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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- October 

24 deviants said Angry bird by xBajnox
22 deviants said American Pika by WillemSvdMerwe
20 deviants said A Family of Fluffballs by Eurwentala
16 deviants said *** by Fatalv
16 deviants said Friesian Horse IV by ManiaAdun
15 deviants said Cardinal by paintingblueturtles
12 deviants said Wise Guy by jslackfineart
5 deviants said Peregrine Falcon Nest by Algren-Hayabusa
3 deviants said Teemu the autumn-y pony by Pau-Norontaus
3 deviants said Kitty by kaidasaur


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.

October Featured Choices :D

Sat Nov 15, 2014, 3:42 PM by SilkenWinds:iconsilkenwinds:
Skin by CypherVisor

Hello all members! Are you getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas?  What a busy time of year, fun but sometimes a bit stressful.  So here's a bit of beautiful animal art and photography to ease some of your stress  ;)

:iconwindinthecoffeecup: chose:
Childhood by BogdanBoev Gulf Fritillary by Enkased
Patience by stalksthedawn Book Mice by B-Keks
(captive) His majesty by phalalcrocorax .: Bath Time :. by AppyNinja
The pigeon of the Varanguer by phalalcrocorax Prancing in the sun by Wolfling01
Cat2 by madzia530 Golden 1755 by Sooper-Deviant

:icontanikel: chose:
Winged Coffee Giraffe by mitanei Galloping Mustangs by deskridge
My love by jollyvicky Pandore by Doloresvselenium
Mountain Gorilla by HendrikHermans Raggio di luce by selvatico3

:iconmouselemur: chose
tufted titmouse feather painting by your-friendly-nukes The Stare by darkSoul4Life
Wind`s Fiancee by montiljo Compass by LuxDani
Common Buzzard in Flight by Sergey-Ryzhkov Wildlife Portrait Marten by sandravonhohenstein
Giraffe - African Wildlife - Out of the Dust by LivingWild Speedpaints #35 by Sylar113
The Legendary (and Adorable) Black Dragon by JonShotFirst Crowded house by VJagev
Scottish Owl Centre 04 by fatgordon0 Released by Calmality

:iconsilkenwinds: chose
Fairyforest by carinamaiwald- Beautiful composition of the horse and sparkling trees in the bokeh... :heart:
Sisters. by ElliographyCope- Such and incredible portrait of two lion sisters and nearly perfect in its composition. The color contrast just adds an extra special touch.  :clap:
Salute by DoireannFriz- I had a hard time choosing this over another of the same artist, but this won out due to slightly better overall quality. :3
Wild at heart by LordLJCornellPhotos- Just epic and incredible, what more can be said about it? :trophy:
Bubble Fly by Metkan- :Macro photography just doesn't get more amazing than this. :jawdrop:
Leoncitos - Lion Kitties - 2 head by Khaotico- This one will make you stare for a while, is it actually a two-headed kitten? o.0
Hyena Pup by FatPug- There isn't too much hyena art out there, and the eye shine on this piece is stunning. Well done! :D
Commission: Cats Relaxin' by KV-Arts- Incredible detail in this graphite drawing, and the artist shows a lot of potential. :clap:
Viburnum by AllaD8- Soft and gorgeous coloring. The way those berries are blurred in the front and clearer in the back is an awesome touch, giving great sense of depth.  :iconthumbsupplz:
The desert. by Safiru- The mood of this piece is quite intense and has an eerie quality to it. Very nicely done. :nod:

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