Wildlife Photographer, Writer, Naturalist and Lecturer

Throughout his career, C.C. Lockwood has established himself as one of the nation’s outstanding nature and wildlife photographers and as the premier Chronicler of the natural wonders of Louisiana and the Gulf Region, including the Yucatan peninsula. He is also a recipient of the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams award for outstanding conservation photography. Currently CC is finishing up a book entitled Atchafalaya Basin Revisited and covering Hurricane damage to the Louisiana Coast. Lockwood's photographs are held in many personal, museum and corporate collections. Most recently C.C. was honored as Louisiana Legend by Louisiana Public Broadcasting, Conservation Communicator of the year by Louisiana Wildlife Federation, and a Distinguished Alumni by LSU.


  •  Atchafalaya, America’s Largest River Basin Swamp, includes 137 color photographs and text by Lockwood, 1981
  • The Gulf Coast: Where Land Meets Sea, includes 160 color photographs and text by Lockwood, LSU Press, 1984
  • Discovering Louisiana, includes 155 color photographs and text by Lockwood, LSU Press, 1986
  • The Yucatán Peninsula, includes 142 color photographs and text by Lockwood, LSU Press, 1989
  • C.C. Lockwood’s Louisiana Nature Guide, includes 246 color photographs and text by Lockwood, LSU Press, 1995
  • Beneath the Rim: A Photographic Journey Through the Grand Canyon, includes 137 color photographs and text by Lockwood, LSU Press, 1996
  • Around the Bend, A Mississippi River Adventure, includes 158 color photographs and text by Lockwood, LSU Press, 1998
  • Still Waters, Images, 1971-1999, includes 100 color photographs and text by Lockwood, LSU Press, 2000  
  • The Alligator Book, includes 144 color photographs and text by Lockwood, LSU Press, 2002
  • Mike the Tiger, the Roar of LSU, includes color photographs by Lockwood and text by Bivet and Baker, LSU Press, 2003
  • Marshmission, Capturing the Vanishing Wetlands, includes 100 color illustrations and text by Lockwood and Rhea Gary, LSU Press, 2005
  • Atchafalaya Houseboat, Photographs by CC Lockwood text by Gwen Roland, LSU Press, 2006

    • National Geographic – September 1979, “Atchafalaya”

    • National Geographic – June 1980, “Neshoba County Fair”

    • National Geographic – August 1983, “Mississippi Delta”

    • Smithsonian – April 1998, “The Yucatán’s Flooded Basement”

    • Work published in thousands of magazines, books, advertisements, CD-roms and other media


    • National, state, and local conventions, seminars, workshops and conferences relating to wildlife, photography and environmental issues.


    • Atchafalaya, America’s Largest River Basin Swamp filmed, written and directed by Lockwood, 1977

    • Various environmental public service announcements


    • Atchafalaya – Louisiana Literary Award for Book of the Year, 1981

    • The Gulf Coast – Notable book of 1984 by the American Library Association


    • Ansel Adams Award for conservation photography, 1978

    • Baton Rouge Young Man of the Year, 1981

    • Various honors for exhibits and contests

    • Louisiana Legend by LPB May 2000

    • Conservation Communicator of the year 2005 by the LA Wildlife Federation

    • Has been inducted into the LSU Alumni Association's Hall of Distinction


    • North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA)

    • Southeastern Outdoor Press Association (SEOPA)

    • American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)

    • Louisiana Press Association

    • A past board member of Nature Conservancy of Louisiana and the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

    • Baton Rouge Audubon Society- Co-Founder

    • The Clean Team- Co-Founder


    • 1975  Atchafalaya Exhibit - 35 photographs

    • 1979  Terrebone Parish Exhibit - 48 photographs

    • 1984  The Gulf Coast Exhibit - 25 photographs

    • 2002  The Alligator Exhibit - 40 photographs

    • 2005  Marsh Mission 30 photographs by CC and 30 paintings by Rhea Gary


    • The Atchafalaya Houseboat: My years in the Louisiana Swamp with Gwen Roland - Spring 2006

    • Atchafalaya Revisited, 25 Years Later - a book - Fall 2006

    • Rhythms of the Beach - a book





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    Copyright © 2000 C.C. Lockwood          All images are protected with electronic watermark