Well, I seem to have started quite an 'animated discussion' here ! As has been said, discussion of images can easily take place via other, clearly defined, avenues. Locations, species etc identification and other relevant comments By The OP, On The Original Post are catered for in the Forum introduction, as kindly pointed out by Samstevens, and using this to justify the bending, manouevering or breaking of the guidelines is unacceptable, in my view. Evolution has been mentioned - as I understand it, Evolution is the adaptation by a species to meet changing conditions. This surely is the opposite of the current situation - we are attempting to discuss whether the aforementioned conditions require changing. There is also the aspect that 'No Words' is a forum wherein the images can be posted to stand by themselves (not, of course, that it would ever happened in such a polite, well-regulated community as Photo.Net, but this does mean that any irrelevant personal comments are not posted), which I feel may be one of the reasons for the Rules / Guidelines / Restrictions (delete whichever you wish), to let the less-confident among us post images they wish to share, with no risk of adverse comment. Do not, also, forget the 'Like' facility, which enables encouragement to be given to the OP, whether for the subject matter or the technique of the image.