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 194 entries in the photo contest
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CategoryNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)36220
Freshwater1029629
Humorous413934
Macro - Close-Up59418
Macro - not swimming1436325
Macro - Nudibranchia412030
Macro - Super macro23718
Macro - swimming1022622
Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)615726
Sharks2363827
Topside (above water but marine related)610317
Wide Angle - Close Focus924927
Wide Angle - Divers1237531
Wide Angle - Marine Life2774827
Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)44116826
Wide Angle - Wrecks1537725
totals 194515226
Seas I have divedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
unspecified11717
Atlantic (North American coastal)1031031
Banda Sea1120518
Caribbean Sea141374926
Gulf Of Mexico11515
Molucca Sea13333
Pacific1332224
Sea Of Cortés /Gulf of California1650131
totals 194515226
Countries I have visitedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Bahamas2879628
Canada11212
Cayman islands85216125
Dominica1032332
Indonesia1223819
Mexico3392828
United States2569427
totals 194515226
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