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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.

Fickle Friday: Wildest Moments

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 29, 2018, 11:41 AM


You and I, bloodlines

Jewels of the Rainforests by HouseofChabrier

We come together every time

eclectus by claratessier

Two wrongs, no rights

Scarlet Macaws - Arteet by Arteet

We lose ourselves at night

Parrots by DalilaT

And from the outside, from the outside

Little Beauty by elviraNL

Everyone must be wondering why we try

Birds 1 by blambobee

Why do we try?

perruche d'Adelaide by claratessier

Baby, in our wildest moments

Sundown by BeckyKidus

We could be the greatest, we could be the greatest

Commission - Snow Sentinel by jocarra

Baby, in our wildest moments

Tiger Study by Xishka

We could be the worst of all

Tigre 2 by DDimitri16

Rain on, a thunder sky

Bear Doodle Finished by Noctualis

Wherever there's smoke, there'll soon be fire

Img 2479 2 by SalamanDra-S

What could bring bad luck,

Little Grizzly by Pixxus

I've been looking at you too much

Bear furr practice #2 by Ungen333

And from the outside, from the outside

Moon Bear by SophiaEowyn

Everyone must be wondering why we try

Grizzly Bear Study by denismayerjr

Why do we try?

watercolor, bear by LomovtsevaOlga

Baby, in our wildest moments

The Last Fighter by josephinekazuki

We could be the greatest, we could be the greatest

Tiger by Zerda-Fox

Maybe in our wildest moments

Bath Time by TehChan

We could be the worst of all

tigers by ElenaShved

In the middle of it

Fennec Fox by Vawie-Art

We walk, we walk the line

Fennec by Lisanata

Looking back I miss it

fennec fox by FeatheredDiva

Our wildest moments

Barely Lit by Pixxus

Are you thinking what if

Fennec Fox by Snowsupply

What if we ruined it all?

Fennec foxes by Egretink

My wrecking ball

fennec by Faol-bigbadwolf

And from the outside, from the outside

Fade by LauriKortelainen

Everyone must be wondering why we try

Sea Turtle Commission by gloryblaz

Why do we try?

Baby sea turtles by pikaole

Baby, in our wildest moments

eyes closed by Apofiss

We could be the greatest, we could be the greatest

Tigerwoxy6 by ZiskaJa

Maybe in our wildest moments

Tiger and Moon by dawndelver

We could be the worst of all

Rainy by FlashW

journal css by :allykun:
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LewiARTs Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the request! :bow:
maska13 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018
Thanks a lot for the request!
Sillybilly60 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you kindly for the request! :rose:
AveragePhotographer Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for accepting! :)
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Dynline Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! La la la la 
Ricoro Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there! I haven't joined yet, since I have a few questions, sry for putting those in the comments ^^'

• I haven't uploaded any animal artwork yet but plan to in the near future. Can I join already or must I have some artwork already?

• I plan to do many studies of animals: Hopefully as realistic as possible about movement and their lives. Those will still look a little sketchy. Are those allowed?

Thank you for reading my questions! 
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :wave:

No problem, I'm glad to be able to answer any questions.

- You can join the group already; you don't have to have animal art in your gallery just yet. You can upload any animal-related art (as long as they comply to the group rules) as soon as you've uploaded it!

- You mean sketchy as in sketches, right? Those are allowed, but keep in mind that some natural elements of animals' lives (predators hunting, for example and dining on their caught prey) are looked at more closely and will probably not be accepted.

I hope this answers your questions though be sure to follow up if I've left anything unclear :)
Ricoro Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those were very detailed answers, thank you so much for that! Now everything's clear for me! 
Guess I'll hit the join button then
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
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