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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- July 

58 deviants said We have lift off! by ColinHuttonPhoto
32 deviants said Eurasian hoopoe (Upupa epops) by Sergey-Ryzhkov
28 deviants said Erkanmatik 2014 05 by ErkanKalenderli
13 deviants said Facing Down Wind by LinRuPhotography
12 deviants said Arabian horse PASTEL by Elsouille
9 deviants said my kitten II by hv1234
6 deviants said Elephant and Baby by Strange-1
5 deviants said Timor Monitor Lizard Light Switch Plate by CustomExotics
5 deviants said Manta fly by scubapic
1 deviant said You came to the wrong place by MihaelaJoeDesigns



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.
Congrats to :iconcolinhuttonphoto: ColinHuttonPhoto for winning with this remarkable (and downright adorable) picture of this bug:

We have lift off! by ColinHuttonPhoto

You deserved it with such a great shot that I'm sure wasn't easy to get! :clap:


In other news I am sorry the contest is taking so long to get started, but because this is Labor Day weekend coming up, I hope to get it up this weekend.  I surely hope we will still have interested participants!  For myself, my excuses are being very busy but also health issues. :( I am trying hard to keep things going smoothly but there will be more delays, I'm sure. Still, I intend to keep the group going. I enjoy seeing all of your submissions immensely and also seeing new members almost daily! :D
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kiew1 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the request!
CakeUpStudio Featured By Owner 5 days ago
thank you for requesting my owl cake :dance:
Eddyfying Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the request!!:) (Smile)
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
REN703 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Photos keep expiring
tanikel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014   Photographer
That's odd, we're usually on top of things, so submissions should sit for a few days at most.  How long were you waiting?
REN703 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Can't remember off the top of my head :/ I didn't pay attention to it. I can just re-submit :)
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

Unfortunately due to the Summer vacation, we depend on a few admins to check in as often as they can, to get votes in on submissions.
We try to get as much of the submissions through as we can, but it takes time as we stand for quality and sometimes need to confer.
We hope to keep the expiration level as low as possible, but there are no guarantees.
If you're wondering what's taking so long, please try and leave a message on the submission process of the specific deviation and we'll try to see to it ASAP :)
st3rn1 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the request! I very appreciate it. =)
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Of course :D
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