Have you guys seen already the article by Niall Benvie "The State of the Art" in Nature Photographers Online Magazine? http://www.naturephotographers.net/nb1201-1.html Although I agree with Mr. Benvie in several points, I couldnt avoid being surprised by the bitter and dark vision of the present moment of nature photography. I agree that there are often a ugh lack of originality, and that many colleges of us tend to forget the important role of their business in order to promote a better world. On other end, when Mr. Benvie says that nature photography business is in really bad shape, at least from the quality point of view, he must be comparing the present moment, with others. In my opinion, TIME is perhaps the best quality filter in any activity. When we look to the past, the only musicians, painters, architects, scientists we remember are the good ones. So, its easy to say that in the old times, they were a lot better then in the present, were we have to live with one good for every ten bad. Besides that, if there are in fact many photographers after cliché images, there are other who continue creating surprising images of subjects that have been photographed over and over again. I dont share this catastrophic vision, in my opinion some of the better nature photographers that ever existed, are alive and doing fine. What about you? Any thoughts?