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

  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

My Contest Stats

I have 206 entries in the photo contest
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CategoryNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)36321
Freshwater1029829
Humorous413934
Macro - Close-Up59418
Macro - not swimming1436626
Macro - Nudibranchia412030
Macro - Super macro23718
Macro - swimming1022622
Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)824630
Sharks2668826
Topside (above water but marine related)612621
Wide Angle - Close Focus925127
Wide Angle - Divers1238432
Wide Angle - Marine Life3185327
Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)47124826
Wide Angle - Wrecks1538825
totals 206552726
Seas I have divedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
unspecified11818
Atlantic (North American coastal)1134731
Banda Sea1120518
Caribbean Sea151405126
Gulf Of Mexico11515
Molucca Sea13333
Pacific1435625
Sea Of Cortés /Gulf of California1650231
totals 206552726
Countries I have visitedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Bahamas3184727
Canada11717
Cayman islands92240026
Dominica1032832
Indonesia1223819
Mexico3393728
United States2776028
totals 206552726
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