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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:



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 :wave:

With Summer in full swing, I always feel like I should do something else than sitting behind my computer looking through deviantART :P Still, I find myself spending almost too much time in the community, but nevertheless, it's so very enjoyable seeing all the wonderful artwork coming into this group :la:
(I myself will however be going on a short vacation starting the 20th and will be back on the 24th - it might be possible submission won't be going through as quickly, but I'll try to get the last couple still waiting in before I leave :heart:)

Winner of May's Submission of the Month is Animal75Artist with the "funny and adorable" painting of Marselon the cat:
cat Marselon by Animal75Artist

The admin team's Featured choices for July are the following; make sure to :+fav: and drop a comment :typerhappy: at the ones you like and love :heart:

From the shadow by wolf-minori Black Cockatoo by tuftedpuffin
Love in spots by FlashW Why you leave me by hoschie
Bear dreams WIP by Michelle-Winer Dama Dama V by blizzard2006
Their love by ChristinaMandy Ostrich by steyfi
Feather Painting - Horse by myweri Show Horse by DOLI125
Stunning OOAK Cutlery Phoenix FOR SALE by Alexana-Sculpture Osprey-Splash by JestePhotography
Sensei by NicoFroehberg Summer in the Meadow by MistanPhotography
Fly-by Shooting by TerribleTer Meringue by DoireannFriz
living on a leaf by Niophee Ruby-throated Hummingbird by Nachiii

***Vote for June's Submission of the Month***

1) Eurasian beaver in water by Sergey-Ryzhkov
2) Lynx cub by Bisanti
3) Beautiful Beast by Nojjesz
4) Giuly by VerenSky

Good luck everyone :boogie:
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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
pinkythepink Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:hug: Thanks so much for featuring my piece in your gallery!
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
It's our pleasure :heart:
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