Below are some of the awards I have won for my wildlife and underwater photography and video:

Black and White Spider Award 2020 – Honorable Mention in Wildlife Category

Honorable Mention in the 2020 edition of the International Photography Awards

Awarded Remarkable Art Work – Commended at the Sienna International Photo Awards 2020 

Commended at the Sienna International Drone Awards 2020 in the Wildlife Category

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

The Mono Awards 2020 – 5th place winner and highly commended.

Bio Photo Contest, International Nature Photography awards 2020 – Finalist

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

Asferico XIV International Nature Photography 2020 – Highly commented in the Mammals Category

Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020 – Highly Commended in the behaviour category

Winner in the Wildlife category at the 13th International Pollux awards 2019 and Honourable mention in the Fine Art and Wildlife categories

Mares underwater Photo Marathon 2019 – Winner, DSLR Ambient with or without model category

Sienna International Photo Awards 2019, awarded remarkable artwork in Animals in their Environment category

Sienna International Awards 2019, “Antarctica from above”, Commended at the Sienna International DRone AWards 2019

Bio Photo Contest – International Nature Photography awards 2019 – Highly commended

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the year 2019 – Winner in the Animal Behaviour Category

IPA – International Photography Awards 2019 – 3rd Place winner in the Nature Underwater Category
6 Honourable mentions for Nature Underwater and Wildlife categories,

Asferico 2019 XII International Nature Photography Competition – Underwater Worlds category – Runner Up

Awarded 3 x Silver awards at the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) Epson NSW State awards 2019

National Geographic Travel Photo Contest, 3rd Place in the Nature Category 2019

dusky dolphin

Memorial Maria Luisa International Photo competition – Winner in the Submerged category 2019

The Underwater Photographer of The Year – Runner up in the Behaviour category 2019.

Winner at the 13th Annual Black & White Spider Awards & 2 x Honorable Mention in Wildlife 2018.


Awarded at the 2018 Travel Photographer of the year in the “Tranquility” category.

‘The Art of Capturing a Heat Run” has been selected as Highly Honored at the prestigious Natures Best, Windland Smith Rice International Awards 2018.

Awarded finalist in the Big Picture Competition in the Aquatic Life category for this image of a heat run with whales and dolphins in Tonga.

Winner in the Underwater Category of the Asferico International Nature Photography awards 2018

Awarded Runner up in the Animal Behaviour Category of the Ocean Geographic Pictures of the Year awards 2018

Winner at the 11th Annual International Color Awards receiving an Honourable Mention in the Nature Category

Awarded Honourable Mention and Remarkable Artwork award at the Sienna International Photography Awards 2017:

diver and school of fish by underwater photographer Scott Portelli

humpback whale calf crashes into the water with a stream of bubbles

Awarded two honourable mentions at the 12th International Black & White spider awards 2017:

Month Photo International Nature Competition 2017 – Awarded Honor in the Underwater Category

Nature’s Best photography 2017 Windland Smith Rice International awards. Highly Honoured Award:

Winner in the Animal Behaviour Category at the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year ANZANG 2017.

Turtles ANZANG

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:



Winner at the 11th annual Black & White Spider awards -Honourable mention for 2 images:

Black and White Spider awards


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

The Australian Giant Cuttlefish aggregation is truly one of nature’s great events

Grand Winner in the Dive Destination Portfolio Category at the World shootout Gran Prix 2015


Awarded 4th Place at the Natures Best, Ocean Views competition 2015/16

Ocean Views Award

Honorable Mention at the Ocean Arts awards 2015

Ocean Arts Awards

Winner of the Travel Photographer of the Year, Best Image in a Portfolio as well as Special Mention for the Antarctic Weddell Seal in the same portfolio.


Saving the Planet one cause at a time Documentary film won 2 awards at the prestigious Festival Mondial de l’Image Sous-Marine – Marseille, France 2015, taking out the Fédération Française de Cinéma and Vidéo Prize and the Institut oceangraphique, Fondation Albert 1er, Prince de Monaco Prize.

Saving the planet

Award 2 x Silver Distinctions at the Canon APPA Awards 2015

cuttlefish award 2015


seal award

Awarded 3 x Silver awards at the AIPP NSW state awards 2015


Winner in The OCEAN GEOGRAPHIC Photo Journalist AWARD for  Outstanding Achievement 2014:

Look for the article in the 2015 edition of the OG Magazine about Alice Forrest who is saving the world one cause at a time.


OG society award 2014

Awarded first place in the Wide Angle category of the AUSTRALASIA Underwater Photo Competition.

humpback whale new born - Asferico competition

Winner in the International Category at the Cairns Underwater Film Festival 2014:

new born whale calf

Beneath the Sea 2014 – 2nd Place in the General Category

new born whale calf


Asferico 2014 – New Born calf  –  highly commended  for the ” The underwater world ” category

humpback whale new born - Asferico competition

Underwater Festival Shootout 2013
Winner in the Big Stuff Category
Winner in the Humans Category
Winner in the Ultra Short Video category 


Underwater Festival award 2013


Through the Lens 2013 – Winner in the category – Encounters:
And an Honorable Mention in Animal Behaviour and Encounters –

Through the lens2013 jellyfish

Deep Indonesia 2013 – Received Bronze in the Shark Category:


International Loupe Awards 2012 – Received Silver award:

International Loupe Awards 2012 jellyfish

Epson World Shootout Underwater Images of the World 2012

Awarded 2nd prize in the category – Sharks

Eliat Red Sea images of the world Competition - Sharks

Canon AIPP APPA photography Competition 2012
Awarded Gold in the Science, Environment & Nature Category

Canon APPA Competition 2012

All images taken under a special permit granted by the Regiao Autonoma Dos Acores, Secretaria Regional Do Ambiente E Do Mar, Dreccao Regional do Ambiente.


Epson World Shootout Underwater Photo Grand Prix 2011

Awarded third prize in the wide angle category

Epson Red Sea World shootout Competition

ANZANG Nature Photography competition 2011

Runner up in the underwater category

ANZANG 2011 JellyFish

10th Celebrate the Sea Underwater Festival 2011

Merit of Excellence award in the Colour Print Photographic category at the


ADEX 2011 photographer of the year competition

2nd place in the wide angle photography category
2nd place in the underwater video of the year category


All images taken under a special permit granted by the Regiao Autonoma Dos Acores, Secretaria Regional Do Ambiente E Do Mar, Dreccao Regional do Ambiente.

Beneath the Sea Photo Competition 2011

Honorable mention in the Open Category


All images taken under a special permit granted by the Regiao Autonoma Dos Acores, Secretaria Regional Do Ambiente E Do Mar, Dreccao Regional do Ambiente.

Sony World Photography Awards Open Competition 2010

Highly Commended

Sony World Photography awards 2010

SDAA/MIDE 2010 Through the Lens competition

3rd Place in the wide angle category


ANZANG Nature Photography Competition 2010

Runner up in the Our Impact category


Worldwide Photography Gala Awards 2010

Honorable mention in 2 categories – Animals & Wildlife and Macro & Micro.


World Photography Gala Awards-squid

British Underwater Image Festival (BUIF) 2010

Highly commended in the wide angle category
Highly commended in Video Category


SUBIOS-Seychelles Underwater Festival Photography Contest 2009

2nd Place


SDAA/MIDE 2008, Through the Lens Competition

1st place in the wide angle category


7th Annual Celebrate the Sea Festival 2008

Honour of Distinction in the category of Behaviour


6th Annual Celebrate the Sea Festival 2007

Ocean Geographic Underwater Photo Journalism Award

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