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2013
World Champions

2013 World Champion Ellen Cuylaerts

Ellen was almost unanimously voted for the world champion of 2013. While presenting winning images in almost every category of our competition, it is clear that Ellen especially stands out in the field of wide angle behavior shots. This award is very well deserved after a year in which Ellen consistently submitted breathtaking images to almost every category of the contest and took an active part in our community.
Ellen has reached the top league of underwater photographers in only 3 years of diving and I am proud to have so much of her work displayed on our site.
Congratulations Ellen and Well Done! Tal Mor - Editor of Underwaterphotography.com

Ellen Cuylaerts

From Belgium, living in Grand Cayman since 2009. Traveler, adventurer, in awe of nature's beauty. Recently started diving (June 2011) and can't get enough: Master Scuba diver and very eager underwater photographer since August 2011. There's no way back:-).

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  Glory Tarpon having its moment silversides arrived late these year
  APOCALYPSE
  Order Chaos
  Early night... night..." night" night
  cry oceansSperm whale calfPicture taken under permit Dominica February 2014
  MANTA MAGIC

Final Round Entries

These are the entries that reached the final round of judging

  FlyFreediver bow EXUSS Kittiwake Mark Tilley EX-USS EX USS
  Freediver meets Eagle Ray
  Portrait manatee
  Upside down
  precious planet Earth change needed. Sometimes people are driven fear greed causes damage balance. One victim species sharks cruel act finning decimated numbers 70 they deserve respect protection. needed balance protection
  Flabellina Iodinae surge
  elementsSilversides Devils Grotto
  Inside ExUSS Kittiwakenatural light Ex-USS Ex USS Kittiwake-natural Kittiwake natural
  Gulf signal blenny tube wormhole cosy
  freediver entering Devils Grotto
  Stern shot ExUSS Kittiwake after 2.5 years white sandy patch Ex-USS Ex USS 25
  HallelujahSuch light wants make me sing
  Freediver ExUSS Kittiwake Ex-USS Ex USS
 


Grand Master - Isabella Maffei

Isabella is a true artist. Every one of her photos conveys a message and proves that composition and talent is what creates a great shot.
Isabella stood out this year with rarely seen over and under shots and incredible super macro shots especially the "Canadian Flag" spanish dancer gills which was the top voted photo of the year. We are proud to show your photos on our site. Well done and congratulations.

Isabella Maffei

I use Nikon D300s and Nikon D700 i'm uw photographer from 8 years, my favorite dive site is in Italy, in Portofino protected area

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  SUNRISE REFLECTIONS
 

Final Round Entries

These are the entries that reached the final round of judging

  SUNSET CORAL AVENUE
  WAI UNDERWATER QUARTERRaja Ampat Marti model shot
  WALKING FIRE
  SLOW MOTION
  QUIET STORMRaja Ampat night photography
  JETTYPulau Wai Raja Ampat
  PRIMORDIAL SOUPRaja Ampat flatworm swims marine soup
  WAIS LIGHTIndonesia Raja Ampat
  MARINE CANADIAN FLAGsupermacro about spanish dancer gills
  FREE RIDERa little jellyfish Med waters picture made Nikon D300S 105mm f2.8 f28 f2
   


Grand Master - Iyad Suleyman

Iyad is clearly one of the stars in the 2013 competition. Submitting 566 Entries our of which 204 of them were shortlisted by our judges.
Iyad is the master of Blenny shots submitting a huge variety of such shots all presenting a top skill for producing superb super macro shots. Iyad's shots clearly stand our in many of our categories from super macro to to wide angle. He is a very active member of the community and devotes his time to comment on shots and help other members. Well done, Iyad and congratulations.

Iyad Suleyman

I use Nikon D3s in Subal housing, Nikon D800e in Nauticam housing, Canon 60D and 70D in Nauticam housing .

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  Lovely turtle
  Exotic king IIMarble shrimpcaptured 2013
  Blenny PortraitTaken 15 wet diopter
  Giant Barrel Sponge Diver
  Lovely couple Anemonefishes
  Lovely Couple Pygmy Seahorses

Final Round Entries

These are the entries that reached the final round of judging

  Turtle Sipadan
  Posterity
  Whale Shark escort
  Blenny
   



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