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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.
Hey everyone! I want to thank all who participated again for doing so...and this was surely one of the most fun surprise contests I've done in a while. :) I'm sorry for the delays this group has suffered lately...some of my admin left suddenly rather recently, and then I went on vacation this past week and one day before I was going to go home I heard my grandpa passed and it was a whirlwind while my parents tried to get seats on the plane with me and we scrambled to make all the plans to get to the funeral.  (My mom's side of the family is Jewish and so as per their custom the burials happen quickly.) Anyway, while I am sad I also feel blessed I had my grandpa this long, he was almost 98 yrs old.  

This was a really tough choice!  I had to make my decision based on what picture gave me the biggest smile or I just simply liked the most.  However I did take into consideration quality, composition, pose, etc.  I HAD to choose some honorable mentions, three in fact, because it was a real hard decision amongst the final four I picked.  So below is the winner, followed by my three honorable mentions, and I hope you all enjoy the results, with no hard feelings on anyone who didn't get chosen. Because quite frankly they are ALL wonderful and the best part is that the way you all love your pets is truly special and shows in these pictures.  :heart:


WINNER-  "White and blue" by floflo :iconfloflo:

White and blue by floflo

Congratulations!  Your sweet and precious pure white kitten accented by flowers stole my heart! Not to mention this dainty little kitty seems so intently focused on one of the flowers with her lovely golden eyes...or perhaps she sees a bee!  :3
floflo please send a note to SilkenWinds to request either 400 :points: or a one month subscription!  I'm also going to request this photo right into our Featured folder.  Thank you for participating and sharing with your wonderful entry! :huggle:

The Honorable Mentions

WonderKa :iconwonderka: with "Agility"  Agility by WonderKa

AzureWindProductions :iconazurewindproductions: with "Sophie Two Face" Sophie Two Face by AzureWindProductions

gigi50 :icongigi50:  with "Birthday Bunny" Birthday bunny by gigi50

All of these will get requested or put into Featured.  THANKS EVERYONE! Expect more contests like this in the future! Right now since I can't renew the super group we will have to maybe stick to these litte contests as a larger one will have to be put on hold.  The points that I use to fund these contests are coming from me buying them and not our group's points pool.

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FeliDae84 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thank you so much for the request :sun:
Ahau2 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the request!!:happybounce:  And for accepting me in the group!
Mouselemur Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Of course :hug:
kiew1 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the request!!:happybounce: 
Mouselemur Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :D
Gwyneeth Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the request! Much appreciated!
Mouselemur Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem :D
Jipe-D Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the request! ;):happybounce: Woohooooo! 
Mouselemur Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
It is our pleasure ;) :)
wolftraz Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the request I really appreciate it. :)
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