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

  Seeking shelter
  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

My Contest Stats

I have 230 entries in the photo contest
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CategoryNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)36421
Freshwater1538625
Humorous413934
Macro - Close-Up59619
Macro - not swimming1742525
Macro - Nudibranchia412130
Macro - Super macro23819
Macro - swimming1023023
Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)1135232
Sharks2977626
Temperate Waters11212
Topside (above water but marine related)715622
Wide Angle - Close Focus1028328
Wide Angle - Divers1238932
Wide Angle - Marine Life3497028
Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)51140627
Wide Angle - Wrecks1540727
totals 230625027
Seas I have divedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
unspecified11818
Atlantic (North American coastal)1541827
Banda Sea1120818
Caribbean Sea167457527
Gulf Of Mexico24120
Molucca Sea13333
Norwegian Sea23115
Pacific1541727
Sea Of Cortés /Gulf of California1650931
totals 230625027
Countries I have visitedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Bahamas3494027
Canada11717
Cayman islands104276426
Dominica1138635
Indonesia1224120
Mexico3395128
Norway23115
United States3392027
totals 230625027
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