Press Release Ellen Cuylaerts

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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 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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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

  Flying inGrey seal Farne Islands
  then there was you...Portrait Orca chilly waters Kaldfjord Norway you... you
  Tarpon hunting silversides
  wish Cayman grottoes would be filled silversides once more.Devils Grotto July 2013 last year big numbers more. more
  This young male bear attempts hunt his first season ice. He had seen done mother she was still around distance. ice distance
  Ready spread my wingsSouthern stingray sandbar

My Contest Stats

I have 273 entries in the photo contest
Latest Entries...
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entered Monday, December 18, 2017
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entered Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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entered Tuesday, December 12, 2017


CategoryNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)36521
Freshwater1644227
Humorous413934
Macro - Close-Up59719
Macro - not swimming1743125
Macro - Nudibranchia412431
Macro - Super macro23819
Macro - swimming1023023
Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)1749028
Sharks3283326
Temperate Waters1221317
Topside (above water but marine related)1533422
Wide Angle - Close Focus1334226
Wide Angle - Divers1239132
Wide Angle - Marine Life39105927
Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)57151926
Wide Angle - Wrecks1540727
totals 273715426
Seas I have divedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
unspecified611318
Atlantic (North American coastal)1646228
Atlantic (South)46616
Banda Sea1120818
Barents Sea23919
Caribbean Sea178483327
English Channel610918
Gulf Of Mexico36923
Labrador Sea49824
Molucca Sea13333
North Sea45112
Norwegian Sea36020
Norwegian Sea35016
Pacific1644828
Sea Of Cortés /Gulf of California1651532
totals 273715426
Countries I have visitedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Bahamas3596227
Canada1122620
Cayman islands112296526
Dominica1138635
Indonesia1224120
Mexico3599228
Norway814918
Saint Helena11717
United Kingdom1320916
United States35100728
totals 273715426
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