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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.

: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 dear members :wave:

How is everyone doing with the crazy start of the summer this year? We here in the Netherlands, are having our first, official heat wave of the year. Seeing how our Winter never arrived, I suppose it's what we could expect. Not the most ideal weather to go out and take photos of animals, as a lot of them are bothered by the hot weather as well.

But fortunately, we have some great art to share with you for the admin team's featured choices :D

Origami-Earth by okissopCurious Bluet by Enkased
Love on Wings by ewmh1swimming in cherry blossoms by Chrystal-Art
Long-tailed Tit by CyprianMielczarekTraditional sketching 4 - Cephalopods by IgnazioDelMar
humming bird by Nel-WLittle Buddy by Wellgarth
Hermine - study by fablauPlane by karz09
Flowers by dark-caydenHungry Eyes by PaperDreamerArt
Mist by RontoloLast Flights: Gunnison Sage Grouse by Cypselurus
White Lion by ManiaAdunDrifters by brushandtea
The Tonic of Wildness by Deliquesce-FluxReglisse menthe by ChristineAmat
Jumper on Black by WanderingMogwaiHarpy by Velkss
Leopard by MeorowWood by Meorow
In flames by TiefenschaerfeOsprey-Splash by JestePhotography
 2015 by SalamanDra-SAltis by Aenkill
Perching Squirrel by SpangledstarsFossa by WillemSvdMerwe
Lanius collurio by DangerousLukeMorning Mist by Hestefotograf
SIX HUNDRED + FORTY FOUR by anita-trimburMother swan with cygnets by linneaphoto
white bird with nest by freedragonflySnake - GEO by JunBenLiesor
Flying above the ocean's surface by jollyvicky2 bald eagles Colored pencil drawing on blue paper by JasminaSusak

April's Submission of the Month goes to snazzie-designz and aldwarke for their collaboration on this great fan:

Hand made frame and fan and pyrograph by snazzie-designz Congratulations! :clap:

Please vote for your favorite Submission of the Month May

1) Running through the woods-[Commission] by Nanalina20
2) Momma Merganser Manages Merglets by EWilloughby
3) Woodburning zebra  by WitchiArt
4) stupid ducks by KFCemployee
5) cat Marselon by Animal75Artist

***Ever felt like making your own features?***

You now have the perfect opportunity to shamelesly promote both yourself, and other artists you love, through the great project set up by our friends over at TandemFeatures and MyLovelyPet, Project Portfolio. You can win great prizes, and of course, put yourself and your art in the spotlight in a prominent way ;)
Head on over the journal explaining the rules and go and have fun :la:

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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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