Research Photography – A Window Into the World Of Whale Behavior
Photography and videography are essential to inspiring others through education and conservation, but it is also a key component in the research efforts of Whale Trust Maui.
National Geographic photographer and Whale Trust Maui co-founder, Flip Nicklin, and underwater cinematographer, Jason Sturgis, lead Whale Trust Maui’s efforts to capture the unforgettable behaviors of humpback whales off Maui, Hawaii.
With the help of Flip and Jason, we are able to systematically document, through high quality digital photography and video, the social interactions and behavior patterns, occurring both at the surface and underwater, of humpback whales on the Hawaiian breeding grounds.
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Awe-inspiring Photography is a Powerful Tool For Education and Conservation
Photography and videography, especially when combined with the collaboration of researchers, can be one of the most powerful tools for inspiring others to become engaged in environmental protection.
Research Permits and Permission
All photos of whales on this website have been collected as part of research conducted in accordance with federal and state permit regulations. Photographs taken by Flip Nicklin are used with permission by Minden Pictures.