For the Love of Whales
For the Love of Whales
This four-day event provides a venue for people to express their love of whales and to enjoy art, photos, video, poetry, hula and musical performances relating to whales, along with an opportunity to learn about whales from noted whale experts, watch a whale film, take part in a whale photo safari and more!
Tribute to Whales
Whale Photo Safari
Evening With The Experts
A free multimedia presentation by three of the world’s foremost whale photographers.
Bryant Austin is the first artist to show photos of whales at life-size. These massive photos have a profound impact on all who view them. Bryant hopes to change perceptions about whales and whaling, by showing these beautiful and impactful photos to audiences around the world. His presentation will include video showing how he photographs whales and assembles the gigantic photos.
Ari Friedlaender is a research scientist at Duke University Marine Laboratory who studies marine mammals in polar regions and the impacts of climate change in their environment. Ari has made 12 trips to Antarctica and spends several months of each year at sea, studying whales. He uses photography as a tool to raise awareness about the issues facing our world’s oceans.
C. T. Ryder is a producer/director/writer in film, TV, and music, and he serves as the President of Earth Foundation. Ryder was on the team that won the Academy Award® for Best Documentary of 2009 for THE COVE, which shed light on the slaughter of dolphins in Japan.
Their presentation is free and open to all. 5:30pm to 8:00pm, Westin Maui Resort and Spa, Kaanapali. Premium seating is reserved for Pacific Whale Foundation members. Advance reservations can be made by clicking here or calling 808-249-8811, ext. 1
Hike to see whales! A morning hike led by a professional guide along the Lahaina Pali Trail, up to the ridge top where you can enjoy incredible views of whales in beautiful Ma’alaea Bay.
Land-based Whalewatching with Whale Researchers
Whale-entine’s Day Cruise
2011 Whale Day Celebration Saturday, February 19, 2011
Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Kalama Park, Kihei (scroll down for more info)
Featuring • Live Entertainment • Made in Maui Vendor Fair • Children’s Activities • Eco-Alley • Silent Auction
2011 marks the 31st anniversary of Maui’s largest and longest running celebration of its famous wintertime residents, the humpback whales! Whale Day is the signature event of the Maui Whale Festival. Whale Day will also be bigger than ever, with live music by some of Hawaii’s top musicians, a new “Made on Maui” vendor fair, more restaurant food booths with great food by popular Maui restaurants, expanded environmental displays, activities for kids, and lots of information about whales! Whale Day is free and open to all.
- Protection Might Come Too Late for Rare Hawaiian Whale (animals.change.org)