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A selection of some of the most inspiring and fascinating captures of the animal realm. Photos have been sorted into six main categories. In addition, I’ve decided to also feature a selection of animal-themed art. A tribute to the talented deviants featured and the variety of the animal world.



- A life on the run -

Deer Portrait by nitsch J. U. M. P. by thrumyeye :thumb41876295:
Mommy and baby Moose by RoieG Red Deer Stag with Harem by nitsch Mara crossing by invisiblewl
This Is Not Goodbye by Tonyryna Twisted by tidesend Jump by Joeybowman
Elk 20D0020599 by Cristian-M :thumb63706532: Locked Up by Nate-Zeman
:thumb63439089: The Little Lamb by Nate-Zeman



- Inside the mind of a predator -

She Stares by Solkku :thumb91981575: Coming Through by Photosbykev
Foxy Lady by xmacvicar Transvaal Lion by rgphoto777 Dental Hygiene by Photosbykev
Roll the bear :D by Mateuszkowalski GLOMP by Dickie67 Fox and Hare by Tachy-on
:thumb92075512: :thumb33433191: Dog Fox by noelholland
Rar.  Tag, you're it. by Prowler7 :thumb82139215: Prairie Pounce by Nate-Zeman
Come To Me by W0LLE Amur Tiger 0992 by Sooper-Deviant My Bone 2 - Wolf by ph0t0k1tty
Catching air and lunch by tourofnature Jaguar's yawn... by oOBrieOo :thumb67844458:
Bald Eagle by UnUnPentium115 :thumb75877151: Geyser Grizzly by Nate-Zeman
:thumb88507311: The DropCatcher. by thrumyeye Another Captivating Moment by sergey1984
Jumping crocodile by RachelWells Irbis .3 by PaPeRDoLLLL Hunting from the bushes... by Wereldreizigster


- Gentle giants -

Mother and child by GKmon-DORU-fanatic Underwater Ballet by Dracofish Still life by mpoliza  
Superstar by Tsitika Western Lowland Gorilla 2 by Art-Photo


- Small critters –

:: Igor :: by hellfirediva Big Smile by guitarjohnny :thumb65574656:
Please by Dickie67 :thumb31760693: yoohoo by islandtime
Meet Brunhilda by Dark-Raptor :thumb42590381: Peek.a.Boo by thrumyeye
:thumb36426185: Little Monkey by bjorntoday Chip and Dale?? by dogeatdog5
Amazed by guitarjohnny Shadiness by guitarjohnny More Snails by Wild-Soul


- Babies -

Sleepy Grey Seal Pup by nitsch Free Your Mind, The Sequel. by thrumyeye Hatch Choo by thrumyeye
Giraffe family by valkyrjan :thumb88189240: Sloth Baby by Whyamithewerewolf
Free you Mind..... by thrumyeye Await for Beauty by mutatedpie :thumb55802410:
The Curious Kit by Nate-Zeman Free your mind II by thrumyeye Puppy Paws by DottyDrama
MAgic Moments IV by thrumyeye Family by SAMLIM Tiglic by demony
:thumb92254239: Mums Pride by thrumyeye HELP by thermalraven
:thumb28753506: Such Great Heights by Iamidaho :thumb51654403:
Maned Wolf Pup - Play No2 by leopatra-lionfur :thumb59615271: This is not a rabbit.... by light-recycled


- Creatures from another world -

:thumb66469896: :thumb66933188: ocean 07 by Zyklotrop
:thumb37032727: Hello 2 by rapidvision 11.Evarcha arcuata by Bullter
Robber fly VII by Dark-Raptor .::What r u lookin at::. by Dinacecillia :thumb46318139:


- Animals in art -

Howl by SapphireStorm Awakened - Leopard portrait by Canis-Lupess Dragglerabbit by ursulav
Nautilus by balaa Four Seasons by hibbary The Dot Croc by Xovq
In the Embrace of Dawn by balaa Elephant Universe by JonBeinart :thumb37466984:
ladybird by LuciaRodriguez mother's love by willustration Arctic Treasures by Goldenwolf
Blue tiger by starmist Falcon by NotSteveo Old Brock - pastel by Lynne-Abley-Burton
Tortuga. by faboarts Random Hare by ursulav Celtic Horse by hever


I hope you enjoyed this selection and I would like to take a chance to thank these talented artists and photographers for sharing their works. Thanks! :clap: Please click on thumbs to view the fullsize image and leave a comment.


My own animal photos hroswith.deviantart.com/galler…





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TTAvatarfan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
How beautiful! They're such awesome creatures. :)
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Zyklotrop Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot for this collection. There are so many beautifull and inspiring pictures in here, countless minutes of pure pleasure watching. Thanks also for featuring my work. Keep it up,
:hug:

Zyklo
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Art-Photo Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
:bow: Thank you for such a lovely collection :love:
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SapphireStorm Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
All of these are just so beautiful. Thank you for taking the time to do this, it definitely isn't underappreciated :love:

Thank you so much :hug:
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tidesend Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful group!! Thanks for featuring my deer!
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:iconvalkyrjan:
valkyrjan Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
Thank you for the feature I am very honored! Wonderful selection there are so many talented artists here on Deviantart!
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Wild-Soul Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
Thank You for adding my Snails to this awesome collection!! :hug:
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Xovq Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
These are such beautiful pictures you've selected. I feel honored to be featured along with such wonderful pictures. Thank you :)
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willustration Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
Hi!! I love it so much! this is a beautiful features! and thank u very much for including my art in it :)
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childishsun Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
aww!:aww: the babies are just gorgeous! :love:
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guitarjohnny Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
thank you so much for the features :hug:
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:iconfaboarts:
faboarts Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Muchas Gracias :thanks:
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:iconthebuild:
Thebuild Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Absolutely wonderful choices there.
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:iconpulbern:
pulbern Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Keep these article coming, okey?
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GKmon-DORU-fanatic Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Thanks for the feature!
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:iconnotsteveo:
NotSteveo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
:) awesome!
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:iconbullter:
Bullter Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Nice collection .Thank you :)
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:iconkravu:
Kravu Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful pictures ^^
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x0oSaraho0x Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
These are definatly the best animal images I have seen, Great feature. :)
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
they are really beautiful! i saw you put a friends photo here too. he will be pleased!
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brittanysaysmoo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww. What a great feature. Thanks for putting the time into doing this, hon. I've definitely found some great, inspirational stuff.
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Cristian-M Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Thank you so much for including my image in this fantastic article!
There are so many great images here! :)
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:icontsitika:
Tsitika Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Wow there are some beautiful shots here! Thank you so much for featuring my photo among these amazing works of art :D
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Fuu888 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008   Writer
that's a really cute gallory!
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:iconjacksl:
jacksl Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely collection!!! Nicely put together! :clap:
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:icontrunkx:
Trunkx Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
thank you so much for your feature :hug:
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:iconlady472:
lady472 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
They are all really wonderful. :D
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:iconislandtime:
islandtime Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
This really is a wonderful selection - many I've never seen before. Thanks so much for featuring mine :hug:
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Canis-Lupess Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Thanks for featuring my leopard. Much appreciated.
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:iconfixmeknow:
FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
They're all so lovely!
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Lynne-Abley-Burton Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Thank you for the feature on my badger painting - it is a lovely feature altogether - thank you x
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:iconhellfirediva:
hellfirediva Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Professional Photographer
Lovely collection :D Thank you :heart:
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Anjaloo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
thanks
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Enzoguri Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Beautiful pictures! quite inspiring
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