The Pacific Humpback Whales migrate from Alaska to the the warm, shallow Pacific waters of Maui, Hawaii each year in late November. Once there, the calving season begins. Before returning to Alaska in April, the Humpback mate once again. The nearshore waters of Maui have become the world s most popular whale-watching destination. As a photographer, I work carefully from a Hobie kayak using my regular “dry land” Nikon camera and lenses. The thrill and humility evoked by having a 55 foot, 70,000 pound whale swim under my kayak is not something I can describe. A day with the whales will put one s life into perspective, for sure!