Protecting the Australian Giant Cuttlefish – Travel Feature

As the Australian Giant Cuttlefish Aggregation comes into full swing, it’s time to talk about protection of this iconic natural event. I recently did an interview with Chris and Laura Travels about this phenomenon, what it means to tourism and how awareness and protection of the marine environment during this vulnerable mating period is what will ensure the protection of the species. You can see the full article here

Team Australia take out the Photographic World Cup

The World Photographic Cup is an international competition where countries get the opportunity to enter a portfolio of images to be presented and judged on the world stage.
AIPP, as the representative body for photography in Australia, submits work from selected members as Team Australia. I am proud to be a part of team Australia for this prestigious award.
The efforts of our finalists were enough to bring home the World Photographic Cup, first place overall!! Australia is now only the third country to achieve the feat of winning the WPC TWICE.
Huge congratulations to the fellow Aussie team;
Forough Yavari
Joshua Holko
Andy Cheung
Steve Scalone


Feature Short Film – International Ocean Film Festival

Over the past two decades, I have devoted myself to documenting and capturing the behaviour of humpback whales in Tonga, a group of islands in the middle of the South Pacific. In 2019 I asked Director Stefan Andrews to join me in Tonga and produce a documentary about these amazing creatures and my experience learning about the intricate lives of these gentle giants. Over the past 20 years I have been collecting data to support the research efforts of many organisations. In 2014 I launched a research initiative called the Tongan Fluke Collective, which encourages visiting photographers to donate tail shots in an effort to identify individuals and learn more about the Humpback whale population in Tonga. The film shows the beauty of these majestic creatures and explores Scott’s close connection to these animals and showcases a fascinating variety of unique whale behaviour.