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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.

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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 IN NEED OF RENEWAL! :cry: Help us renew and give 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.
Hello dear members :wave:

I hope everyone is doing well now that the cold is setting in and the rain clouds seem to show themselves at least once a week.

Submission of the Month August goes to Misted-Dream with:
In Royal Company by Misted-Dream
Congratulations, and a big thank you to everyone who's casted their vote :clap: :heart:

On to the Feature of September:
20150904 Owl Psdelux by psdeluxe Evolution by fablau
UT Spurs For Olena by Nightmare-v Enigmatic Soul by Lhuin
Sweet Dreams by EsthervanHulsen Hawk by artoftas
Minttu by Thunderi 5 a.m. by vularia
Jaguar by niveky Wren bird by gimgams
Furry Friends Cross Stitch by silverdragoness Kyro by Aerizalia
Red squirrel near the water by Sergey-Ryzhkov Mothers's Love by LewiARTs
Ocelot Cross Stitch by silverdragoness Four Sparrows by MarkDelaCruz
Puma by LunarSpirit92 Masked Palm Civet II by SaniAmaniCrafts
Flight Eagle by evgeniyfill82 Ballpen Lion by Cindy-R

Cast your vote for your favorite submission of the month September:

1) Strange food boat by Linzu
2) - Fireflies - by AppyNinja
3) Maine-coon kittens 4 by Kelshray-photo
4) Barred owl by gimgams
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Alekos44 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
One more time many thanks for accepting my Peli-Splash
Best regards from Vienna
digit-Ds Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015
Blower fella (Party) Happy Wishes for the Holidays Season and, Christmas EmoteHappy New Year to all the members of AnimalsofTheWorld group and, the people that put time and effort to run this Group. All the best!Christmas- Deerling 
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww, thank you :huggle: We all really appreciate the well-wishes :aww:

Merry Christmas to you as well :merry christmas: 
wolftraz Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the request. :)
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Our pleasure ;)
Unkopierbar Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015   Photographer
Many thanks! :)
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
It's our pleasure ;)
Placi1 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
Thank you for the request!!
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Our pleasure ;)
CatStudio7 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the request! :D
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