Tag Archives: Nature

Summer is almost here and soon the island will be full of visitors

Summer is a busy time in Maui, with families from around the word coming for a week or two to enjoy paradise.   That is good for the economy, as it means the roads and stores will be crowded.  For … 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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Jaws

Every week people come into the gallery and ask me if I was scared when photographing Lemon and Bull Sharks.  The truth is I was really excited not scared.   What does scare me is going out of the harbor … 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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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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2016 Whale Exhibit

Hope received the Gold Medal in international competition and happens to be the first whale I swam with in Tonga. This portrait is signed and numbered, printed and framed with aluminum. Please contact me with questions or to purchase 808 … Continue reading

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2016 Whale Photography Exhibit at the Montage Kapalua Bay in Maui.

This portrait was created on what turned out to be my last day of whale swimming in the 2015 season.  During the swim I had stomach discomfort that turned into a burst appendix which let to an emergency evacuation and … Continue reading

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