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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.

CATS Contest Winners

Mon May 11, 2020, 1:15 AM by Mouselemur:iconmouselemur:

Lintu47 hosted a terrific countest

with one of the most awesome subjects in the world:


The deadline has passed and the results are in.

Now, it is time

to celebrate the winners :dummy:

First place goes to

"Abyssinian kitten" by lazy-brush

Abyssinian kitten by lazy-brush

Portrait of Elena Temnikova #1 (view 2) by lazy-brushPortrait of William Rosewood (view 2) by lazy-brush
Portrait of a man with a white wolf (Commission) by lazy-brush
Lady Night by lazy-brushPortrait of Alexander Petrov (view 2) by lazy-brush
Portrait of Detsl aka Le Truk #2 (final 2) by lazy-brush
I'm in a creative atmosphere (+ My Dance Playlist) by lazy-brushPortrait of Paulina Andreeva (view 2) by lazy-brush
Portrait of Ariana Grande (final) by lazy-brush

Second places goes to

"Maine Coon Cat - Fire and Ice" by BeckyKidus

Maine Coon Cat - Fire and Ice by BeckyKidus

Juvenile Snow Leopard by BeckyKidusTiny red fox by BeckyKidus
A kind of normal griffin by BeckyKidus
Red Deer - Prince by BeckyKidusFighter by BeckyKidus
White-tailed Sea Eagle - Old Time Glory by BeckyKidus
Bobcat by BeckyKidusSnarling Tiger by BeckyKidus
Unicorn Creek by BeckyKidus

Third places goes to

"Kitty's new friend" by Quijuka

Kitty's new friend by Quijuka

Pretty Ritty by QuijukaHappy Time by Quijuka
Tree of life - Wallpaper contest by Quijuka
visiting Dracula's home by QuijukaStill life Photo Challenge by Quijuka
Magpie's Treasure by Quijuka
Silent night by QuijukaSiren by Quijuka
The Fairy and the Moon by Quijuka

Special Mentions

~ Cat by the fireplace ~ || GIF! by Dat-WulfCat adventures by jasminira
Kittycat drawing by MitchSanna
Royal cat by YariGrafightMagic Sitting Circle by WishingArrow

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TheHuntress1956 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for accepting me!
ratinrage Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: thank you for add me to the group   :)
Lupo-alla-Luna Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for add me to your group!!
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
I want to thank everyone who supports this group! 4k members strong, wow! ❤️
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