Press Release Ellen Cuylaerts

Ellen Cuylaerts achieved a high level of success in UnderwaterPhotography.com photo contest 2012.

medalThis photography contest is the longest running and one of the most prestigious online. If you want to make a name for yourself this is THE place to do it. Many other internationally acclaimed photographers have launched their photo careers here over the years.

Every January a panel of judges select the best images entered in our online photo contest from the previous year. Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded for the top three from each category in order of merit.

The judges comprise of industry professionals (and last year’s World Champ). They are unpaid, non-affiliated, and (of course) cannot enter themselves.

One of our medals is the reward for all the hard work Ellen Cuylaerts put in chasing those great shots in far-flung destinations. It's the most coveted prize because it says you succeeded in the most competitive environment there is, against the top talent of the moment. Ellen Cuylaerts was up against 9913 entries to get placed this year.

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Ball of silversides...on the roll!

Finally the silversides arrived at Devil's Grotto. Every year awaited by tarpons, jacks, groupers...and divers!
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My Profile

Ellen Cuylaerts

I am from Cayman islands
Member since: Tuesday, April 3, 2012
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:-).

My Portfolio

  Early night... night..." night" night
  cry oceansSperm whale calfPicture taken under permit Dominica February 2014
  MANTA MAGIC
  Oceanic whitecap sharkThe season Cat island has started its very promising
  elementsSilversides Devils Grotto
  Gulf signal blenny tube wormhole cosy

My Contest Stats

I have 191 entries in the photo contest
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CategoryNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)36120
Freshwater1029529
Humorous413934
Macro - Close-Up59418
Macro - not swimming1436225
Macro - Nudibranchia412030
Macro - Super macro23718
Macro - swimming1022522
Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)615225
Sharks2363727
Topside (above water but marine related)47017
Wide Angle - Close Focus924927
Wide Angle - Divers1136633
Wide Angle - Marine Life2774827
Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)44116426
Wide Angle - Wrecks1537625
totals 191509526
Seas I have divedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
unspecified11717
Atlantic (North American coastal)929733
Banda Sea1120518
Caribbean Sea139370826
Gulf Of Mexico11515
Molucca Sea13333
Pacific1332024
Sea Of Cortés /Gulf of California1650031
totals 191509526
Countries I have visitedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Bahamas2879528
Cayman islands83212425
Dominica1032232
Indonesia1223819
Mexico3392528
United States2569127
totals 191509526
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