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Jacobs Creek True Character Series

Scott Portelli featured in the 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 on youtube here:

Jacobs Creek True Character Series

Blue shark & mobula rays in the Azores

Blue Shark, Mako & Mobula Ray Tour 2016

In 2016 we will be running a unique 8 Day dive trip in the Azores to see Blue sharks, Mako sharks and dive the famous Princess Alice Pinnacle for the giant mobula rays. The waters around the Azores hold so much diversity and on any given day you will see resident sperm whales and dolphins not to mention the other amazing cetaceans and marine life in these crystal clear waters. This Blue Shark, Mako & Mobula Ray tour is a small group trip and will be running in August 2015. Contact us for further information and options for divers and photographers.

Blue shark & mobula rays in the Azores on the Blue Shark, Mako & Mobula tour with Scott Portelli


Gold at the AIPP APPA 2012 Awards

I was very excited to receive a gold award in the Science, Environment & Nature category at the Australian Professional Photography awards today (AIPP APPA). The Australian Professional Photography Awards are held annually and showcase some of the best work in Australia. I feel very privileged to have received 2 silver awards and a coveted gold award in this category.

The AIPP APPA awards are Australia’s pre-eminent professional photography event, seeking to reward current Australian image making and talented photographers.

(sperm Whale) 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. 

Canon AIPP APPA Competition 2012

Dolphins in the Bahamas

Manatees, Dolphins and Sharks – Bahamas and Florida

My recent trip to the Bahamas provided some amazing photographic opportunities. But I spent the first 3 days at Crystal River in Florida swimming with the Manatees. These are amazing gentle animals that are quite interactive and spend most of their time huddled around each other or the warm springs. The Highlight was spending time with the Atlantic Spotted Dolphins in the Grand Bahamas, they were amazingly beautiful and very interactive. I would have spent the whole trip there if I could. But the aim of the trip was to dive with the sharks and more specifically seek out some of the tiger sharks that are found in the area. the lemon and reef sharks were abundant and most days we saw at least one tiger shark if not more. definitely a place to visit again. for images check out the gallery here.

Dolphins in the Bahamas