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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Ellen Cuylaerts

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Entries to the annual contest close 31st December 2017

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Gulf signal blenny in an tube wormhole, cosy!
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted Monday, September 30, 2013
72 votes

Tarpon entering grotto at dawn

During daytime silversides hide in caverns, swim-throughs, grottos and wrecks. As dawn settles the predators follow them.
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted Monday, July 1, 2013
59 votes

MANTA MAGIC
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted Wednesday, April 23, 2014
59 votes

Freediver meets Eagle Ray
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted Sunday, December 15, 2013
58 votes

APOCALYPSE
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted Tuesday, September 23, 2014
56 votes

On precious planet Earth, change is needed. Sometimes people are driven by fear or greed and that causes damage to the balance. One victim is the species sharks, the cruel act of finning decimated numbers by 70%, they deserve respect & protection.
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted Tuesday, November 26, 2013
55 votes

Manatee in the springs to keep warm
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted Monday, January 6, 2014
53 votes


By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted Thursday, July 10, 2014
52 votes

Out in the blue
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted Saturday, February 22, 2014
51 votes

The girl in the picture is my firstborn and she saw the light:-) more than 14 years ago under water...I guess this makes this image predestined!
Shot with Olympus EPL-2, Panasonic 8mm, 1/320 f6.3 Iso 200, magic filter.
By Ellen Cuylaerts
posted Sunday, April 15, 2012
50 votes
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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Ellen Cuylaerts

272 Entries Found: Page 1  of  11
Seal having a comfortable throne in Kelp around Farne Isl... by Ellen Cuylaerts
Seal having a comfortable throne in Kelp around Farne Islands
8 Votes
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Sunset at the Sandbar, the calm returns! by Ellen Cuylaerts
Sunset at the Sandbar, the calm returns!
11 Votes
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Flying in
Grey seal in Farne Islands by Ellen Cuylaerts
Flying in
Grey seal in Farne Islands
19 Votes
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Mahi Mahi Fest
Ascension Island
11 Votes
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Ready for the hunt
17 Votes
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Hold your head up high
Grey seal
17 Votes
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Memories
Hunter & prey at Devil's Grotto
some weeks ago the dive sit and grottoes were severely damaged by a container ship grounded on the reef. Hoping the coral can be saved and the site restored for future visits of the silvery schools of fish!
27 Votes
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It's hard to explain what it does to you to have encounters like this, eye to eye, two souls, one heartbeat. In the ice cold waters of the bay of Virgohamna, we had some time with the little colony of harbour seal far up North 79° 43′ 24″.
20 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, December 8, 2016
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: Barents Sea Norway
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And then there was you...
Portrait of an Orca in the chilly waters of Kaldfjord Norway
12 Votes
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Wanna play?
Grey seal in Farne Islands
17 Votes
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Good morning Monday!
Beluga portrait, Churchill, Canada
It was a cold and dark day. When the beluga came close enough, his mouth before clear through the thermocline blur.
16 Votes
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Fata Morgana
27 Votes
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'I had a dream'
22 Votes
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Happy International Whaleshark day
Image taken in St. Helena, British Overseas Territories, South Atlantic
22 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2016
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Atlantic (South) United Kingdom
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Ascension Island
A face to face encounter with a smooth hammerhead, a shark very rare since decades in Ascension waters.
16 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Atlantic (South) United Kingdom
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Adult Yellowfin Tuna in Ascension waters
17 Votes
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"Laugh or Cry"
Gray seal
17 Votes
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Tarpon hunting silversides
23 Votes
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I wish the Cayman grottoes would be filled with silversides once more.
Devil's Grotto, July 2013 (the last year of big numbers)
16 Votes
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This young male bear attempts to hunt for his first season on the ice. He had seen it done by his mother and she was still around from a distance.
25 Votes
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Ready to spread my wings
Southern stingray at the sandbar
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Incredible over/under shot taken at exactly the right time!
31 Votes
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Polar bear sleeping in Svalbard
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20 Votes
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Daydream
Grey seal lying in the kelp
Farne islands by Ellen Cuylaerts
Daydream
Grey seal lying in the kelp
Farne islands
14 Votes
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Grey seal, Farne Islands UK
We had a great time snorkeli... by Ellen Cuylaerts
Grey seal, Farne Islands UK
We had a great time snorkeling with them and I have the idea...they did enjoy it too!
17 Votes
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Harp seal pup on the ice by Ellen Cuylaerts
Harp seal pup on the ice
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20 Votes
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3 Graces, belugas in Hudson bay by Ellen Cuylaerts
3 Graces, belugas in Hudson bay
15 Votes
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Look into those eyes, how can we not better protect our o... by Ellen Cuylaerts
Look into those eyes, how can we not better protect our oceans?
Grey Seal, Farne Islands
Nikon D800, Nikkor 16mm, natural light.
8 Votes
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272 Entries Found: Page 1  of  11