Escort, Maui, 2006

“This is an escort male in Maui, the Au’au channel. This escort that took his role very seriously; he would let us nowhere near the female he was with. We were basically chased out of the water. He was not behaving like a gentle giant at all.”

Location: Maui
Photograph Date: 2006
Medium: Chromogenic Print
Edition: 20

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About the Photographer

Flip Nicklin

National Geographic photographer and marine biologist Flip Nicklin is one of the world's leading photographers of whales. His majestic photos and amazing audio tracks of humpbacks and killer whales have appeared in numerous National Geographic publications and television specials. The North American Nature Photography Association has named him Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year. Flip migrates with the humpbacks, spending summers in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska and winters off Maui, Hawai’i.

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