Honorary Fellow Australian Institute of Professional Photography;
Associate Australian museum;
Consultant Queensland Museum;
Project AWARE Honorary Board of Governors ASIA/PACIFIC;
2007 inductee to the SCUBA DIVERS HALL OF FAME.
Multi-award winning photographic environmentalist, Neville has been seriously recording the aquatic wildlife of the Asia/Pacific region since 1963.
With over 1000 published articles in over 150 magazines, 100,000 images and 60 marine life natural history books (29 self published) to his credit he is one of the most accomplished underwater educational authors in the world.
In 1969 until 1973 he led the Australian Coastal Marine Expedition on the first underwater photographic fauna survey ever attempted around an entire continent. Since then he has completed over 160 expeditions throughout Australia and across the Asia/Indo-Pacific, documenting some 12,000 species of aquatic flora and fauna and discovering over 450 new species of marine life.
Neville's scientific collections, photographs and observations have contributed to over a hundred scientific papers and journals, books and magazines.
Although Neville's first love is the sea, he is just as much at home photographing the denizens of Asia/Indo-Pacific's Rainforest jungles, Wilderness wetlands, Mountain montages, Mangrove swamps and the Australian Deserts.
His expeditions, fauna surveys and teach tours are at the forefront of natural history exploration, education and conservation. Few divers anywhere have contributed as much to the science and literature of marine identification/biology, or the adventure experience of sport diving.
Following species are named after Neville Coleman:
Neville Coleman has helped Nudi Pixel verifying identification of 29 specimens.
Contributes 2 photos to Nudi Pixel