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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:

Submission of the Month - September 

30 deviants said I Don't Know You by kenket
22 deviants said Shrill cry by Zaratra
16 deviants said white stag by liga-marta
14 deviants said First steps by lluvia-estival
13 deviants said Sunset Beauty by Spiegelmomente
11 deviants said Dark cat by Chris-Lamprianidis
9 deviants said Colors of Autumn by MorRokko
6 deviants said Flower Fly by sadiqalkhater
4 deviants said Dolphin by FredrikEriksson1
4 deviants said Toodles, the cornish rex cat- commission by LisaToms



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.

Sept. Featured and Points Drive!

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 11:17 AM by SilkenWinds:iconsilkenwinds:
Skin by CypherVisor

Hello everyone :) Before you take a look at September's Featured picks please take a moment to consider supporting our super group for a renewal.  This will expire on Dec. 17th.  Some very nice deviants have already donated but we need over 4k points in order to renew.  Our contest will unfortunately have to be put on hold while we run this Points Drive  If you look above you can see our "Donate Points" box which will give you all the info you need as to where to donate points.  Remember that even donating just 10 points a member would get us more than half of what we need in no time!  Should we expire, I will continue to collect points until we can renew.  Thank you all for your wonderful and generous support of our group!  All donators become part of our VIP list.  (The list and info is here animalsoftheworld.deviantart.c… )

WindInTheCoffeeCup chose:
Sing for Me by Neutron2K Fox playing with vole by AlesGola
Eagle Drawing by mysticdragon2406 Concentration by Katie-Z
New Harris Hawk by EdgedFeather Ruby Throated Hummingbird by Andres-Cadena
.:Wild and Free:. by RHCheng Look of hope by Lion-Redmich
Tickle Me by AimishBoy Big Brown Bear by brijome

Mouselemur chose:
Something On Your Nose by robbobert Sea Eagle by krystledawn
Origami Tiger by GEN-H 130 by kaskaa96
Love of Lions by sindisj giraffes by monsieur-arlequin
Birds fighting by j-vidanova snake by joie
everything that rises.. by devils-horizon African elephants acrylic painting by khyrkat
The Provider by Hbruton Barn Owls by KatePowellArt
What do you want ? by Misgaeroten Feather Painting - Eagle Owl by myweri

panna-cotta chose:
fox and raccoon by GaudiBuendia The white by ailah
Three stars. by Safiru Igor by ChristinaKingma
Reed Cormorant by WillemSvdMerwe Cutest Puppies Ever by Wordup
Majestic Icelandic Sheep by WarmFuzzyPics Redhead cutie! by Seb-Photos
Osprey-Deadly Intent by JestePhotography . by Alshain4

SilkenWinds chose:
Special Note from founder: I went back to our closed original photography folder and chose a few I thought were overlooked and needed featuring.  Hoping this will be a nice surprise for some deviants. :)
Img 3164-1 by snomanda- I think bees are very cute, and this one looks as if he is plum tuckered out and stopping for a break.  With those short antennae and fuzzy little head she makes for a great macro shot, with great detail and clarity. :D
I'm a rockstar, baby... by hoschie- This is precious and hysterical. It really looks like the cat is breakdancing and singing.  I also really like the exposure the white fur of the cat stands out nicely. :heart:
Raynee by Wordup- I love great animal portraits, especially in outdoor settings. The atmosphere of this shot is amazing and the dog is nicely exposed, everything is crisp and bright.   The background is lovely and blurred just right. Superb! :clap:
Do you see him? He is doing this to me all the day by Lion-Redmich- Absolutely perfect, amusing expression on the lioness. I really like capturing animal expression and personality, it's one thing I strive for in my own work. :nod:
OK To Be Tokay by JonShotFirst- This macro work needs more attention, the details captured in the eye are stunning...and also curious, are we looking at an alien? Some animals have truly bizarre eye patterns.
Snail. by XDRdaniel- This I chose because it is so amazing and unique.  The sunlight crossing right near the snail almost makes it look as if it is summoning the light.  Wow! What an effect. Sometimes, a work needs to be chosen because of the brilliant composition alone. :trophy:
King Vulture by DeniseSoden- I admit I have a soft spot for vultures but this mug shot is truly beautiful. Clear and colorful! :heart:
Bree and Toulouse by JQ444- The color, the setting, and the soft feel to this gorgeous cat portrait was an instant winner for me. :aww:
Butterfly 5 - Peacock Butterfly by wuestenbrand- Just plain beautiful. Love the flowers blurred in the background, the contrast of all the colors is very pleasing. :)
Call The Dusk by kenket- Wonderful rugged feel and I like the angle of the fox, giving us a nice view and depth perception of the field he's in. Also the sunset...lovely!

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kalicobay Featured By Owner 7 hours ago
Thank you for the request! 
theperian Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the request! :heart:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
JaqueOliveira Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member  General Artist
Thanks for the request!!! It was a lovely surprise!:D (Big Grin) 
Mouselemur Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Our pleasure :hug:
Kwazar Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the request! Is an honour "to be" among such honorable artworks. :)
Mouselemur Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Our pleasure ;)
Bug-zilla Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for requesting my cat portrait Kalki ! :)
Mouselemur Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome ;)
B-Keks Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the request! :iconbunnyloveplz:
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