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Els Van Den Borre

I am from Belgium
Member since: Friday, July 9, 2010
The first time I wore a dive mask was in a swimming pool in November 2005, Egypt. They convienced me to have an introductary dive but only after three tries I finally decided to go for it and dive in the open sea.

Back again in my home country Belgium, we (my husband Bruno Van Saen too) became member of a CMAS diving school. In 2006 I made my first UW photo's and just before entering my first UW photo competition (HugyCup 2009) I switched from my compact camera to a DSLR Nikon D90. Result: third place in 2009 and a 1st and a 2nd place in 2010.

Macro life is what I'm looking for! The smaller the better! Although my dream is to dive with the humback whales.
So, if you can help me realizing my dream call me, write me, find me ASAP!!!

When I'm not in the water I'm working at home as a physiotherapist with my speciality acupuncture: NEEDLES!!!

In an UW photo I try to find 'naturality'. With my photo's I want to show the real beauty of the UW world!

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U/W photographerU/W photographer

883 point member

My Portfolio

  Yellow baby boxfish
  Entering school jackfishes
  Arent my teeth beautifull :-) :)
  found nemo
  Closeup Eye squid Close-up: Closeup: Close up:
  most friendly turttle ive ever seen

My Contest Stats

I have 48 entries in the photo contest
Latest Entries...
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entered Thursday, March 30, 2017
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entered Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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entered Tuesday, July 22, 2014


CategoryNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)11313
Freshwater11515
Macro - Close-Up1644327
Macro - not swimming614924
Macro - Nudibranchia47117
Macro - Super macro38729
Macro - swimming613422
Sharks155
Temperate Waters12929
Wide Angle - Close Focus13838
Wide Angle - Marine Life25326
Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)515731
Wide Angle - Wrecks12020
totals 48121425
Seas I have divedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
unspecified11717
Bali Sea1645428
Banda Sea12828
Caribbean Sea12020
Ceram Sea13636
Flores Sea11919
Landlocked Seas/Lakes11515
Molucca Sea511723
North Sea12929
Pacific36822
Philippine Sea11919
Red Sea512725
Sulu and Sulawesi Seas1126524
totals 48121425
Countries I have visitedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Cayman islands12020
Egypt512725
France12929
French Polynesia155
Indonesia3696426
Maldives11717
Papua New Guinea11818
Philippines11919
United States11515
totals 48121425

My Forum Posts

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