Above and below

There are fascinating worlds both below the ocean surface and from up in the clouds. Scott Portelli is wildlife, nature and underwater photographer and film maker. He talks to us about his work, wild places and his focus on conservation and education

Scott Portelli is a travel and adventure photographer based in Australia. He first picked up a camera when he was in his early 20’s. This went hand-in-hand with his desire to explore and travel. The more he experienced the world around him, the more he wanted to capture and document those moments in time. 

“Living in Australia meant that I was exposed to some of the most beautiful locations on the planet. So I spent a lot of time hiking through national parks, following the coastline, exploring the mountains and seeking out some of Australia’s unique wildlife.”  

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By Chris Coe

Chris is a professional photographer, and the founder of Travel Photographer of the Year. He has been working as a professional photographer since 1992, shooting both editorial and advertising photography, and has published over 50 books. He lectures on and teaches and is a competition judge.