From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Louis (Louie) Psihoyos (born 1957) is an American photographer and documentary film director known for his still photography and contributions to National Geographic. Psihoyos, a licensed scuba-diver, has become increasingly concerned with bringing awareness to underwater life. In 2009 he directed and appeared in the feature-length documentary The Cove, which won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. Description above from the Wikipedia article Louie Psihoyos, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.