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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 all! :) Well unfortunately we have lost super group status, but I want to thank those who have donated points already, we appreciate it very much! We still need a lot of points though, and until we collect enough or I can manage to come up with the funds to buy points,  we will not be able to renew.  This means I cannot use the poll feature, so instead I will ask for all of you to vote for November's sub of the month after the features.  Please see below for all of the awesome choices our admin made for November 2014!  I apologize again that we are a bit behind, but we'll catch up, don't worry ;)
Those who got moved to Featured folder:
:iconwindinthecoffeecup: chose:
Hi ! by m-eralp 112 by weelx
- Holly Jolly Christmas - by AppyNinja Frog legs on chanterelle by GrafMatula
The Furry Gang by ZoranPhoto Bakya II by Sagittor
Fly away. by Annarigby Free Horses by DeingeL
Safe For Winter. by andokadesbois Little nap by xXBellcatXx

:iconmouselemur: chose:
Felidae: the margay (Leopardus wiedii) by BlackMysticA Faster! by TheCompanyOfWolves
Don't afraid... by whyou Four of a Kind by papatheo
Kimba III by BlackPepperPhotos You Can Fly ! You Can Fly ! You Can Fly ! by darkcalypso
Fennec by WillemSvdMerwe Home by Kuvari
Wolf by Azany Submerged by Hunkinart
Baby Forest Skunk - For Sale! by Heiditruth P R A Y by Drawgraphie

:iconsilkenwinds: chose:
Junco in the Snow by papatheo Kyro by Aerizalia
SIX HUNDRED + TWENTY FIVE by anita-trimbur Kitten Eyes by Schnitzelyne
New Smells by GeminiGM Line up by TammyPhotography
Fighter by chaoticfireflies Springbok Sunset - Golden African Wildlife by LivingWild
One Family by FlashW Mistress of the taiga by Azany

Now please vote by number in comments below for your favorite nomination for November's sub of the month :)
Just one vote for person, please do not vote for yourself, and I will tally up in about two weeks.

1)  Leopardcub by brijome
2)  Udah 5 by EdgedFeather
3)  - Sexy Eyes - by AppyNinja
4)  A Snail Kissing Water (Painting Study) by ZombieSandwich
5)  Needle felted fennec foxes by SaniAmaniCrafts
6)  Ms. Curious by Unkopierbar
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ToothlessandHiccup Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Does your club accept pictures of dinosaur statues? They might not be alive anymore, and recreations, but they were still animals of our world.
Mouselemur Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
It depends on the quality of the photo and if you've made the statue yourself.
We do accept traditional and digital drawings of dinosaurs, and dinosaur related artisan crafts, but I'm afraid we do not accept photos taken of actual statues of dinosaurs.
I hope this answers your question :)
VisualCondyle Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for adding my fluffy guy to your gallery! :) Have an awesome day!
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :aww:
maska13 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Thank you so much for the request! :rose:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Our pleasure ;)
soulwithin465 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Thank you for the invite. This is a beautiful group, I'd love to join <3
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome ;)
Martina-WW Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Thanks so much for the request.:D
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