1. This footage was shot in Tonga during the Humpback whale season. It highlights the need for protection of the species and the trust that these creatures put in humans.

    Get in the water with whales yourself: swimmingwithgentlegiants.com/

    About Scott Portelli:
    I have travelled the world extensively photographing in some of the most remote destinations, including the Arctic, Antarctica, Galapagos, Azores, Africa and the South Pacific. As a wildlife photographer I have spent hundreds of days in pursuit of different wildlife and been privileged to be up close and personal with many creatures.
    I have spent the last decade working with Humpback whales photographing and filming their behaviour above and below the waves. I have received a number of internationally acclaimed awards with works appearing in a multitude of magazines and publications including BBC’s ‘Life’ series book and various documentaries on Australian and New Zealand Television. I have a passion for the ocean and an affinity with whales and cetaceans.

    See more of Scott's work:
    Official Site: scottportelli.com/
    Facebook: facebook.com/Swimmingwithgentlegiants/
    Instagram: instagram.com/scott.portelli/?hl=en

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  2. Scott Portelli, wildlife and underwater photographer - Character profile piece showcasing the various locations, wildlife and natural world as seen through the the lens of a Photographer. Passionate about the ocean and wildlife, Scott travels the world searching for experiences that show the untouched beauty of our wildlife and marine creatures.

    About Scott Portelli:
    I have travelled the world extensively photographing in some of the most remote destinations, including the Arctic, Antarctica, Galapagos, Azores, Africa and the South Pacific. As a wildlife photographer I have spent hundreds of days in pursuit of different wildlife and been privileged to be up close and personal with many creatures.
    I have spent the last decade working with Humpback whales photographing and filming their behaviour above and below the waves. I have received a number of internationally acclaimed awards with works appearing in a multitude of magazines and publications including BBC’s ‘Life’ series book and various documentaries on Australian and New Zealand Television. I have a passion for the ocean and an affinity with whales and cetaceans.

    See more of Scott's work:
    Official Site: scottportelli.com/
    Facebook: facebook.com/Swimmingwithgentlegiants/
    Instagram: instagram.com/scott.portelli/?hl=en

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  3. This documentary piece showcases the work of one individual who actively campaigns and lives to improve the planet and ocean which she loves.

    Every once in a while you meet an extraordinary person and think to yourself 'this person is going to change the world'. A person that challenges your perspective and makes you question your actions.
    Let me introduce you to Alice Forrest, conservation biologist, marine life activist, ocean lover, researcher and occasional mermaid.

    She doesn't have millions of dollars nor is she a famous public figure. But rapidly has inspired others to take action and play their part in saving our planet. Alice is determined to make a difference.

    This short documentary film won two awards at the prestigious Festival Mondial de l’Image Sous-Marine – Marseille, France 2015, taking out the Fédération Française de Cinéma and Vidéo Prize and the Institut oceangraphique, Fondation Albert 1er, Prince de Monaco Prize.

    Read more about Alice Forrest here:
    aliceforrest.com/

    And check out some of Scott Portelli's other award-winning photographies and film here:
    scottportelli.com/awards/

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  4. Whales of Tonga Above and Below - Aerial and underwater footage from 2014. Humpback whale mother and calf making their journey through the waters around Vava'u Tonga. tropical islands, coral reefs, caves and spectacular whales.

    Get in the water with whales yourself: swimmingwithgentlegiants.com/

    About Scott Portelli:
    I have travelled the world extensively photographing in some of the most remote destinations, including the Arctic, Antarctica, Galapagos, Azores, Africa and the South Pacific. As a wildlife photographer I have spent hundreds of days in pursuit of different wildlife and been privileged to be up close and personal with many creatures.
    I have spent the last decade working with Humpback whales photographing and filming their behaviour above and below the waves. I have received a number of internationally acclaimed awards with works appearing in a multitude of magazines and publications including BBC’s ‘Life’ series book and various documentaries on Australian and New Zealand Television. I have a passion for the ocean and an affinity with whales and cetaceans.

    See more of Scott's work:
    Official Site: scottportelli.com/
    Facebook: facebook.com/Swimmingwithgentlegiants/
    Instagram: instagram.com/scott.portelli/?hl=en

    JOIN SCOTT ON TOUR:
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  5. Some footage of us swimming with whales in Tonga in the 2011 season. Each year the whales frequent the waters around Tonga to give birth and mate. it is an amazing place.

    Get in the water with whales yourself: swimmingwithgentlegiants.com/

    About Scott Portelli:
    I have travelled the world extensively photographing in some of the most remote destinations, including the Arctic, Antarctica, Galapagos, Azores, Africa and the South Pacific. As a wildlife photographer I have spent hundreds of days in pursuit of different wildlife and been privileged to be up close and personal with many creatures.
    I have spent the last decade working with Humpback whales photographing and filming their behaviour above and below the waves. I have received a number of internationally acclaimed awards with works appearing in a multitude of magazines and publications including BBC’s ‘Life’ series book and various documentaries on Australian and New Zealand Television. I have a passion for the ocean and an affinity with whales and cetaceans.

    See more of Scott's work:
    Official Site: scottportelli.com/
    Facebook: facebook.com/Swimmingwithgentlegiants/
    Instagram: instagram.com/scott.portelli/?hl=en

    JOIN SCOTT ON TOUR:
    scottportelli.com/category/tours/

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