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Special Project
From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards

Mitch Oates

Finalist in Periscoper of the Year

About Mitch Oates

Mitch Oates, the “26 year old photographer with a giant selfie stick from Sydney Australia," is pioneering Periscope with his livestreaming travel adventures. Achieving online popularity as the world’s first surfscoper and underwater periscoper, Mitch has gathered more than 21k followers and 6 million hearts on the new online platform, captivating fans with video feeds of his global adventures, including swimming with great white sharks, catching waves on “surfscope," indoor sky diving, and “swimscope" and “beachscope" streams. In September 2015, Mitch attended the first #PeriscopeSummit, with the remaining costs of his intercontinental flight crowdfunded by his appreciative Periscope fanbase.