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Fiji Time

  Bula,   I keep getting emails from Fiji airlines with low fares to Fiji.  While I can’t just drop everything and fly there to take advantage of each great offer they send.  I do appreciate the fact that advertisement … Continue reading

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Jaws – Huge waves from Maui

There is nothing like looking down the barrel of a 60 foot wave at Jaws.   I was in a boat and I can only imagine how the surfers felt as they were towed into the monster waves. The size … 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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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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Recent Review on Trip Advisor

This is what I saw first thing in the morning today, and I thought its going to be a beautiful day.    I love teaching and sharing my knowledge of photography. When my clients take the time to write a … Continue reading

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2016 Whale Photography Exhibit – “Born Wild Born Free”

This portrait is not on the wall but is one of the pieces prepared for when the piece that is up sells. I love the story behind the photograph.  I went to sea that day with the hope of photographing … Continue reading

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Before the Dawn

This morning the sunrise had a bit of color in the sky.  The light in the clouds only lasted a few minutes and then daylight was upon us. Thankfully, only a few moments were needed to create this portrait as … Continue reading

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A matter of perspective

It is hard for many people to envision what it is like swimming with a whale.  Indeed, whales are big and we are  small. I will never forget the feelings I had the first time I swam in the presence … Continue reading

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Sunrise workshop along the road to Hana

Hurricane Ana came through two days ago. Luckily for us the storm veered off, and all we got was some well needed rain.  I was concerned that the storm would affect today’s photography workshop along the road to Hana but … Continue reading

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Here comes the judge

Yesterday I had the honor of judging the 2013 Photo Maui competition.  This is my second time judging this competition. This year there were six different categories.  Scott Mead and I were had the task of picking best of show, … Continue reading

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