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In the middle of the action. Heat Run. Humpback Whales. Vava’u. kingdom of Tonga. One of the thrilling drops into a heat run we observed for hours - there was usually 7 whales in the run, with some whales joining and others falling aside. Our skipper would try to line us up ahead of the path of the whales - we would see them coming at the back of our boat, blowing air and snorting and bumping at the surface and would willing jump into the water in front of that and swim at them. In this particular drop, the whales kept circling back to us.

— 1 week ago with 4 notes
kozyndan:

Sequence of still images Dan shot when dropping into the middle of a humpback whale heat run (6 bull whales chasing a female - grunting, squealing,  jostling, fighting,  for dominance, for the right to perhaps mate with the female) off the island of Vava’u, Kingdom of Tonga. August 22, 2014.  Its hard to explain the rush of adrenaline to see, hear, FEEL, 200 tons of horny whale rushing at you top speed - going all around you, narrowly avoiding you.  The runs can last for hours - we followed this one around for half the day, making drop after drop into the middle of it.  A few times they decided to use us and our boat as an obstacle course - instead of charging on by us, they slowed and began circling our boat, repeatedly weaving through our little group of snorkelers. INTENSE.

kozyndan:

Sequence of still images Dan shot when dropping into the middle of a humpback whale heat run (6 bull whales chasing a female - grunting, squealing,  jostling, fighting,  for dominance, for the right to perhaps mate with the female) off the island of Vava’u, Kingdom of Tonga. August 22, 2014.  Its hard to explain the rush of adrenaline to see, hear, FEEL, 200 tons of horny whale rushing at you top speed - going all around you, narrowly avoiding you.  The runs can last for hours - we followed this one around for half the day, making drop after drop into the middle of it.  A few times they decided to use us and our boat as an obstacle course - instead of charging on by us, they slowed and began circling our boat, repeatedly weaving through our little group of snorkelers. INTENSE.

— 3 weeks ago with 19 notes

kozyndan:

More images of our mural “An Ode To California” from the opening of "SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot" at the Oakland Museum of California.  

A huge thanks to exhibition co-curators Eric Nakamura and Carin Adams, Scott Moutlon, Zeke Trejo at Mighty Printing (who handled the output of this massive piece), and to our assistant Sarah Cho for helping us get it all done in time!

— 5 months ago with 396 notes
kozyndan:

Totally had fun this afternoon photographing Kozy entire “Bunny Primitives” ceramic sculpture series. I discovered they are totally stackable! These handmade pieces will probably be available next week on our website. (And to those who have been waiting - they are finally all done! Damn that was a long process!)

kozyndan:

Totally had fun this afternoon photographing Kozy entire “Bunny Primitives” ceramic sculpture series. I discovered they are totally stackable! These handmade pieces will probably be available next week on our website. (And to those who have been waiting - they are finally all done! Damn that was a long process!)

— 9 months ago with 22 notes
kozyndan:

7 Bunny Primitives.  Original ceramic sculptures by kozy.

kozyndan:

7 Bunny Primitives.  Original ceramic sculptures by kozy.

— 9 months ago with 43 notes

sea lion babyyyyyy cuddles

— 9 months ago with 15 notes