Some amazing shots across a number of categories at the Underwater Festival shootout 2013. I was honoured with 2 awards in the Big Stuff and Humans Category, along with the Ultra Short Video category. Check out some of the amazing photos in this year’s shootout:
Awarded Gold in the Science, Environment & Nature Category
- Whale do you mean I look funny? http://t.co/3ePumM0Y 2012-10-09
- Words cannot describe the emotion of staring into the eye of a whale, it is a life changing experience. http://t.co/N8Tp7rh9 2012-10-08
- I posted 8 photos on Facebook in the album "Tongan Crew" http://t.co/chmhOipJ 2012-10-07
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We had an amazing season in Tonga this year filled with a multitude of mothers and calves and encounters with a number of creatures that were an unexpected surprise. We were swimming with and photographing Whales, Manta Rays, Blue Marlin, Leopard sharks and even a 15 metre long creature from the deep.
You can see all the photos from the 2013 season at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottyportelli
We are already looking forward to next season!
Just returned from diving in the tropical rich waters of PNG. A pristine environment with lush green landscapes and an abundance of weird and wonderful marine life. It is a picturesque place with a variety of different diving options, from small macro life in volcanic black sand to thriving coral reefs. The water was 30 Degrees which makes you want to stay in the water as long as possible. Definitely, Papua New Guinea should be on your bucket list.
The Jacobs Creek, True Character Series is a collection of stories about inspirational people that have stayed true to dreams, through their passions. I was selected along with several other inspirational, funny, interesting characters from around the world to talk about my passion for whales.
You can watch the True Character series on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/user/TrueCharacterSeries