Tag Archives: Douglas j Hoffman

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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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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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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First Sperm Whale sighting in Dominica

Today was our second day on the water on this years Sperm Whale Permit.   The first day was a bust.  These are wild animals so having an unproductive day is expected.  Today was different.  We had several drops and … Continue reading

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2016 Whale Photography Exhibit

This image was created during a heat run.  What you cant see are other male whales, and a mother and calf. The males are busy trying to prove which one is the more powerful to the female in the hopes … 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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Dominica

Every year I pack up my cameras and go photograph whales. I just returned from Tonga and next week I  leave for Dominica.  I feel so blessed to have another opportunity to get in the water with Whales. This will be … Continue reading

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