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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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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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Thank you for inspiring me!

As a working photographer I spend a lot of time viewing photographs. What you might find interesting however, is that I am not always looking at my work.  Facebook and social media has made it easy to see a lot … Continue reading

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Fleetwood’s on Front St. in Maui, now offers whale art by Douglas Hoffman

Most people have heard of the band Fleetwood Mac.  As it happens Mick Fleetwood lives in Maui, and owns a restaurant and art gallery on Front St. in Lahaina.  Today, I delivered three Humpback Whale portraits to the gallery, and was … Continue reading

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Whale Photography Exhibit November 15th, 2015 – April 30th, 2016

I’m very happy to announce my second whale photography exhibit at the Montage Kapalua Bay Hotel, in Maui. This year, there will be eleven pieces of art on display.  Nine of these are signed and numbered pieces with prices starting at $1,500. … Continue reading

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What do you do on a rainy day in Maui – Scuba diving of course!

My last dive was about three weeks ago, and I needed some bottom time.  So, this morning my friends Kasper, Niko, and I went for a shore dive in Makena Maui.   The skies were grey and full of a light … 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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Tis the season of giving – This year why not get yourself a gift too.

Happy holidays everyone. This is a time of year when people get gifts for their friends and family.  I think it should also be a time to buy yourself a gift.   I am not talking about a new pair of … Continue reading

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Flying Whale

I have seen plenty of breaching whales over my career, but I have only experienced a whale breaching while swimming once.   We had been in the water for an extended period with this calf and its mother. The baby was … Continue reading

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