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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- August 

59 deviants said In-between books right now - PASTEL PAINTING by AstridBruning
33 deviants said untitled by kayleighmc
30 deviants said Giraffee Kisses In blue by BellaLyle
22 deviants said Ballpoint Baby Tiger by Cindy-R
13 deviants said The Forest Path by DeingeL-Dog-Stock



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.
A big congrats to all! :clap:

Mouselemur chose:
Wisdom by pamslaats La Parade by Sblourg
Blue tit by Renum63 Wild Stark by Azany
Blue by rieke-b Winter is coming... by imaagination
Steel Finch by Reighnard Flurries by kenket
C'mon, let's play! by melinaminotti Sun Bathing by PiecesOfAnsley

WindInTheCoffeeCup chose:
Hungry bear II. by Ravenith Graceful lioness by NB-PhotoArt
Labradors can fly! by DeingeL-Dog-Stock Hiding Amongst the Pretty by tiny-tea-party
From the shadows by shonechacko Strange encounter by Nikki-vdp
Prigorie by RichardConstantinoff Searching for Nectar by CaveCanem42

SilkenWinds chose

Felidae: the puma (puma concolor) by BlackMysticA Amore by AngeInk
Split Face by LeccathuFurvicael Mocha close up by Ricchin
Jungle King by TamarViewStudio Golden Eagle 04 by Starfall00
Antares by Nightmare-v Fighting foxes (Vulpes Vulpes) by AlesGola
breaking dawn by jaelise Mr Otter Praying by KevinPreston

No time for comments from me this month, so my apologies! But I will say I was overwhelmed with the beauty and majesty of many of the choices.
Thank you all for your continued sharing of your marvelous works. :heart:
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ha-rat-kiri Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: thank you for the request :)
Mouselemur Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Our pleasure :)
sylverface Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the request =D
Mouselemur Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Our pleasure :aww:
SueMArt Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the request Heart 
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :D
Magdalena888 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for accepting me :)
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Of course ;)
XanaduPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
Thank you :heart: for the request.
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Our pleasure :)
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