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

  CRY BABYSperm whale calf
  Oceanic whitecap sharkThe season Cat island has started its very promising
  elementsSilversides Devils Grotto
  Gulf signal blenny tube wormhole cosy
  VerticalWhen whale sharks feed vertical theyre even more spectacular. spectacular;-). spectacular;-) spectacular;). spectacular; ).
  WhalooFirst encounter whale sharks was incredible. aggregation Isla Mujeres worth visit incredible

My Contest Stats

I have 160 entries in the photo contest
Latest Entries...
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entered (6 days ago)
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entered (last week)


CategoryNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)35919
Freshwater927730
Humorous413734
Macro - Close-Up47719
Macro - not swimming1435625
Macro - Nudibranchia412030
Macro - Super macro23718
Macro - swimming920022
Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)37525
Sharks2258826
Topside (above water but marine related)35819
Wide Angle - Close Focus616327
Wide Angle - Divers1136132
Wide Angle - Marine Life2157427
Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)3386526
Wide Angle - Wrecks1230325
totals 160425026
Seas I have divedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Atlantic (North American coastal)929432
Banda Sea1120518
Caribbean Sea117312026
Gulf Of Mexico11515
Molucca Sea13333
Pacific58817
Sea Of Cortés /Gulf of California1649530
totals 160425026
Countries I have visitedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Bahamas2672928
Cayman islands71183025
Dominica515731
Indonesia1223819
Mexico3086928
United States1642726
totals 160425026
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