Tag Archives: Southern Hemisphere Humpback Whales

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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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 – “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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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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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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Sept 4-14th, 2015 the adventure of a lifetime

I have just secured Wildlife a 53 foot sailing cat for a 10 day liveaboard adventure in Ha’apai Tonga for Sept 4-14, 2015.   I have two people going already, and am looking for 2 more people to join us.  we … Continue reading

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Whale swimming adventures in 2014 and 2015

In Sept of 2014 I have organized 2 whale swimming adventures and might add a third. The first adventure sold out fast.  The second adventure Sept 12-23 still has two spaces.  Once full a third adventure will open up Sept … Continue reading

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Whale Photography Presentation

I will be doing a presentation on whale photography on Jan 18, from 5-7PM at the Maui Art Expo, located in the shops at Maalaea Harbor.  It is behind the PWF, and the same center as the aquarium.  The event is … Continue reading

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Undercover at the Waterfront

This portrait is called Undercover.  It is not common to see or photograph multiple whales over a coral reef.  We were in the middle on nowhere and it was incredible to see  seamounts coming up from the depths to within … Continue reading

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You get what you pay for

Have you ever purchased a cheap car? Have you ever planned a budget vacation. How did it go?  Did it meet your expectations?   Several times I have tried to find the cheapest deal.  In retrospect I should have looked … Continue reading

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