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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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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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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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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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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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2016 Whale Photography Exhibit at Montage Kapalua Bay Hotel

  I am so fortunate to have spent a month per year for the last 12 out of 13 years,  observing and photographing whales in the wild.   I am also blessed that my passion for whales has enabled me … 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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Cool whale video made in Tonga by John and Sabrina

I got a message today from one of the people that joined me in Tonga in September of this year.  It seems John found time to edit together a video slide show from our trip.   We enjoyed nine days … Continue reading

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