Flip Nicklin is a world-renowned underwater photographer. He has spent his 30-year career specializing in the photography of marine mammals, especially whales and dolphins. Through 20 National Geographic articles from 1982 to the present, he has worked closely with top whale researchers from around the world. From this work Flip brings a unique, global perspective on the study of whales to Whale Trust Maui. Flip has assisted on studies of humpback whales in Hawaii since the 1980s, and lives in Maui for a portion of each year. In 2012, Flip was bestowed one of the highest honors by The North American Nature Photography Association by being named Outstanding Photographer of the Year.