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Victor by Arkus83
    The crocodile and the Monarch butterfly by Kajenna          Bulldog by FleetingEmber
Grey Wolf - Look before you leap by BeckyKidus
          Green, greener the greenest by woxys          -= Dijon =- by Naia-Art
A Gold finch by roisabborrar
[NF] Wood mouse by ZimtHandmade
         Descent by Vawie-Art          Humblot's Flycatcher by WillemSvdMerwe
Skadi by Wolfskuss
          Akela by Wolfskuss          Jaguar by blue-birdie-drawings
Fennek(II). by Phototubby
The Watcher by Ciorano
           One foxy smile for you by woxys          Barn Owl Painting by EsthervanHulsen
Bay Andalusian by Tenrou-RT
          Dreams of the Beach by Kuvari          Bear by Foxjot
The Coal tit looking down by roisabborrar
Put your ears in the air by KristynaKvapilova
         American Flamingo - Paper cut birds by NVillustration          Summer by RossaCara
Red Tailed Hawk - Paper cut birds by NVillustration
          Spotted Hyena  - Paper cut art by NVillustration          Dundee by Lain-AwakeAtNight
Woodpeckers by Kajenna
In The Sunlight by Catlaxy
          Natural Habitat by Onistocke          Colorful feather. by Phototubby
Waiting to fly by Konakira
          Ylvi by Khalliysgraphy          Snowy Robin by rainylake
Ring-tailed Lemur - Lemur Catta by Yuukon
Incoming! by DominikaAniola
         Baby Rabbit by EsthervanHulsen          Dog portrait by blue-birdie-drawings
Cute look by Thunderi
        Glowing Fox by Jack-13         Winter by RossaCara
Oil painting - Fallow deer dama dama by PeachtreeDandan
King Of Winter by Hestefotograf
         Honu by Vitaly-Sokol          Arctic wolf / Canis lupus arctos by HunkUmbrella2
Italian Wolf by makangeni
          Eye of the giant by LewiARTs          Zara by 22Zitty22
Donkey by Arkus83
Snowflakes by Lesventie
         A Great tit this cloudy day by roisabborrar          Poison Dart Frog by MGreinerArt
A Nuthatch by roisabborrar
          Sunny day and a Blue tit by roisabborrar          The Beast Awakens! by AngelaMende
Snowflake by TobiasRoetsch
       Anas crecca by Chotacabras          Demoiselle crane / Grus virgo by HunkUmbrella2
Red macaw by blue-birdie-drawings
       My lair by PhotoDragonBird         Torn by strangemickey
Green Eyes by JenniferWallura
Winter is Coming! by steffchep
  Smile? by Bastet-mrr   Little Grebe with fish 15-12-18 by pell21
  My Guide by Slinky-1   Soar by YoshaPhotography
Feed me plz by PaulaDarwinkel
  Angry bird by PaulaDarwinkel   Skimmer (Libellulidae sp.) by Azph
  Salticid by ColinHuttonPhoto   Leaf Beetle (Hovacassis murzini) by Azph
My Home by AdrianGoebel
 Echo by MGreinerArt   Twins by AngiWallace
  Frolicking Papillon Puppy by Deliquesce-Flux   Fallow deer by Tinnuien
Canada lynx / Lynx canadensis by HunkUmbrella2
  Lion / Panthera leo bleyenberghi by HunkUmbrella2 Charli by MGreinerArt
Red panda / Ailurus fulgens by HunkUmbrella2

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DA-Animals - Only The Best !

Hey! :wave:

DA-animals is looking for creative and awe-inspiring animal art of good quality! Please send us your best!



RULES For DA-Animals Group:

Your work has been declined ?

:bulletblack: First of all, read the group rules (again).

:bulletblack: Don't feel offended, it doesn't mean your art isn't good or that you are not talented. It just means your deviation does not fit our criteria. You must understand that we are looking for the very (very) best of DeviantArt about animals! With time, we hope it becomes an honor to have a picture in DA-animals, rather than a shame to have it declined. The group's aim is to help people getting their own very best! Therefore, do not hesitate to ask why it was declined.

:bulletblack: We are willing to give (simple) feedback, but we do not initially give feedback on declined submissions; you have to ask for it! This is because we receive so many submissions each day, that we cannot keep up if we have to answer for each decline. If you are wondering why your submission was declined, please send a message in the correspondence item or send us a note with a link to the deviation! It may take a few days or longer before we reply, but we will! If you are looking for more constructive feedback on your art, please check other groups like ProjectComment!

:bulletblack: If you think that a rule is unclear or missing, then please send us a note.

:bulletblack: All rules will be enforced with staffs’ discretion.

Group rules

General rules

:bulletblack: Members of DA-animals are allowed to submit Deviations to both the Gallery and Favorites Gallery Folder of our group. Any Deviant outside our group can only submit to our Favorites Gallery Folder. Submissions are limited to 2 per folder per day.

:bulletblack: Deviations must be submitted in the correct folder. If your photograph or picture does not belong in any of the folders we have, please send a note or leave a comment so we can consider creating a new folder.

:bulletblack: While we understand why many Deviants use the watermark feature, we would prefer not to accept images that use the huge DA watermark in their images, as it really takes away from the viewing experience. If you have your own personal watermark that you made in Photoshop and added to your image, that should be okay as long as it is not very large and takes up most of the image in the middle.

:bulletblack: Deviations must not contain gore (we promote animal love, not violence).

:bulletblack: Photographs and artwork must contain an extant animal within them, and the animal should be the main focus. This means that the animal should not take up only a little amount of space in the image and other objects, but we do accept photography and artwork that showcase the natural habitat of the animal well. Background and surroundings should not draw attention away from the animal.

:bulletblack: We don't accept photos and artworks where there are bars/cage in front of the animal.

:bulletblack: No photographs/artworks containing people. We are a group focused on non-human animals and feel the inclusion of a person takes away the focus from the animal. We also discourage photographs with too many human-made objects.

:bulletblack: Any Deviations in storage will be removed from the group to keep the galleries clean and organized.


:bulletblack: Photographs must be very high quality pictures (composition, technique, originality are some of the most important criteria). It should have some artistic sense, not just a snapshot.

:bulletblack: Photos should have purposeful focus, no grain/noise, and should not be blurry.

:bulletblack: We typically decline photos that aren't focused on the head of the animal (example: no photos of an ear, foot, tail etc.).

Traditional and digital art

:bulletblack: All artworks should be unique and have correct anatomy, composition, displaying a good understanding of art techniques.

:bulletblack: Traditional art should be good quality scans/photographs (no blurry images, no dark corners, no including the desk or tools used. Also no art drawn on graph or lined paper.)

:bulletblack: We look for realistic art, with extant animals, (i.e. nothing rainbow, neon blue cats, things you wouldn't see in real life.) We do not accept cartoon-style drawings, comics, or any fantasy. Only real animals drawn in a realistic manner. We do accept geometric or slightly stylised art, as long as the general anatomy seems correct.



on behalf of the original Founders of DA-animals
TheEyesNeedMore & darkcalypso

and our current admins








Group Info

We're a group dedicated for the love and beauty of animals, representing the Animal side of the Deviant Art community.
Founded 7 Years ago
Apr 30, 2012


Group Focus

2,646 Members
2,280 Watchers
76,285 Pageviews
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Gallery Folders

Parasitic Fungi on fly by melvynyeo
Lion Sculpture 3d print model by doubleagent2005
Affection by vinayan
Zubr by DominikaAniola
Photography - Aquatic Life
one day old grayseal by Lain-AwakeAtNight
Honu by Vitaly-Sokol
Little Grebe with fish 15-12-18 by pell21
A fish by DominikaAniola
Photography - Aquatic Mammals
Elephant Seals of Cambria by MotorCrazy
Seal 29-9-18 by pell21
Keep the distance by woxys
baby seal by Lain-AwakeAtNight
Photography - Domesticated Cats
Primordus by EvelynVictus
Osiris by EvelynVictus
Pilou by Arkus83
Natural Habitat by Onistocke
Photography - Domesticated Dogs
Milvi by AnnaP-Artwork
Kosmo by AnnaP-Artwork
Nova the Wolf II by Deliquesce-Flux
Enjoying the snow by MGreinerArt
Photography - Domesticated Small Mammals
Meerkat / Suricata suricatta by HunkUmbrella2
Cute look by Thunderi
Mieps, Wies and Pien by Marloeshi
busy hamster by Thunderi
Photography - Domesticated Horses, Donkeys
Andalusian horse by Nightmare-v
Andalusian horse by Nightmare-v
*** by Nightmare-v
*** by Nightmare-v
Photography - Domesticated Ruminants
Sheep Portrait by DominikaAniola
Silence of the lambs by YoshaPhotography
Tasty food by DominikaAniola
Die Gedanken sind frei by Lain-AwakeAtNight
Photography - Birds
Black winged stilt by isischneider
european stonechat by isischneider
Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus) by Sergey-Ryzhkov
Northern hawk-owl (Surnia ulula) by PhotoDragonBird
Photography - Bears
Brown bear / Ursus arctos by HunkUmbrella2
Brown Bear Cub by vinayan
Asian Black Bear by DominikaAniola
Muscular by Berlin-Steglitz
Photography - Elephants, Hippos, Rhinos
Eye of the giant by LewiARTs
Photography - Wild Felids
Siberian tiger / Panthera tigris altaica by HunkUmbrella2
Photography - Wild Canids
Red fox by Sergey-Ryzhkov
Photography - Carnivora Misc
Ring-tailed Lemur - Lemur Catta by Yuukon
Photography - Wild Equines and Zebras
I'm shakin', shakin' baby, yeah by Allerlei
Photography - Wild Ruminants
'Get your camera away from me!' by CassandraKnight
Photography - Primates
Flexible by ratinrage
Photography - Rodents and Rabbits
Pensive Neighbor by rainylake
Photography - Marsupials
Red panda / Ailurus fulgens by HunkUmbrella2
Photography - Pigs
Mohawks by valkeeja
Photography - Reptiles, Amphibians
Iguana by LiandriVelzel
Photography - Invertebrates
Honey Drop by isischneider
Photography - Others
Charlie Sloth by Recalibration
Traditional Art
Lizard Sunbathing at Mount Vesuvius by AmBr0
Digital Art - Paintings
Amy by LazyLapwing
Digital Art - Other
Showing Your Stripes by JoePingleton
Artisan Crafts and Sculptures
Brothers by AnnMariesCreations


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Berlin-Steglitz Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2019
Many thanks for the request :)
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RiverRaven Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi FredsterNL, questions about declined artworks should be sent via the correspondence item or through a note (as you also did, and we are going to answer that soon).
Also I am sorry but I have to hide your comment as the link to your artwork can be a form of spam or a way to use our group to attract more viewers (although you may not mean it that way - therefore this notice).
FredsterNL Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem at all: I could not find a way to react to the original decline message (missing in the new layout of DA on a mobile device?!?)

Only after switching back to the previous layout I was able to do it in the message itself, hence the 'double-up'

petro66 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just join, and wow so much great art pices here
RiverRaven Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome to the group, and thank you!
Jorgipie Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the request
LewiARTs Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks kindly for the request! :heart: Elephant36 by LewiARTs
NB-Photo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks for requesting my elephant photo!
AlejandroCastillo Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2018
Thanks so much for the request. =)
ratinrage Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
  :wave:  thanks so much for the request :)
Berlin-Steglitz Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018
Thank you very much for the request :)
Berlin-Steglitz Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018
Thanks so much for the request :)
NB-Photo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
A wholehearted thanks once more for requesting my lion photos!
Berlin-Steglitz Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018
Many thanks for the request :)
NB-Photo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the latest request!
DavidMnr Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
merci pour la request!
Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
THank you so much for the request Huggle! 
Missy-MooMoo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the request!! Heart Hug 
Missy-MooMoo Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you kindly for the request!! Heart 
Berlin-Steglitz Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018
Thank you so much for the request :)
NB-Photo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for requesting my shot of the cheetah in a tree!
Berlin-Steglitz Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018
Many thanks for the request :)
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