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Australia Uncovered – Land and Aerial Photo Safaris

A few months back we launched our ‘Natures Great Events’ Tours, to encourage Australians, to #TravelHereNextYear and experience all our amazing marine life. Today we launch a sneak peak of our ‘Australia Uncovered’ Land and Aerial Photo Safaris which will take you to some of the most remote locations in Australia. For all you nature enthusiasts and budding photographers, these exclusive small group tours are a must see! must do! Here is a look at some of our NEW tours. In the coming months we will Launch all 12 of these uniquely Australian destinations. Explore Australia a little differently. And when it is safe for our international friends to join us again, we hope they can visit our amazing country. #seeaustralia #StayHereNextYear #TravelHereNextYear #AustraliaUncovered

Natures Great Events – 2021 Humpbacks, Minkes and Orcas

In 2021 we are launching a new series of whale experiences in Australia and Norway. Whether you are interested in experiencing the warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef or the wonders of the Northern lights, there is something amazing for everyone in this series.

 

Humpback whales at Ningaloo Reef, WA

As the humpbacks arrive in large numbers to breed and give birth, you will bear witness to one of nature’s great events. The crystal clear waters of Ningaloo Reef are the perfect place for nurturing mothers teaching their calves how to be whales, while groups of whales demonstrate their overwhelming presence. Your day is filled with excitement, only stopping to explore the coral reefs and abundant marine life that inhabits the Western Australia coastline.

 

Minke whales, Great Barrier Reef, QLD

Minke whales make their way through the Great Barrier Reef during the winter months which makes June and July the best months to experience these beautiful creatures up close and personal. These inherently curious whales have been known to seek out and investigate vessels in the water and enjoy interacting with swimmers which makes for a wonderful experience.

 

Orcas, Norway

This trip is for anyone interested in orcas, humpback whales, Northern lights and spectacular fjords. The best time of the year for this phenomena is November and January when the balance between light and access to herring and whales is at its best. The winter days in Norway provide excellent light for photography. We will spend the daylight hours looking for whales and other wildlife and, if the opportunity occurs, snorkel in the crystal clear waters.

For more information contact us through the website or directly via email at scott@scottportelli.com or +61 (0)402124453

Chasing Dragons – Oceanographic Magazine

I was recently featured in Oceanographic Magazine’s latest edition talking about my fascination with Weedy and Leafy seadragons.

In the temperate waters of the southern parts of Australia, these truly unique wonders lay hidden, camouflaged by nature, an evolutionary chameleon of the ocean. One might say I’m a little obsessed with these magnificent creatures and I will bypass most marine life if I know there is a Weedy or Leafy seadragon in the vicinity. I’ve been focused on capturing some unique images over several years, and I hope to launch an exhibition to support citizen science in protecting the species, their habitat and creating awareness for these fragile creatures .

If you want to learn more about these intricate and ornate seadragons, check out Oceanographic Magazine for the full story.

 

2020 Kangaroo Island Fundraiser

We are truly humbled by the response we’ve received to our fundraiser for the rescue and rehabilitation efforts for the wildlife who have been injured in the recent Australian bushfires.

We originally started with a fundraising target of $5,000 and we were quickly blown away by the generous international response we received, ending up with a staggering total of $33,200 in 10 days! 

We will be distributing the funds across the various organisations in Kangaroo Island, you can see the work all these organisations and independent carers are doing:

We received 1668 entries and we are excited to announce the winners of our raffle draw:

 

Congratulations to you both!

Thank you again to everyone who contributed, sent messages of support and offers of assistance to help with this important cause!

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