Hawaii: Wonderful Whale Watching By Aaron Johnson, Joel Anderson, 2023
- Hawaii: Wonderful Whale Watching
The warm and shallow waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands are a favorite destination for humpback whales. Scientists estimate that two-thirds of the entire North Pacific humpback whale population return to Hawaiʻi to breed, calve and nurse their young. They trek more than 3,000 miles from the Gulf of Alaska to Hawaiʻi, then stay for a long Hawaiian vacation, frolicking just off our shores and delighting spectators from December through May. Adult males range from 40 to 52 feet and can weigh up to 45 tons. Despite their size, humpback whales are graceful acrobats. This vintage travel poster art is a classic depiction of a humpback whale breaching off the coastline. Anderson Design Group fashioned this illustration by hand, using only our artist’s tools of brushes, pencils, and a stylus. The classic poster is styled after the artwork of the early-20th century, often referred to as the Golden Age of Illustration. Splash a little color on the wall back home with a framed print, canvas banner, or metal sign depiction of this tropical image. And to learn more about possible activities for your next Hawaiian adventure, be sure to check out the Hawaii Tourism Authority.