Be a sharp, clean, picture that's at least 800 pixels wide
Include a short sentence about your picture, e.g., "My overly friendly Buff Orpington named Alehendra"
We prefer "landscape" (sideways) photos, but we'll accept really awesome"portrait"(tall) pictures... we just may need to crop them
Landscape is a better description. Although you can submit photos like the ones posted, it is better to post them landscape. It is less work to get it onto the home page which likely equals a more likely winner!