Category Archives: black and white photography

Swimming with whales as part of a small group is Epic!

I have started to assemble my gear for my upcoming trip to Tonga this year.   I am blessed to have 17 days on the water this season, with two groups of people from as far away as Switzerland and … Continue reading

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Whale Time

  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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Swimming with Whales

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Photography as decor

  One of the questions I get asked a lot, is what kind of photography do I have on the walls in my house.  North Shore sunrise is next to my bed.   It is the first thing I see … Continue reading

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Tonga Whale Swim Guide

Whale Swimming in Tonga  –   by   Douglas  J Hoffman Tonga, used to be one of the best kept secrets in adventure travel but those days are numbered. The increase in tourism is to a large part related to whale swimming but not all. … Continue reading

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Children are the future

I have been busy creating a new educational program to share with the children at Montessori Up Country Maui,  with about 90 new images of Humpback and Sperm Whales.  I presented there about this time last year and had a … Continue reading

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Whale Tales 2016 Feb 12-14, 2016 at The Ritz in Kapalua Maui

A week or so ago the director of Whale Trust, asked me to exhibit whale photography in the foyer of the 10th annual Whale Tales conference, happening in February in Maui. If that was not exciting enough, yesterday I got … Continue reading

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