Category Archives: humpback whales

Remembering my first Tonga Trip

Aloha, I still remember my first trip to Tonga in 2006.  I chartered a 60 foot sail boat with a whale swim permit and spent 2 weeks sailing through the island group.  We spent 6 days in the Vavau’ island group … Continue reading

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Whale Swim adventures in 2018

Aloha Whale People, I live in Maui, the whale capital of the Pacific.  The Northern Pacific Humpbacks come each year to breed and give birth. It would be all to easy to lead groups here to observe and document whale … 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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Honorable Mention at Beneath the Sea

I have not entered a photography competition since receiving first place in an international competition in San Diego five years ago and thought it was time.  So I sent this and a few other images to Beneath the Sea.   … 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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Priceless Moment

Observing the relationship of a mother and calf in the wild is incredible. During the encounter time seems to stand still and all that exists is the moment.  Within the moment  glimpses of the relationship that exists between a mother … 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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Concentrate on the positive….

Is it possible that the only thing limiting us from doing what we want is us?  I know it sounds crazy but is it is really.  Perhaps the presence of fear and doubt affects how we perceive ourselves, how we act, … Continue reading

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Maui Hawaii, is a paradise for Humpback Whales but can be hazardous for drivers

Living in Hawaii, is paradise.  Even whales love it. The Humpbacks come each year to mate and give birth. It is a real treat to go whale watching from a boat and observe their behavior. Sometimes the whales come really … Continue reading

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