Tag Archives: Douglas j Hoffman

Clouds can be a powerful tool within the composition of an image

Having a nice foreground is good and helps tell a story but take a moment and look at the clouds in these images.  Can you see how they bring a balance to the portraits.   Movement is a big part … Continue reading

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One of my favorite fish to photograph is the Frog Fish

  I photographed this fish a few years back and forgot about as I have been focusing on whales rather macro life.   That said today while organizing some hard drive space I came across this portrait and smiled.   … Continue reading

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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. … 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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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. … Continue reading

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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 … 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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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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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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MoRe JaWs InSaNitY

It’s been a few weeks since I got up in the dark, and joined a bunch of fearless photographers and surfers and headed towards Jaws Surf Break in order to catch the sunrise and some waves prior to the surfers … Continue reading

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