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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.



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.

Admins Needed

Tue May 30, 2017, 4:00 AM
Mouselemur & Me, Zoo Photographers My Gallery.

Are you an active member of DeviantArt and looking for a new challenge to immerse yourself in the community?

Why not consider joining the admin team of one of these groups :D


ForTheAnimals has been a part of the animal-loving DA community going on for 7 years. In fact, when you look for "animals" groups, it's the first search result popping up on your screen. The group is aimed towards animals of each species, be they drawn, crafted or photographed in their truest state of nature.

There aren't strict quality rules, as long as you make sure the image itself is focused and with an animal as the main subject.

Through the years, the group has seen a lot of changes in the admin team; I've been on board since 2014, when the group was already dwindling. With the temporary help of dear friend Michelle, we managed to crank up the activity a bit, but it's once again mostly just me.

We're really looking for help in voting and requesting artwork to get the group a bit more active.

Please send me a note if this group and administrator role sounds interesting and you'd like to give it a try :aww:


5 years ago, AnimalsofTheWorld was founded - one of the places to be when you love animals, be they drawn, crafted or photographed. Any kind of animal is accepted - even fantasy animals and anthros. Since we focus on our mutual love for animals, we like to keep things as animal-friendly as possible. This means we don't accept sick, dying or dead animals (including skulls and skeletons), even though we're aware that the death of one animal can sustain another. Also, though we do accept anthros, we do not accept submissions that have any kind of human in it.

The rules are rather clean-cut; you don't need to be a professional photographer, just make sure you don't submit snapshots, blurry or unfocused, over- or underexposed photos, or obstacles like glass glares or bars in front of the animal.
Most importantly, we don't accept submissions with DA watermarks. We completely understand your want and need to protect your work, but if you have the chance, please create one of your own  that doesn't obliterate the center and often most important part of your work.

The group has known spurts of avid activity when we have a larger admin team passing the vote and requesting new work. However, with real life waving its arms like crazy in the background, things have kind of dwindled down and the group has shrunk to few active voters to get your work through.

We're really looking for help in voting and requesting new artwork. We'd also like to bring back the monthly member features where admins choose 10 of their favorite submissions to spotlight in a journal.

Please send me a note if this group and contributor role sound interesting to you and you'd like to give it a try :thumbsup:


Though I got on board rather late, Stand-Out-Shots has been around for 7 years. There have been a lot of changes in the admin team, and there are few left. With the addition of emspanglerphotos things are already looking better, but we'd very much like to expand the team a bit more to take the pressure off.

As the name of the group suggests, we're all about shots that stand out - meaning we expect high quality and interesting shots.

You'll find few blurry, unfocused, under-/ overexposed photos in our group gallery, though I'll be the first to admit that in voting on submissions quality is the first thing we look at, admins may view deviations in a different way. Therefore, submissions might at times take a tad longer so multiple administrators can take a look at your photo and share their opinion.

If you have a high quality standard and a good eye for photography, we really need your help voting on submissions and requesting new artwork. You're also invited to submit your photography art features on the group wall to garner a larger viewing public.

Please send me a note if this group and contributor role sound interesting to you and you'd like to give it a try :)


It's been 2.5 years since we teamed up with friend Andorada to create our very first Tandem Feature Tandem Feature - sharing the love through DA - :D by Andorada. Since then, 28 collaborative features have seen the light and a group - TandemFeatures - was founded.

We accept all kinds of art features: photography, literature, mixed media, themed, group articles, tutorials and interviews - you name it, we've got it. We love to help our fellow deviant gain a larger viewing public by inviting their work into our group gallery, and are more than happy to help anyone promote their contest or project, and help celebrate the winners.

We're a journal and feature group only, and don't accept regular art - it has to be included in a journal feature. Though often art features can also be found in the personal journals section, actual personal journals that aren't features - this includes stories - are the only kind of journal we don't accept.

Though we a have a great team, it's relatively small and real life can at times affect our activity. We're really looking forward to new admins who like to browse through journals and request them to our group gallery. Of course, any contribution with an art feature of your own to our group wall are more than welcome.

Please send me a note if this group and contributor role sound interesting to you and you'd like to give a try :D

  • Mouselemur & Me
  • Zoo Photographers, Animal Lovers & Devoted Featurists

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WeirdFishPhotography Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for accepting me into AnimalsoftheWorld! I am looking forward to being among other natural world photographers, learning, growing, and hopefully adding my photography to your collection! Fish
wiebkerost Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017   General Artist
Thank you!  :beedance: 
Louisetheanimator Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Student Filmographer
Your art is amazing.
saperlipop Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017

Thanks a lot for requesting Magpies for Momotte :heart:

Mouselemur Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Our pleasure :hug:
Blazinghalo Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for adding my drawings!
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for adding my tigers. :heart:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
S-k-y-F-r-e-e Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello nature-lovers! Please sign and share this petition to help stop part of Ohio's Wayne National Forest from being auctioned off for fracking!…
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