Category Archives: underwater photography

Sperm Whale Photography Expedition December 1-12th, 2018

  December 1-12th, 2018 is the next Sperm Whale trip in Dominica.   Ten days of whale swimming and 11 nights of accommodation.  Cost is $8,995 December is great month to swim with Sperm Whales.  Who wants to go?   … Continue reading

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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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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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Day six of Seven Day Nature Challenge

This image was created last week, and it shows my friend Kai Matthes along side a majestic Sperm Whale that just happens to be upside down with its jaw exposed.  The female named Can Opener enjoys brief interactions with swimmers … 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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Maui’s World Gallery

I am feeling blessed to have my photographic art in the Maui’s World Gallery on the south side of the island.  Please come by and see portraits of whales, sharks, turtles, and coral reefs like this. They are located in … Continue reading

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Swimming with Whales

Wanted: like minded people to join adventure dedicated to observing whale behavior above and below the sea.   Must be able to Snorkel.  Previous experience is helpful but not required. Six, Eight, and Ten day adventures offered in 2016. The … Continue reading

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Fleetwood’s on Front St. in Maui, now offers whale art by Douglas Hoffman

Most people have heard of the band Fleetwood Mac.  As it happens Mick Fleetwood lives in Maui, and owns a restaurant and art gallery on Front St. in Lahaina.  Today, I delivered three Humpback Whale portraits to the gallery, and was … Continue reading

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