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anonymous asked:

Awesome blog, Friend! I wish you the best <3 How about a polyromantic relationship between a Human (reader), a (more dominant) male orca and a (More caring) male bee?

I love this, I love bee boys and orca boys so combining them is the best. You didn’t specify whether this was a triad or a vee so I went with triad.

Radis is the bee and Calcifer is the orca.

  • When you were first welcomed into Radis and Calcifer’s relationship you were really nervous. You’d heard a lot of horror stories about singles entering preformed couples and being forced into a lot of hierarchy and rules. You especially expected Calcifer to enforce something, considering his nature. But you were relieved to find Radis to be incredibly reasonable and actually the more experienced of the two polyamorous men. He asked all the right questions and listened very intently when you talked about your boundaries and what you were nervous about.
  • As your relationship with Calcifer developed you were glad not to be forced into any entanglements with Radis. In fact Radis didn’t push you very hard in any manner, despite his apparent interest in you. He would hug you when you came home and he’d speak to you affectionately, but he never went beyond that until you were ready to take the next step.
  • Despite Radis seeming to have the ruling vote that no hierarchy ever be placed in his household, Calcifer was clearly alpha here. He was very dominant and protective of the two of you, he didn’t necessarily assert himself in inappropriate ways, but it’d showed in the way he touched and spoke to you and Radis. A protective arm cast around you in public , a gentle bite mark left somewhere so it’s just slightly noticeable, constantly pulling the two of you into his massive lap.
  • When you did finally find yourself taking romantic interest in Radis he was delighted. He was much less physical than Calcifer, but when he was physical it was very sweet. When you came home his hug was accompanied by a few kisses and the gentle tapping of his antenna around your head. This also meant all three of you could share the same bed now, which you admit you were a bit excited about; you hated having to separate them on certain nights because you didn’t want to sleep alone.
  • You quickly became quite aware of the funny dynamic in this house. Radis was very much the mother hen, he was always making sure everyone ate healthy and that the house was kept tidy. The only rules he ever instituted were the rules of: who does chores and when. And Calcifer was the trouble maker, he always liked to tease Radis and try to distract him from all his hemming and hawing over the house. Radis would act annoyed at first but eventually devolve into laughing as Calcifer pulls him in for a kiss before letting him return to what he was doing.
  • You earned the nickname ‘angel’ because when Radis asked you to do something you didn’t even ask why, you just did it. Which of course made him so unbelievably happy, normally asking Calcifer to do something is like trying to push a mountain. He’d do what he was asked eventually, but he enjoyed being difficult.

The Towering Triangle

“Orcas have an inexplicably powerful and imposing presence. Besides their majesty and being apex predators, their size is also a sight to behold. While it can be hard to get a feel for their size at sea, a male Orca’s dorsal fin can reach upto 6ft in height! The image of a male Orca’s towering dorsal fin effortlessly slicing through the water like a knife is one of the most iconic of the species…and arguably why they leave us all in awe!

Here is a fantastic photo to demonstrate the point - A researcher who is 5 ft 3, stands beside the dorsal fin of a deceased male Orca. Look how it towers above her. This Orca won’t be needing his fin any longer, and the knowledge gained from his necropsy aids researchers in better understanding the threats that face the rest of his species and how better to conserve them.

Photo credit: Jeff Jacobsen


Kayaking trip off Vancouver Island with some visitors

Most promising underwater photographer of the year – winner. 

Orca Pod by Nicholai Georgiou (UK). 

Location: Tromsø, Norway

Georgiou got this shot during a winter sunset, with the water down to just 5C. As an envious judge pointed out, “Most underwater photographers would be happy to get a shot of a single killer whale, but Nicholai had the composure not to panic and time the shot perfectly as a pod of killer whales passed by heading into the setting sun. I’m jealous.”

Photograph: Nicholai Georgiou/UPY2017