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Scott Portelli

About Scott Portelli, Award-Winning Wildlife Photographer

Scott Portelli is an international award-winning wildlife, nature and underwater photographer. His photography was awarded at the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 2016, he was the national winner of the Sony World Photography Awards in 2016, and in 2015 he was announced as their Travel Photographer of the Year.

Based in Sydney, Scott has spent thousands of hours in remote locations across the globe including Antarctica, Africa, Galapagos, the Azores, the Arctic and the South Pacific, filming and photographing wildlife, the underwater environment and wild places. He is passionate about wildlife in all its forms, and has previously exhibited collections of his humpback whale images to raise money to help prevent whaling in the Southern Ocean. 

A member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and serving NSW Council Member, he is regarded as a leading professional in his field.

An accredited licensed RPAS/UAV Pilot, Scott has also worked on aerial projects for some of the world’s most sought-after destinations.

Scott runs photography workshops and lectures to show enthusiasts and experts alike the best way to get the most out of their photography. He specializes in wildlife photography, bringing the best tips and techniques for photographing in challenging locations. He will be leading two of our gorilla trekking and photography safaris in both Rwanda and Uganda in April 2018.

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