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Scott Portelli - Waterproof Ambassador

As an award winning underwater cinematographer, Scott has travelled 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 he spent hundreds of days in pursuit of different wildlife and been privileged to be up close and personal with many creatures.
He was awarded at the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the year in London in 2016 and announced National winner of the Sony World Photography awards 2016 and winner at Travel Photographer of the Year 2015. More recently he was awarded Overall Winner of the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the year 2021 as well as category winner in the Threatened Species Category. His documentary "Real Men Bottle Things Up" was awarded “Remarkable Artwork” at the Sienna International Photography awards 2021. An accredited licensed RPAS/UAV Pilot, Scott has also worked on aerial projects for some of Australia’s most sort out tourism destinations.

Scott’s photography and filming credits show above and below the surface. He runs photography workshops and lectures to show enthusiasts and experts alike the best way to get the most out of their photography. The last decade he worked with Humpback whales photographing and filming their behaviour above and below the waves. He 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. Scott is true Waterproof Ambassador and you will always see him in his favorite Waterproof suit. He loves to share his passion for underwater and wildlife photography and gives the best tips and techniques for photographing in challenging locations on various Waterproof Expeditions.
See more of Scott's work www.scottportelli.com

Recent awards:

Awarded at the International Landscape Photographer of the year 2021 in the Top 101.
Nature Conservancy of Australia 2021 Global Awards – Winner in 2 categories – People and Nature Category and the Landscape Category and a Global Honourable mention in the Landscape Category.
Overall Winner of the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the year 2021 as well as category winner in the Threatened Species Category
Threatened Species Category Winner Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the year 2021
Bio Photo Contest 2021– Overall Winner and winner in the Other Animals Category – Green Turtles devouring a Giant Jellyfish
Winner in the 9th Mares Underwater Photo Marathon 2021 – DSLR Wide Category: Ambient with or without model
Ocean Geographic Pictures of the Year 2021 – Winner in the Human & Oceans category and Special Mention in the Fish Behaviour category
GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2021 – Winner in the Other Animals category – The Mudskipper.
1st Place Winner – Team Australia – World Photographic Cup 2021
Winner in the Portfolio category for Lens Beyond Ocean Underwater Photography Competition 2020.
Portfolio awarded at the Travel Photographer of the Year awards – Runner Up in the Landscape and Earth elements category – Kati-Thanda – Lake Eyre
Underwater Photographer of the Year 2021 – Commended in the Marine Conservation category
International Ocean Film festival 2020 – Swimming With Gentle Giants
Winner at the 2020 AIPP silver Linings awards in the WILD category
Winner Best of Show: Wide Angle Unrestricted – Gold – Announce at the DPG/Wetpixel Masters Underwater Imaging Competition 2020
Ocean Geographic Pictures of the Year 2020 – awarded merit of excellence Runner up in the Photo Journalist Category and Honorable Mention in the Behaviour Category

View all Scott Portelli's awards here

Scott Portelli -Waterproof Ambassador and Professional Photographer

"I like to show the beauty of our planet through my images and love to surround myself with positive and likeminded people. People who not only want to do amazing things and go to amazing places but have an affinity with the oceans, wildlife and want to preserve the resources we have in a sustainable way"