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Joining & Submitting

Welcome to AnimalsofTheWorld!


If you're an animal lover, this is the place to be! Joining is quick and automatic. Submit your traditional or digital artwork to gain exposure or show off your photography to our 3,000+ members.

***We are not an elitist group, and welcome artists and photographers at all skill levels. However, we do have some standards, as not everything is accepted here. Please see the rules about submissions below. If you're unsure about the rules of this group, don't hesitate to note the Founder or any of the admin team.***

Submissions to Our Gallery

Currently members can submit 2 deviations per folder, each week.
We hope you try to pick your best work when submitting.

:star: NEW :star:
Submissions to the "donors" folder by anyone other than a donor to our group will be automatically declined.

What we will DECLINE:
:bulletpurple: Anything with humans showing and that includes faces, fingers, toes, etc. If a human is waaay in the background and barely distinguishable we may make an exception.
:bulletpurple: Any photos that are blurry, soft, or show poor focus.
:bulletpurple: Any photo which is under or over exposed. Occasionally we make exceptions if the overall composition is still good.
:bulletpurple: Anything which is a snapshot, photos must show that at least a little thought was put into it before taking the shot. We'd also prefer you do not submit similar photos of the same animal.
:bulletpurple: Anything with DA Watermarks!! For personal signatures please make sure they are not too large or distracting.
:bulletpurple: Anything with cage bars showing in FRONT of the animal. We are OK with bars behind the animal or faded into the background.
:bulletpurple: Anything showing gory or bloody images including dead animals or carcasses, any animal abuse, any photos or art of a sexual nature (in other words no mature content), and any vulgarity. We want to remain a nice, clean group for animal lovers.
:bulletpurple: Anything subitted to the wrong folder. We will let you know and ask you to submit to the correct folder.

If you would like to know why your submission was declined, simply ask us and we would be glad to explain. We offer only friendly, constructive criticism!

Please note that our admin team will decline at their discretion and it should not be taken personally. It should also serve as positive encouragement for you to improve your skills!

Read Group Rules People by sugarpoultry

Submissions to Featured

Our Featured folder is closed to submissions and will be used for our monthly journal Features. The admin will choose their favorite photos or artwork based on the criteria below each month, and then those submissions will be moved to Featured. :)

Here are some of the things we look for in our Featured works:

:bulletpurple: Clear, well-composed, and interesting.
:bulletpurple: Well-timed, exquisitely posed, beautifully captured with color, etc.

:bulletpurple: Super realism, fine skills with details, and correct anatomy.
:bulletpurple: Great coloring abilities with awesome backgrounds.

Artisan crafts, jewelry, clothing, etc

:bulletpurple: Anything particularly interesting or unique will usually capture our attention. Opinions of crafts and other types of hand-made items can vary greatly so it really depends on the views of each admin. But there is serious talent out there, wow! Even this becomes hard to choose. :D

Suggesting Favourites

Don't forget to suggest faves! If you see a nice photo or artwork, feel free to submit it to the group, either into our favourites or straight to the gallery. They only have to approve the request and it will be added.

:heart: :heart: Wanna spread some happiness by Nameda :heart: :heart:



Our fellow affiliates! They are all wonderful and deserve a look. ;) Affiliates must have something to do with animals and have no mature or vulgar content.

Donate Points

Our SUPER GROUP status is BACK! :la: But you can still donate points towards future contests or to become a VIP member and get special benefits with your name added to our VIP members folder!


to go straight to my personal profile, where you can donate. Unless you choose to be anonymous, your generosity will be listed and recognized! We will add your name to our special "VIP members" folder! WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO USE THIS FOLDER IT IS OPEN TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS ALIKE WHO HAVE DONATED POINTS.



A wonderful person dedicated to animals is part of something called "The Shelter Project" and you can help to support her cause by purchasing prints from her gallery. The deviant is TeaPhotography and the folder is labeled "The Shelter Project- Cats and Dogs", which has all of the available prints for sale. The funds go to support The South Coast Humane Society. For more information go here.

"Tea" is also the Founder of :iconunframed-nature:, an awesome animal-loving group and affiliate that's been around a long time!

You can donate points to help out the group here.
Congrats to... :iconxbajnox: xBajnox for winning with this incredible and humorous shot of this colorful bee-eater:

Angry bird by xBajnox

I shall move it to the Sub of the Month folder!  :D


Merry Christmas everyone, I hope you enjoy your holiday! :)  For me, Jesus is the reason for the season! :heart:
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NB-PhotoArt Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for requesting my shot of a Siberian tiger!
Mouselemur Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Our pleasure :)
LimboTheLost Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why was my drawing declined? =\
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
The image I found in our log (Winter Deer) had been submitted into our VIP folder, which is for donators only. I couldn't find you in the list, therefore, we can't accept it.
As I can't easily see whether you're a member or not; in case of the latter, it may be possible the VIP folder is the only you're able to submit to. In that case, you can easily join the group and be able to submit in all folders :)
RachaelsWireGarden Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the request =]
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Our pleasure entirely :aww:
BazarDeLaNature Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the request Bunny Emoji-87 (Thanks) [V5] 
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Our pleasure :)
graphie72 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the request! :)
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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