TAYLOR, Valerie

Australia (1936- )

Last updated: June 12, 2018 at 17:06 pm

Pioneer underwater explorer; filmmaker and photographer; shark expert; first to film the white shark; ocean conservationist; helped get the white shark and the grey nurse shark protected; first to dive with sharks while wearing a chain mail suit; starred in Blue Water, White Death; co-produced dozens of documentary films and television series including Barrier Reef, Blue Wilderness and Taylor’s Inner Space; former spearfishing champion; wife of Ron Taylor.

Order of Australia (Member, 2010)
Centenary Medal (2001)
Australian Senior Achiever of the Year (2001)
International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (2000)
Women Divers Hall of Fame (2000)
American Nature Photographer of the Year (American Press Club, 1997)
Order of the Golden Ark (Netherlands, 1986)
NOGI Award (Arts, 1981)

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