Scott Portelli | Wildlife and Nature Photographer

Scott Portelli | Wildlife and Nature Photographer

Sydney NSW Australia


Scott Portelli is an international award winning wildlife, nature and underwater photographer and film maker. A member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) he is regarded as a leading professional in his field.

Scott has spent thousands of hours in remote locations across the globe filming and photographing wildlife, the natural environment, and wild places with a focus on conservation, education and tourism.

He has more than 20 years’ experience filming in several locations across Australia and around the world (under permit), including Macquarie Island, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, South Pacific, Antarctica and extensively across Australia.

He was awarded at the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year in London in 2016 and announced National winner of the Sony World Photography awards 2016 and winner at Travel Photographer of the Year 2015 and awarded again in 2020.

Winner at the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2021 and category winner in 2017 and again in 2019.

Awarded at the Sienna International Photography Awards 2017 and again in 2019 and Winner in the Underwater Category of the Asferico International Nature Photography awards 2018.

More recently he was awarded Winner at the 2020 AIPP silver Linings awards in the WILD category and 1st place winner with Team Australia at the World Photographic Cup 2021 and winner at the prestigious GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2021.

His conservation documentary ‘Saving the planet, one cause at a time’ also took out two awards at the prestigious French Film Festival in Marseille 2016. And his film piece on the behavior of competitive Humpback groups, ‘The Art of Capturing a heat run’ was highly honored at the prestigious Natures Best, Windland Smith Rice International Awards 2018.

More recently his film “Gentle Giants” was selected for the International Ocean Film Festival in San Francisco 2020 and Ocean Film Festival Australia.

His new documentary “Real men bottle things up” was awarded at the Sienna International Photography Awards 2021.


Business: Digital Antarctica

Services: Photography, Video, Mentoring, Training, Travel, Logistics


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