Basic Guidelines: In the strictest sense, nature photography should not include "hand of man elements". Please refrain from images with buildings or human made structures like roads, fences, walls. Pets are not permitted. Captive subjects in zoos, arboretums, or aquariums are permitted, but must be declared, and must focus on the subject, not the captivity. Images with obvious human made elements will likely be deleted from the thread, with an explanation to the photographer. Guidelines are based on PSA rules governing Nature photography which also cover the Nature Forum. Keep your image at/under 1000 pixels on the long axis for in-line viewing. Note that this includes photos hosted off-site at Flicker, Photobucket, your own site, etc Are you new to this thread? We post one image per week. Good Morning, One of the greatest strengths of MiN, perhaps THE greatest strength is our diversity. We are from all parts of the global community. We are from all walks of life. We span age groups. We are from across economic backgrounds. We speak different languages, though we come together with one. We look out the window and see different views. The nature within our reach may be different. One has a forest, one has desert, another has the coast, yet another has an open expanse that goes on forever. It is all the world that WE live in. Each week WE come together for a common purpose. We share our love of nature through photography. We share knowledge. We share our world as we see it so that others can see it also. We each bring ourselves and our natural world. Together we are inspired, enlightened, entertained, and educated, through the power of photography. Yes, it's a small part in a big world, but this is a place where WE come together, and that's a big slice of goodness. Monday in Nature is a place where all birds of all feathers are welcome to flock together.