"Second Life is a 3-D virtual world created by its Residents... and today is inhabited by millions of Residents from around the globe...
From the moment you enter the World you'll discover a vast digital continent, teeming with people, entertainment, experiences and opportunity. ... You'll also be surrounded by the creations of your fellow Residents. Because Residents retain intellectual property rights in their digital creations, they can buy, sell and trade with other Residents."
Although this sounds like a rather boring blurb, you really just need to know where to go in order to see amazing things. In any creative space, there will be those who are bad at it, the majority who'll do okay, and that tiny fraction who create absolute magic.
None of the art you see should be necessarily taken as representative of Second Life, rather what is possible from Second Life, often manipulated afterward in Photoshop. The artists will often have a brief mention of the process involved in arriving at the final artwork you see.
The characters you see in the pictures are Second Life avatars: Your virtual representative in the Second Life world, what you use to interact with others and live your virtual existence in Second Life.
The artists featured here often have more than fantasy art from screenshots ("photographs") or edited screenshots of Second Life. When you visit their Flickr site, be aware that it will not be so neatly sorted if you are looking solely for fantasy art or solely for Second Life photography.
Also note that individual artists hold their own Flickr accounts and may set permissions for sharing and downloading differently. This is out of our control, and this site does not provide collections of their art for download.