Jury

Scott Portelli

COUNTRY:

Australia

 

CLASS

Underwater photographer

 

WEBSITE:

http://www.scottportelli.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Based in Sydney, I have traveled the world extensively photographing in some of the most remote destinations, including The Arctic, Antarctica, Galapagos, Azores, Africa and the South Pacific. As a wildlife photographer I have spent hundreds of days in pursuit of different wildlife and been privileged to be up close and personal with many creatures.

I have spent the last decade working with Humpback whales photographing and filming their behaviour above and below the waves. I have received a number of internationally acclaimed awards with works appearing in a multitude of magazines and publications including BBC’s ‘Life’ series book and various documentaries on Australian and New Zealand Television. I have a passion for the ocean and an affinity with whales and cetaceans.

I have exhibited a collection of Humpback photos to raise money to help in the fight to stop whaling in the southern ocean. By documenting and sharing these images I  hope to contribute to the awareness and conservation of the fragile creatures that inhabit this planet.

I am passionate about all wildlife from the smallest to the largest and I am always in pursuit of those unique one on one experiences.

 

AWARDS:

The 10th Annual International Color Awards 2017 – Awarded Honourable Mention:

 

International Color Awards 2017

 

National Geographic Nature Photographer of the year 2016 Awarded Honourable Mention:

 

National Geographic Nature Photographer of the year

 

Awarded at Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 in the invertebrate category:

 

Awarded Gold, Silver Distinctions and Silver and Category finalist at the Canon APPA Awards 2016

 

Australian National Winner at the Sony World Photography awards 2016

 

 

 

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