Luca Martinez is a nature and wildlife photographer and videographer from Miami, FL. It was likely destined, as when he was a little boy, Luca wanted to be outside from sunrise to sunset. He couldn't wait to mingle with nature, and growing up in South Florida meant he could be outdoors almost every day of the year.
Luca’s love for ospreys took him to the Everglades, where he's been capturing photography and videography regularly for the past three years. For hours and days at a time, he draws inspiration from the subtropical wilderness among the grasses, cypress trees, and wildlife. He spent months wading through remote cypress domes and sloughs, and the crystal-clear water and vibrant green aquatic plants kept him going back. But seeing it only from above was not enough. His curiosity took him beneath the surface where he realized the world underwater in the Everglades is just as extraordinary and alive as its dry reflection.
Luca has introduced the beauty of a rarely experienced Everglades to more than 100 million viewers through viral cinematic videos on social media. When he's not out in the field, he gives talks about the wonders of the wetlands, taking audiences through his experiences diving in cypress domes and photographing wildlife.
Luca is deeply passionate about inspiring his generation and others about the importance of preserving our South Florida ecosystem. He hopes to do this forever.