Coast, Indigo Press; Key West Birding Festival, Key Note Speakers, Marathon and Key West Florida; Ft. Jefferson National Park, Photography Seminar; official staff photographers Island Scene Southwest Florida Visitor Guides for Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers and Sanibel; Judges for various photography contests and guest speakers for Audubon Society, Zoological Society, and various camera clubs, etc. Also a special note to the Sanibel-Captiva Nature Calendar, where our images have been honored with front, rear and monthly inclusions. Proceeds of this longstanding nature calendar are donated to the various wildlife organizations in Sanibel by the founding editor Jim Fowler.

Their images can be purchased at Sanibel Art & Frame in Sanibel Island, Florida; or online by emailing the artists directly.

It is with great humility that they share their collection of images with you by inviting you to visit their website.