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Owl painting by straewefin
golden summer by vularia
Angry bird by xBajnox
May by VixSky
Photography - Aquatic Life
Chill | Maui by JasonKoons
Honu Selfie by AndrewShoemaker
Anthozoa by Emka1110
young seal by Maria-Schreuders
Photography - Domesticated Cats
as the leaves fly by Thunderi
But I don't like those flowers by Thunderi
Erkanmatik 2016 06 by ErkanKalenderli
the end of autumn by Thunderi
Photography - Domesticated Dogs
Sam by Wolfskuss
Australian Shepherd by Nightmare-v
alive by werol
sweet chocolate by Inaasahan
Photography - Domesticated Small Mammals
Rush Hour by JulianRad
The cutest Trump ever by hoschie
Midway by TrablaMonRon
Follow the White Rabbit by alexgphoto
Photography - Domesticated Horses, Donkeys
All That Glitters by tanikel
Winess by valentina-86
Trinket by Deliquesce-Flux
Pandur by valentina-86
Photography - Domesticated Ruminants
Lambs by Yanagl
Just Chilling. by andy-j-s
Bonasus bonasus by RichardConstantinoff
Hey good looking by LordLJCornellPhotos
Photography - Birds
Barbary Falcon by EdgedFeather
Pinicola enucleator (PRINT WITHOUT WATERMARK) by Lunnika-Horo
Black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa) by Sergey-Ryzhkov
Superb fruit dove by CharlyJade
Photography - Bears
Bear by vinayan
Polar bear without snow and ice by Berlin-Steglitz
Black Bear 20160705-1 by FurLined
Only tired by Berlin-Steglitz
Photography - Elephants, Hippos, Rhinos
African Elephant wallpaper by Schutzhund-Chick94
Jungle Taxi by Dapicture
bath day by Quiet-bliss
Elly Luv by DeeOtter
Photography - Wild Felids
World Lion Day by Lion-Redmich
Serval 06 by Alannah-Hawker
Sleeping lynx by Amrahelle
Prey by Svenimal
Photography - Wild Canids
Angel Eyes by Fall-of-rain
Niko and Raksha V. by Czertice
Polarbaby by Quiet-bliss
autumn is coming by Quiet-bliss
Photography - Carnivora Misc
Spotlight by robbobert
Reflection by NicoFroehberg
....from up there by LewiARTs
Panda Bear Greeting by KrisVlad
Photography - Wild Equines and Zebras
Forest Horses by MorkelErasmus
Grazing Exmoore pony mare by AlesGola
Prancing pony by AlesGola
Zebra Eye to Eye Wallpaper by MichelLalonde
Photography - Wild Ruminants
Capreolus capreolus by DangerousLuke
Blackbuck by fahadee
Deer by Berlin-Steglitz
Symbiosis by MaresaSinclair
Photography - Primates
Chimpanze by Arkus83
I'm just hanging around here by Maria-Schreuders
I'm bored by Berlin-Steglitz
Ring-tailed Lemur by EdgedFeather
Photography - Rodents and Rabbits
Acrobat by JulianRad
Squirrel by KlaraDrielle
Hello how are you by fly10
The chipmunk's domain by jaffa-tamarin
Photography - Marsupials
Red panda by Maria-Schreuders
Hungry by Leons-Photography
Koala by Talos-X
part of you is looking at me... by mishkuu
Photography - Pigs
Mohawks by valkeeja
I'm young and I'm wild... by bluesgrass
Day 219 - Red River Hog by MonsterBrand
Frischlinge by brechnuss
Photography - Reptiles, Amphibians
Parson's chameleon by CharlyJade
hi autumn by lisans
Green Beauty by Finnyanne
Untitled by lisans
Photography - Invertebrates
Working by erx86
Journey of Discovery by piximi
Butterfly by TWOphotography
Green Moth (finally posed) :) by Kisarisary
Photography - Others
Hedgie by zoldszorny
Hedgehog's summer by Thunderi
Hedge Hog Happy 2 by nazzara
Hedgehog. by Fiedka
Traditional Art
Meditation by IrenaDem
Welcome to September by Angelina-LG
On The Brink by Ligerwolve
Contemplation by Ligerwolve
Digital Art - Paintings
Raven by LeeshaHannigan
A Tale of a Tail by LeeshaHannigan
Lion Doodle Finished! by Noctualis
I saw the golden stallion by Seenae
Digital Art - Other
Dark Horse and Full Moon by deskridge
The guardian by Aeternum-designs
Hypnotic eyes by Aeternum-designs
Tropical by PriscillahSanttana
Artisan Crafts and Sculptures
SOLD! Handmade Poseable toy Wolf cub by MalinaToys
Goldfish by pinterzsu
Rooster And Hen by Reptangle
Origami Elephant by FoldedWilderness

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Group Info

We're a group dedicated for the love and beauty of animals, representing the Animal side of the Deviant Art community.
Group
Founded 4 Years ago
Apr 30, 2012

Location
Global

Group Focus
Animals

2,126 Members
1,859 Watchers
41,145 Pageviews
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DA-Animals - Only The Best !


Hey ! :wave:
From now on DA-animals will accept and propose only the best pieces of art !

:dalove:
Regards
darkcalypso

Admins

Common Chaffinch by Clu-art

RULES For DA-Animals Group:



: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: Photographs and artwork must contain an animal within them, and the animal should be the main focus (animal should not take up only a little amount of space in the image)

: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 don't accept photos where there are bars/cage in front of the animal

: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 shoudl be okay as long as it is not very large and takes up most of the image in the middle.

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

:bulletblack: No photographs 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.

:bulletblack: All artworks should be unique and have correct anatomy, 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 real 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 fantasy creatures. Only real animals drawn in a realistic manner.

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

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

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





Your work has been declined ?

Please, 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 ! This way, the group's newest submissions might be followed by our members and watchers (rather than ignored like it happens now in many groups).


"Whatever you say, I leave the group !"

By the way, I think it's a sad thing having people leaving the group after one/many/all their pictures have been declined : with time, I 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 !...



Regards

TheEyesNeedMore & darkcalypso
Founders of DA-animals


Founder


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Co-Founders


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Contributors


:iconcharlyjade::iconmac-wiz::iconcreativemark24::iconlactucaa:

 
Welcome to another weekly feature!

The beauty of great Art, in all it's breathtaking glory!

Congratulations to everyone who has received a DD, like this beauty! 

Green Moth (finally posed) :) by Kisarisary
Lion Portrait by Noctualis          Mangrove Snake by Culpeo-Fox
20160920 ram psdelux by psdeluxe
          Serval 06 by Alannah-Hawker          Owls v2 by Sunima
Great Egret by RHCheng
encounter by Thunderi
Winter heart by BlackMysticA          20150904 Bear Psdelux by psdeluxe
Mystic Tiger by BlackMysticA
          Goldfish by pinterzsu          Ensign Wasp by AlHabshi
Squirrel by KlaraDrielle
Lambs by Yanagl
Hello how are you by fly10          Spring by RossaCara
Jellyfish by mclelun
          Polarbaby by Quiet-bliss          Snow owl by Berlin-Steglitz
Arab perspective by Animal75Artist
8963 by Les-Piccolo
Haliaeetus albicilla by DangerousLuke          Elephant in graphite by Spectrum-VII
Niko and Raksha V. by Czertice
          FOR SALE! Handmade Poseable toy Wolf cub by MalinaToys          alive by werol
Fly on pollen by Kuvailija
Australian Shepherd by Nightmare-v
Resting on a muschroom by roisabborrar          Dark Horse and Full Moon by deskridge
In sickness and in health... by ilkdem
          Podiceps cristatus by DangerousLuke          magnificent Arab horses by Animal75Artist
Sleeping lynx by Amrahelle
Superb fruit dove by CharlyJade
Philippine Eagle by Spectrum-VII
Untitled by lisans          Between the Heather by Furtogenic
Day 264 of my 2016-a drawing every day resolution. by shonechacko
          Kora by Huskana          Snail by fruitpunch1
Ghost Mantis by AlHabshi
Prey by Svenimal
Erkanmatik 2016 06 by ErkanKalenderli          Day 267 of my 2016-a drawing every day resolution by shonechacko
Watchtower by GrafMatula
          All That Glitters by tanikel          DPP 1DMKIV7267web by andy-j-s
Polar bear without snow and ice by Berlin-Steglitz
Udah 13 by EdgedFeather
Magical forest by Huskana          The king : Pastel pencils and pastel on pastelmat by wimke
Green Beauty by Finnyanne
hi autumn by lisans
          Mine. Not yours. Mine. by paulbalchin          sweet chocolate by Inaasahan
Ginny by Huskana


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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
Thanks for the request!
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:iconberlin-steglitz:
Berlin-Steglitz Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thanks again for the request :)
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Berlin-Steglitz Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thank you so much for the request :)
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:iconwildfriendsdesigns16:
wildfriendsdesigns16 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
I'm leaving this group... you don't allow illustration yet you say you can... good day
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:iconriverraven:
RiverRaven Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
We are sorry to see you go. We indeed to accept illustration artworks, but they have to be realistic (anatomy/proportions/colours, etc), and high quality. If you want specific feedback on declined art, please send us a message with a link to the correspondence item, and we are ready to give you constructive feedback!
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wildfriendsdesigns16 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
my work is correct in anatomy... I won't bother... your group is smug!
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DeoIron Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanx for the request! :)
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:iconriverraven:
RiverRaven Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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class-pessimist Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016
Thank you for the request!
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:iconriverraven:
RiverRaven Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconsuzie18:
Suzie18 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016
Many thanks for the request! Means a lot to me! :)
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:iconriverraven:
RiverRaven Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconberlin-steglitz:
Berlin-Steglitz Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016
Many thanks for the request :)
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:iconmt-photografien:
MT-Photografien Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the request! Hug Heart 
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:iconberlin-steglitz:
Berlin-Steglitz Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
Thanks so much for the request :)
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:icongiovannichis:
GiovanniChis Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

My drawing  Feeling the freedom was declined, I know why?

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RiverRaven Featured By Owner Edited Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello. I can't find your submission back in the message log; do you have a link to the correspondence item?
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GiovanniChis Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, i don't have them beacause i deleted previously. Can i try to submit them again? 
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RiverRaven Featured By Owner Edited Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I tried to resubmit the drawing that you linked, but it's a different one than you mentioned (it's a link to "Old Leon", not "Feeling the freedom"?). "Old leon" is already in our group =)
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Berlin-Steglitz Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016
Thank you :)
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Berlin-Steglitz Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016
Thanks a lot for the request :)
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:iconriverraven:
RiverRaven Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, again!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks for the request!
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:iconriverraven:
RiverRaven Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconberlin-steglitz:
Berlin-Steglitz Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016
Many thanks for the request :)
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