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Welcome To Our Group, We support and love any and all shelter, zoo, stray, domesticated animals, feel free to send us an affiliate request, we affiliate with almost all groups so long as it doesn't support violence, abuse or hate of/against anyone or anything

Gallery Submission Guidelines: We accept any animal photos, please submit them to the correct gallery, here are the descriptions
Featured - Currently for images from deviants that donate toward a super group upgrade
Contest Folder - For whatever contest is currently being held
Pets - Domesticated animals of any species, kind, etc even if its a deer, etc that has been domesticated
Zoo - Animals kept in zoos
Wildlife - Any kind of wildlife such as squirrels, deer, etc
Strays - Stray or homeless domestic animals such as cats, dogs, etc living on the streets
Humane Societies - Animals that are living in shelters, including foster animals
Stamps - Stamps containing animal photos
Prints - Animal photos available for purchase

Favorites Submission Guidelines: We accept any animal related art so long as it does not support violence, abuse or hate of/against anyone or anything

Blog Posting Guidelines: I will post a blog with a link to your cause or petition so long as the cause/petition does not ask for any kind of money or donation, this is so we can prevent fraud, also it must not support violence, abuse or hate of/against anyone or anything

Profits for animals is an organization that i have created to help my local shelters, any profits made from our prints(deviations in the "PFA Prints" folder) purchases will go toward a shelter in my local area

We allow any of our members to submit photos of animals as long as the photograph was taken by you or has your animal in it

This group isn't just about raising money for animals, its also showing support and you can show your support by submitting animal photos



Be  W A R M  With Me by Carcaneloce Be W A R M With Me :iconcarcaneloce:Carcaneloce 412 136 Funeral boats of summer by MirachRavaia Funeral boats of summer :iconmirachravaia:MirachRavaia 74 37 Crack of life by sara-nmt Crack of life :iconsara-nmt:sara-nmt 258 120 Autumn - sunlight by valixa Autumn - sunlight :iconvalixa:valixa 39 8 Autumn Leaves by nnIKOO Autumn Leaves :iconnnikoo:nnIKOO 374 59 linger by alterOFnotion linger :iconalterofnotion:alterOFnotion 2,288 364 The End Of The Sailing Season - Marina Malchow by BarbaraPommerenke The End Of The Sailing Season - Marina Malchow :iconbarbarapommerenke:BarbaraPommerenke 142 81 Sumatran Tiger i by weaverglenn Sumatran Tiger i :iconweaverglenn:weaverglenn 1,578 201 Crocodile by Kevrekidis Crocodile :iconkevrekidis:Kevrekidis 138 84 Introducing the Rain by Kevrekidis Introducing the Rain :iconkevrekidis:Kevrekidis 190 113 CATYAWNAING by blueanto CATYAWNAING :iconblueanto:blueanto 192 54 Hello by Canb13 Hello :iconcanb13:Canb13 141 61 Peanut. by MustacheBandit16 Peanut. :iconmustachebandit16:MustacheBandit16 15 14 Green Avadavats by Tamakin Green Avadavats :icontamakin:Tamakin 193 92 THE MAGNIFICENT MONARCH by u210zoso THE MAGNIFICENT MONARCH :iconu210zoso:u210zoso 60 30 Twilight in the Highlands by Heliocyan Twilight in the Highlands :iconheliocyan:Heliocyan 641 144





:iconautumntree3plz: Unframed-Nature's BIG CONTEST Rusults:
"Awesome ABSTRACTS of Autumn!"

We had exactly 66 truly brilliant entries! :clap:
We had 10 incredible judges. :love:

We did not only have these ten judges, but they were ten genuinely awesome, and talented people on the judging panel, who took this on in a way I've never experienced from a total group of judges in general.  

They took it on like a project that they were either already familiar with, or one that would be an opportunity to research and learn a lot from. Either way they took quite a bit of time with this contest, a few took a lot of time with it throughout the contest, studying and following it closely. Either way, in the end, each judge made educated choices based on their knowledge and experience, and newly acquired learnings.

However, all of that being said, I also received TONS OF AMAZING FEEDBACK on the whole contest gallery. In general, most of the judges felt that every entrant made some type of attempt to do something "Abstract". The judges felt that the entries were creative, well thought-out, and impactful. Each seemed to really stand-out for it's own reason.
And FOR THIS REASON, it was very challenging to choose winners!

I feel that the judges did the best they could under these difficult, yet awesome circumstances!
I was very pleased and so proud to hear all of this fabulous feedback on this contest.


We, as Administrators, were a bit hesitant to even host a contest like this, but I think in the end, we learned a lot, and that's always a good thing. Taking a risk, stepping out of your comfort zone always holds the rewards of learning either brand something new, or expanding on more than what you knew before.

I commend and applaud my fellow-Administrators, for taking on this venture with me, for their positive attitudes and for doing an admirable job for this contest, and an extra thank you to those who were here in some regular way, for the actual contest submissions!! :love:

So indeed, Entrants, Judges, and Fellow-Admins, I thank you so much, as you are GREATLY APPRECIATED!

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Without further ado, here are the CONTEST results...


:icontrophyplz: OUR TOP EIGHT WINNERS :icontrophyplz:

:trophy: FIRST PLACE :iconvelvet--glove: with: :iconflowersplz:
More from this Artist:

:trophy: SECOND PLACE :icondulaniy: with: Change by DulaniY :iconflowersplz:
More from this Artist:
Thorny Forest by DulaniY Forest by DulaniY Sunset by DulaniY Guardian by DulaniY
palm leaf by DulaniY Blue by DulaniY torn wood 3 by DulaniY robin by DulaniY
forest 2 by DulaniY Merlin by DulaniY

:trophy: THIRD PLACE :iconlittlefawnsphotos: with: :bigthumb487975787: :iconflowersplz:
More from this Artist:

:trophy: FOURTH PLACE :iconkondratij: with: Amber autumn. by Kondratij :iconflowersplz:
More from this Artist:
Pearl shell. by Kondratij Solaris. by Kondratij Distorting mirrors. by Kondratij Broken willow. by Kondratij
Parallel worlds. by Kondratij Esmeralda. by Kondratij Sleep child. by Kondratij Fear. by Kondratij
Ate in the autumn forest. by Kondratij Pandemonium copper butterflies. by Kondratij

:icontrophyplz: The FOUR RUNNERS-UP! :icontrophyplz:

In No Particular Order...

:trophy: RUNNER-UP :iconkittyliker: with: Rebel by kittyliker :iconpoppy3plz:
More from this Artist:
A Cute Couple by kittyliker Cresa Spacescape by kittyliker Ginkgo Enteli (Colored) by kittyliker
Unlikely Friends by kittyliker Fire Kirin (adoptable)(open) by kittyliker How to train your aircraft (story preview)This is Glensbrook It's twelve days north of Burned to a crisp and a few degrees south of Being blown to death. It's located solidly on the Meridian of Misery. My town In a word, sturdy. It's been here for twelve generations, but every single building is new. We've got hunting, fishing, and a charming view of the sunsets over the grassy prairies . The only problems are the pests. Most places have mice or mosquitoes. We have... Aircraft.
Adter a world altering event, twelve generations into the future, the world has mostly adjusted. Human settlements are now small. Guns have become a lost art and horses are  the new car.
in the settlement called Glensbrook, after a very old road sign found in the area, a young woman struggles to fit in. The settlement is attacked by living aircraft often and she is not strong enough to fend off the aircraft like her peers and tries to come up with ways to kill the living machines.
Through a series of unlikely events, the woman downs, then befriends

:trophy: RUNNER-UP :iconlolita-artz: with: Autumn abstract by Lolita-Artz :iconpoppy3plz:
More from this Artist:
The Light Inside Of Me by Lolita-Artz happy halloween!!! by Lolita-Artz forest fairy by Lolita-Artz
Glowing Tree by Lolita-Artz Glowing Fairy by Lolita-Artz Fire Of Life by Lolita-Artz

:trophy: RUNNER-UP :icongeak-of-nature: with: Autumnal Fire by Geak-of-Nature :iconpoppy3plz:
More from this Artist:
Snuggle Kitties by Geak-of-Nature The Running Mate by Geak-of-Nature Heaven's Wink by Geak-of-Nature
Window Seat by Geak-of-Nature The Prospector by Geak-of-Nature Orange Parrot Tulip by Geak-of-Nature

:trophy: RUNNER-UP :iconsmurfage: with: Leather Veins by Smurfage :iconpoppy3plz:
More from this Artist:
Fifty Shades of Green by Smurfage Lavender Buffet by Smurfage The Traveler by Smurfage
Gush by Smurfage Waves of Dusk by Smurfage Classical Echoes by Smurfage



:iconfirstplaceplz: PRIZES :iconfirstplaceplz:

To see :eyes: the HUGE LIST of generous and AWESOME prizes offered to the above Winners,
simply SCROLL to the "PRIZES" Section of the Original Contest News Article, HERE:

:iconheartbeatingplz: Unframed-Nature's Next BIG Contest: AUTUMN...:iconzubatlaplz: Welcome to Unframed-Nature's Next BIG Contest :iconzubatlaplz:
:iconpumpkinborderplz: Autumn THEME 2014: "AWESOME ABSTRACTS of AUTUMN!" :iconpumpkinborderplz:
Let's Get ABSTRACT, and Let's BE AWESOME about it!
Unframed-Nature would like to try something a little different, as a group, for this Contest.
Using themes, colours, scenes, and feelings of the Season of Autumn, as we experience the season wherever we live around the globe, we would like to see artistic depictions and expression of Autumn as ABSTRACT ART.
This works well for media such as:
:bulletgreen: Photography, Traditional, Digital, Fractals, Collage, Mixed Media, Literature, and more, including some of their sub-categories.
If genre is new or semi-new to you, my most basic way to think about Abstract work, is in using these three together:
1. COLOUR- usually brighter than not, and how the colours work together.
2. CURVES, oft
: :iconheartbeatingplz:

:note: Please, be patient, in order to give proper time to notify
ALL of the prize-givers, and THEN, for each of these generous prize-givers to deliver their various prizes.

THEN, ENJOY, as these prizes begin to "roll in"! :heart:


ADDITIONALLY, We appreciate ALL INDIVIDUALS & GROUPS who PROMOTED our Contest, as well! :heart:


:iconredroseplz: SIX Honourable Mentions :iconredroseplz:

:note: We've had a few other entries, also scoring high enough among the judges, enough to be included here,
in a section of Honourable Mentions.

They may not be due the prizes, which are due to the top eight winners, but of course they are included in this featured right HERE, and they will ALSO
be moved to our FEATURED FOLDER, with the above winners, which means eventually they will be :+fav:'d by our POINTS ACCOUNT:
Unframed-Nature-PTS :iconunframed-nature-pts:

:note: Additionally, if they have NOT already, they WILL receive llamas from both our points account, and from myself,
These things I can speak on.

In No Particular Order...

:star: :iconrecycledrelatives: with: Warm Colors of Autumn by recycledrelatives :rose:

:star: :iconyuushi01: with: 10324 by yuushi01 :rose:

:star: :iconclu-art: with: Color Blast by Clu-art :rose:

:star: :iconastoko: with: Frozen edge ~ autumn Leaves by AStoKo :rose:

:star: :iconoffermoord: with: Genus Russula by offermoord :rose:

:star: :iconpippa-pppx: with: burning gut by Pippa-pppx :rose:


:w00t: I cannot stress enough, our thanks and appreciation to ALL who submitted an entry to this Contest, as your participation was honestly deeply valued.  Each entry was really creative, very well done, and unique unto each Artist. Most seemed to make efforts to really stick to the theme, trying out the heavily-pushed "Abstract" theme of the Contest, and I felt and feel very proud of Unframed-Nature as a group, as a result of this Contest and TOTAL EXPERIENCE! :w00t:




:iconspreadmoreloveplz:Appreciating Our Impressive Team of Judges:iconspreadmoreloveplz:

JeTaime by TheGalleryOfEve Lindsay ArtTrade by TheGalleryOfEve

the only way by O-Gosh never know by O-Gosh

Thief In The Shadows by DMD-CT Forest Dragon by DMD-CT


Be Yourself by TrinitySage


Starbucks by Felizias Love by Felizias

Misty Sees a Spider by WDWParksGal Guess Where I'll Be Headed Soon by WDWParksGal


Lupine Bard set by DeviBrigard



See you all in the Spring for our next and FIRST BIG CONTEST of 2015!

Tea :iconteaphotography:
Senior Team Leader


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ChaosBetween Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist


I just signed the petition, "Utah State Legislature: Gas chambers have no place in our animal shelters."

I think this is important. Will you sign it too?

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sahinduezguen Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Silvvv Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I think this group is very sweet <3
AniuLonewolf Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Just wondering if anything is being accepted in this group? Would really like to contribute to a few folders
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
I understand very well... it seems the founder has not been around for a very very long time... I have tried to contact her, but I have had no replies... it also seems that I am the only other admin., who is enabled to accept submissions, but unfortunately, I really do not have too much time, given all ten groups I have, and the fact that I simply am busy with my own life, in general.

I have tried to fix this issue, but I do not have ability to fix submissions.

i will be here to accept when I can, but I do not promise much... I have only been able to come here about twice a month lately... and I KNOW that is not enough for only one admin., able to help with a group, and I deeply apologize.
superpower-pnut Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Do you have the ability to switch them off? Traditional-Artists does that after a set time so they can sort through all the submissions. If it's possible, then I say do it until you can wade through, or until the others get back.
AniuLonewolf Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Thank you very much for getting back to me, I really appreciate the time taken to answer back.

Its so bad that the founder isn't around very much nowadays, this is a great group I would hate to see it waste away.

I can fully understand that you've been very busy with this group as well as the others you run - and even more so with having a busy life outside of the internet, not everything in your life needs to revolve around dA, I can fully appreciate that ;)

Thank you again for getting back to me with the answer, it's good to know there is someone still trying to keep this group afloat :aww:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
I meant to say, I do not have ability to fix "permissions"
wolfyLRiina Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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