Press Release Ellen Cuylaerts

Ellen Cuylaerts achieved a high level of success in 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 9912 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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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

  Playful seals Farne Islands
  Belugas wild where they should be Hudson Bay Churchill Canada
  HiHarp seal pup Gulf St. Lawrence St
  Seeking shelter
  Glory Tarpon having its moment silversides arrived late these year

My Contest Stats

I have 245 entries in the photo contest
Latest Entries...
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entered (This month)

CategoryNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)36421
Macro - Close-Up59719
Macro - not swimming1742925
Macro - Nudibranchia412230
Macro - Super macro23819
Macro - swimming1023023
Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)1237831
Temperate Waters59418
Topside (above water but marine related)1124822
Wide Angle - Close Focus1130127
Wide Angle - Divers1238932
Wide Angle - Marine Life36100327
Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)53144127
Wide Angle - Wrecks1540727
totals 245659426
Seas I have divedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Atlantic (North American coastal)1544329
Banda Sea1120818
Caribbean Sea171465827
English Channel12121
Gulf Of Mexico36622
Labrador Sea37525
Molucca Sea13333
North Sea11414
Norwegian Sea11414
Norwegian Sea23718
Sea Of Cortés /Gulf of California1651131
totals 245659426
Countries I have visitedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Cayman islands106281526
United Kingdom23517
United States3497428
totals 245659426
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