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 219 entries in the photo contest
Latest Entries...
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entered Yesterday
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entered (6 days ago)
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entered (last week)


CategoryNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)36321
Freshwater1132429
Humorous413934
Macro - Close-Up59418
Macro - not swimming1741324
Macro - Nudibranchia412030
Macro - Super macro23718
Macro - swimming1022922
Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)1032132
Sharks2976126
Topside (above water but marine related)613422
Wide Angle - Close Focus925628
Wide Angle - Divers1238532
Wide Angle - Marine Life3393328
Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)49133427
Wide Angle - Wrecks1539726
totals 219594027
Seas I have divedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
unspecified11818
Atlantic (North American coastal)1135732
Banda Sea1120618
Caribbean Sea163441127
Gulf Of Mexico23819
Molucca Sea13333
Pacific1437426
Sea Of Cortés /Gulf of California1650331
totals 219594027
Countries I have visitedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Bahamas3492027
Canada11717
Cayman islands100264026
Dominica1136933
Indonesia1223919
Mexico3394228
United States2881329
totals 219594027
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