Wordless Wednesday–Hawaii, Island of Maui (part 1)

All my best photos are from Maui and I couldn’t narrow the pictures down to a reasonable number, so I’ll do two sets (this week and next week). Maui was the highlight of the trip for me, especially the time I spent out on the water/in the water. I don’t feel the need to go back to Honolulu or the Big Island, but I could happily return to Maui.

Also, all of my whale watch photos are from three different trips (one just photographers, one snorkeling trip and one family whale watch) I took with Pacific Whale Foundation. I strongly encourage anyone who is interested in doing a whale watch in Maui to go with them. Be sure to check out next week’s photos for a pod of spinner dolphins and another humpback whale.

We were in Hawaii just before the start of whale season, so I don’t have any photos with whales breaching the way I would if I were there today. Whale season is mid December to mid May, fyi.

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My sandy child

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Ravi taking the girls into the surf

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Whale watch specifically for photographers

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We found a young male hanging out at the surface. Here’s a flipper waving hello.

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Humpbacks are so called because of this–the humped back when they are getting ready to dive. Same whale as above.IMG_8123

Random person cliff diving at the Sheraton Maui

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Look just behind the watermark to see the cliff diver. This is one of the people who cliff dive as part of a nightly ceremony at the Sheraton Maui

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Elanor with one of the of the crew on our snorkeling boat

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Two bottlenose dolphins

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A brown booby. Yes, I remembered because of the name. I’m not always mature.

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