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

  HiHarp seal pup Gulf St. Lawrence St
  Seeking shelter
  Glory Tarpon having its moment silversides arrived late these year
  APOCALYPSE
  Order Chaos
  Early night... night..." night" night

My Contest Stats

I have 232 entries in the photo contest
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CategoryNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)36421
Freshwater1540326
Humorous413934
Macro - Close-Up59719
Macro - not swimming1742525
Macro - Nudibranchia412130
Macro - Super macro23819
Macro - swimming1023023
Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)1135532
Sharks2977726
Temperate Waters11414
Topside (above water but marine related)920522
Wide Angle - Close Focus1028428
Wide Angle - Divers1238932
Wide Angle - Marine Life3497028
Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)51141027
Wide Angle - Wrecks1540727
totals 232632827
Seas I have divedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
unspecified11818
Atlantic (North American coastal)1543529
Banda Sea1120818
Caribbean Sea167458427
Gulf Of Mexico24120
Labrador Sea24824
Molucca Sea13333
Norwegian Sea23417
Pacific1541827
Sea Of Cortés /Gulf of California1650931
totals 232632827
Countries I have visitedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Bahamas3494127
Canada36521
Cayman islands104277126
Dominica1138635
Indonesia1224120
Mexico3395228
Norway23417
United States3393828
totals 232632827
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