Articles, Media, Events

Vacations and Travel magazine: In Communication with Nature


Inside Imaging’s article on the 2022 Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners 

Better Photography Magazine – Better Photography #109 – Spring 2022

The Guardian – 360in360: A couple’s 360 day journey to encapsulate Australia’s natural beauty

 The Weekend Australian magazine – Heart of a Nation series

Australian Photography – New exhibition showcases a year photographing Australia from the air, the land, and underwater

Issuu – A moment in time: Q+A with Scott Portelli

Seacreatures podcast – Episode 30: Leafy Seadragons with Scott Portelli

 Sydney Morning Herald – Is it time for photographers to dump the cute and get political?

Australian Museum – Guest Speaker – Winner of Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the year

Washington Post – Rolex Laureate Brad Norman – Whale Shark Article

Australian Geographic – Masters of Disguise – Seadragon Photojournalistic Article

Weekend Sunrise, Channel seven – Interview

Ocean Film Festival 2020 AU & NZ Photographer interview

Australian Maritime Museum – Guest Speaker/Blogger

Karryon Travel Magazine – Scott Portelli Shares The World Through The Art Of Photography

Let’s Travel Magazine – A Whale of a Time in The Friendly Islands feature – 2019

Scuba Diver Magazine – Photographer of the week interview & feature – 2019

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Ignite Sydney – Event Speaker 2018 – 1000 Days Underwater with Whales

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Asferico International Nature Photography awards book – 2018



fstoppers article on the Art of Capturing a Heat Run – 2018

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USA Today feature – 2018

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Oceanographic magazine feature Fluke Science – 2018

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Dive Photo Guide, Videographer of the month interview and feature – 2018

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Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year book – 2017




 feature article – 2017

Capture Magazine – feature article – 2017

Australian Museum – Nature Photographer of the Year – Guest Speaker – 2017

Australian National Maritime Museum  – Guest Speaker opening of Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition – 2017

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Ocean Geographic April edition

This article is about life beneath the world’s most beautiful harbour. There are Giant cuttlefish, Wobbygong sharks, Weedy sea dragons, frog fish, Green sea turtles, Grey Nurse shark and yes…we have penguins too!

media Scott Portelli Sydney Harbour

BBC ‘Life’ Series book

I was privileged to have one of my photos from Tonga published in the new BBC book Life, which is an accompaniment to the new series, some of which was shot in Tonga in 2008. The book features some spectacular wildlife from our amazing planet.

10th Anniversary Edition – Humpback Whales of Tonga

I have been coming back to Tonga every year for the past 10 years and have been lucky enough to see some amazing behaviour and have some remarkable encounters. This book commemorates my ten years visiting Tonga, I hope I can continue to do this for another 10 years. Please email me if you would like a limited edition signed copy of the book.

Afloat Magazine – Whale Song

Although we will never know with any certainty just how many Humpbacks swam the world’s oceans before whaling began in earnest in the seventeenth century, the latest genetic estimates suggest the number may have been as high as 240 million animals.

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Jacobs Creek true Character Series

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 here.

Jacobs Creek true Character Series

Ocean Geographic Issue 16

Recent articles include ‘The Union of Mother & Child’ an article on parenting behaviour of Humpback whales observed over a decade.

Ocean Geographic Whale Article


The Pod: Ocean Swimming Podcast – 2019

I was featured on Marc West’s podcast series “The Pod: Ocean Swimming” to discuss the amazing experience of swimming with different species of whales, the ocean, marine life and all things underwater.









Sydney Morning Herald – behind the Lens

As part of the Sydney Morning Herald’s (SMH) Behind the Lens series, this interview profiles my encounter with a Humpback calf to achieve an award winning shot.

SMH Interview with Scott Portelli

Interesting South Conference

The Interesting South Conference is held every few years in Sydney to showcase a number of ideas and topics, I was asked in 2008 to speak about the experience of swimming with Humpback whales.

Interesting South Conference