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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.

: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 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 everyone :wave:

I hope everyone is having a great summer so far :D College is almost starting for yet another year, and I suppose all the hastle - and good summer times - made me forget to put out this journal :blush:

The winner of the June Sub of the Month is Nojjesz with Beautiful Beast :clap:
Beautiful Beast by Nojjesz

On to the Feature by our Admin Team :la:

:iconmouselemur: chose:
Nature's Mystery - Springtime by OnTheMountainTop Bee on cholla cactus. by nolra
The Mystic Pond by 4steex Female Ruby Throated Hummingbird and chick by Andres-Cadena
Vulpes zerda by SvPolarFox 2015 - 22 Tom by W0LLE
Brazilian Rainbow Boa Drawing by BoogaMouse Sugar Gliders by Calmality
Kindred by katTink Grass snake by CyprianMielczarek
Wolf by Crynyd Snow Leopard: Kira by MoonsongWolf
Common eiders by Renum63 What is this? by MeEmilee

:icontanikel: chose:
Eurasian beaver in water by Sergey-Ryzhkov Sailor Beware by Life-takers-crayons
Serotine bat by Sergey-Ryzhkov spotter by Vilzard
Treacherous Waters - Save the Vaquita by Ahzuriel Gotti the white pitbull dog sculpture by SculpyPups

***Please cast your vote for the July Submission of the Month***

1) :P by Delariz
2) Owl by Nina-HN
3) Blunthead tree snake by ColinHuttonPhoto
4) Spectacled caiman by haptomai
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FeliDae84 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thank you very much for the request :sun:
LilaPati Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the request! :)
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Our pleasure :D
jus4taday Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
Thank you group....:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem :hug:
Cyb007 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
It's our pleasure ;)
ewmh1 Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for including my art in your gallery!! ^^
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :D
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