Scott Portelli

Photography Guide

Scott Portelli is an international award-winning wildlife, nature and underwater photographer. A member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and is regarded as a leading professional in his field. Scott has spent thousands of hours in remote locations across the globe filming and photographing nature, wildlife, the underwater environment and wild places.

He was awarded at the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year in London in 2016, announced National Winner of the Sony World Photography Awards 2016 and Winner at Travel Photographer of the Year 2015. More recently, he was awarded winner in the Animal Behaviour Category at the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year ANZANG 2017 and winner in the Underwater Category of the Asferico International Nature Photography awards 2018. His conservation documentary also took out two awards at the prestigious French Underwater Film Festival in Marseille.

Scott has spent over a decade working in the polar regions with a focus on Antarctica and the Sub-Antarctic areas producing a unique portfolio of fine art photography. Working in extreme conditions, Scott’s photography provides a rarely seen glimpse above and below the surface in some of the harshest places on the planet.

An accredited licensed RPAS/UAV Pilot, Scott has worked on aerial projects for some of Australia’s most sought-after tourism destinations.

Scott runs photography workshops and lectures to show enthusiasts and experts alike the best way to get the most out of their photography. On his Polar tours he specialises in Nature & Wildlife
photography bringing the best tips and techniques for photographing in challenging locations.

Scott will be joining us as our onboard photography guide on Across the Antarctic Circle (ANP 125), Antarctic Explorer (ANP126) and In Shackleton's Footsteps (ASG77), departing March 2019. He will also be our photography guide for Spirit of Antarctica ANP127G, ANP128G, and ANP129G, departing in October and November 2019.

Scott's Destinations

Scott's Expeditions


    Expedition - In Shackleton’s Footsteps

    In Shackleton’s Footsteps

    18 DAYS from US$14,600 pp

    Late summer offers the best chance to chart a course through the Weddell Sea’s shifting pack ice and vast tabular bergs, where Shackleton’s ship Endurance was trapped and crushed.

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