Humane Society Magazine Cover

What a honor to have the August 2017, cover of the magazine that represents such a wonderful organization.   The Humane Society does so much to help animals above and below the surface of the sea. Please support their endeavors.

The majority of people are aware of how the Humane society helps  dogs and cats but did you know they are a world wide voice in ocean conservation and education and are not afraid to tackle big issues like hunting whales and dolphins, and putting an end to shark shark fin soup.  The people that work and volunteer for this organization are in my mind ocean hero’s.

#Underwaterphotography #Makeadifference #Humanesociety #Guidedphotographytours  #Photographyworkshops #Whales

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Whale Time

Boat for Sept 2017 adventure

Quality time with mother and calf

 

My favorite time of year is coming and soon enough I will be back in Tonga and swimming with whales.   I feel so fortunate to be able to return this season.  There is something so special about being in the presence of whales.

Incredible show beneath the sea

Female whale enjoying quality time alone

Waving aloha

 

As of now there is space open for 1-2 people for Sept 10-21, 2018. Contact me for details.

 

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Fiji – One of my favorite destinations

In about 10 weeks, I will be going on a charter with the Fiji Siren live-aboard  based out of VoliVoli resort in Rakiraki Fiji.  I love diving in Fiji because of the spectacular soft corals, hard corals and abundance of fish.

This will be my third time onboard  as a guest photo Pro and I look forward to sharing techniques and talking about image composition with the guests.

I also look forward to seeing the crew again and enjoying their Fiji hospitality.

 

There is a chance I might be joining what would be my fourth cruise in late August early Sept 2018.  Stay tuned for details.

Sea you underwater!

#Divewithaphotopro #Learnfromapro #Guidedphototours #Whaleswimmingtours

 

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Color Beneath The Sea

This portrait was created in Fiji, in a area called the Bligh water, named after the famous Capt. Bligh and Mutiny of the Bounty.   It is one of my favorite places to dive and I am very fortunate to be able to each a workshop on the Siren Fleet boat based out of RakiRaki Fiji.   The portrait is printed as a 16 x 24 and a 30 x 45.   Come on by Kohola Gallery and check it out. Were located at 3636 L Honoapiilani rd in Honokowai Maui.

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Kohola Gallery is named after the Whales

Incredible show beneath the sea

Whales are large animals that weigh around 30-40 tons but they are also quite graceful.

Whale season may be over in Hawaii, and while out of sign, they are never out of mind.

Kohola Gallery in Maui, is named after the whale and will always have a few beautiful whales on display.  So come on down and check them out.  The gallery is on the west side.  Please call 808 633 4009 or 808 870 3686 to make sure were open when you want to visit.

 

#Mauiart #Mauiwhale #Mauigallery

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standing the test of time

I have driven by this tree thousands of times.  Recently, I stopped and created this image.  The time was 4 PM and the sun was high in the sky.  The winds were blowing about 15-20 and I dared not let go of my tripod.   I used a ND filter to manage the light so I could create the capa-frapa-maui-chino effect with the water.

See this and other beautiful Maui Portraits at Kohola Gallery, located next to the Farmers Market at 3636 lower Honoapiilani rd, in Honokowai Maui.

#Maui #Mauilandscapephotography #Mauiphotoworkshop #Phototours #MauiGuidedPhotoTours #Koholagallery

 

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Turtle Time

Turtle Time

Whenever I have the opportunity I like to go to the North Shore for Sunrise and watch the Turtles wake up and return to the sea after a night of basking on the sand.  If coming to Maui, this is a fun thing to do, but please stay at least 15 feet away from the turtles.

#Turtles #Maui #Mauiphotoworkshop #Mauibeach #Mauisunrise

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Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles on the beach in Maui

Maui is known for the road to Hana, Molokini Crater, Five Star Resorts, Sandy beaches, Huge surf at Jaws, and for Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles.

Turtles are an Endangered Species so if you go snorkeling and one swims by please understand that it is not legal to ride, chase, or do anything to cause the turtle to change it’s natural behavior.

Please wear a rash guard or use a sun screen product that contains natural ingredients that will not kill the coral reef or harm the turtles.  Stream2Sea is the product I use and support.

Should you see turtles on the beach please respect their need to rest and stay at least 15 feet away.

Turtles are called Honu in Hawaii, and many visitors like to take a portrait of a turtle home to remember there experience in Maui.   Kohola Gallery on the west side of Maui next to the Farmers Market in Honokowai has a great selection of turtle art as well as sunscreen so come on by.

#Turtle #Turtleart #Mauiart #Mauigallery #Mauiphotographer #Mauiturtles

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Swimming with Whales

Boat I charter in Tonga

In two months, I return to Tonga to observe humpback whales in the wild.  Snorkeling with  these majestic giants is one of life’s most incredible experiences and I am so excited to share it. This will be my 12th season in Tonga and I am just as excited as if it were my first.

Whale swimming is the ultimate adventure

It is to late to join the fun for 2017, but there is space for 1-2 people Sept 8-21 September of 2018. Send me a private message if interested in joining.

#whaleswimming #Whale #Tonga #Guidedwhaleswimtour #Whalephotographytour

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Private Landscape Photography Composition Workshop in Maui

Over 8 years ago Maui Photo Tours was created to offer semi-private and private photography workshops for photographers of all levels coming to Maui.   Over the years we learned that each photographer has unique needs and its better to work one on one and really help someone get to the next level.

When we do private tour and workshops for individuals we cater the entire day to their needs, and local conditions. In this way we are able to take people to the most productive locations.

Clients like Bob pictured in this post are able to step out of their comfort zone and try new ways of seeing and creating photographs.

Fish eye view of rocky coastline

If coming to the island and want to improve your photography skills send us a note. We offer 2,4, and 8 hour workshops’

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