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Mousse - Mousey - Mouselemur

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Artist // Hobbyist // Photography
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Golden Llama: Llamas are awesome! (10435)
Deviously Devoted: Someone is your fiendish fan! 😈 (94)
Gold Coin 2023: Someone thinks you're golden! (57)
Totally Normal: What could be more ordinary? (15)
Show Your Heart: Participated in DeviantArt's 2019 Valentine's Day celebrations
My Bio

Website | Zoo Photography Instagram | Cat lovers' Instagram | Facebook | WildlifeReferencePhotos

*We own the full copyright to our photos. You are not permitted to copy, edit, use or distribute our photos without our permission.*


Hello! We are two sisters from the Netherlands, and together, we go by Mouselemur or Mouselemur Photography or even Portegiesje online.

As animal lovers and nature enthousiasts, we spend a lot of our free time either visiting zoos and cat cafés around the country or taking a walk in nature.

"May I use your photos as a reference?"

In using our photos as a reference, you have two options.

  • For high resolution versions of our best work, visit our profile on wildlifereferencephotos.

  • For reduced quality but a larger choice and more variety, get inspired by our DeviantArt gallery.

Since the quality of the work we share on DeviantArt has been reduced (to make it less appealing to steal them) we do not charge you if you want to use them as a reference. They are free to use.

However, there are a few conditions:

  • You ask permission before you use our photos as reference.

  • You create new, original work; this is not a license to freely distribute our photography elsewhere.

  • You do not use our photography to create art that is in any way offensive.

  • If you share your art online, you give credit for our reference photo through a mention (on DeviantArt), a tag (Instagram) or link.

*Permission once given, is granted for all future projects; you don't have to ask permisson to use every specific photo.

If you're a professional artist looking to sell your creations based off of one of our photos as a reference, you do not need to purchase a commercial license.

We truly enjoy seeing the results, and collect all art created by DeviantArt artists who have used our photos as a reference, in a favorites folder as a way to say thank you.

Want to know more? Read our FAQ.


Get to know the photographers behind the name:

Honored to have received different kinds of recognition for our work in the DeviantArt community:

Angels without Wings, August 2016

DA's Chronicle, July/August 2017

Deviousness (and subsequently seniorship), January 2019

Our Daily Deviations:

October 2019, "Night Fell On Our Glory Days"

Night Fell Slowly On Our Glory Days

April 2020, "Green Is All I See"

Green Is All I See

October 2020, "He Was a Teutonic Knight"

Deviousness Award

Mouselemur is an influential force within the DeviantArt Community. These two dynamic sisters have been vivaciously supporting their fellow artists for years through their tireless work in several groups such as TandemFeatures, NaturesHaven and AnimalsPlantsNature. You'll also find them behind a plethora of features, highlighting up and coming artists around the site. Avid animal lovers, they post lovely wildlife photos that describe their zoo adventures and provide in-depth background on the species they showcase. Because of their undeniable dedication to the DeviantArt community we are thrilled to be awarding Deviousness for January 2019 to Mouselemur.
Awarded Jan 2019

Llama Farm

The days are getting longer, the sun is shining more and more, flowers are blooming and baby animals are appearing. Spring is officially here! We wish we could be more out there to experience it... We have officially moved into our new home, but there's still a lot to do. Spending time - and money - into turning our house into the home we have in mind takes priority. Add to that the fact that we've added two cats to our household and took "Sundance Kid" with us, we're working on helping them adjust to their new home, and to having new room mates. Meet our resident crew, from left to right: "Butch", "Cassidy" and the "Sundance Kid". They've got western-themed names in real life, but these are pseudonyms. "Butch" (male) and "Cassidy" (female) are twins and now approximately 8 months old. A friend of mine who lives in a small rural town found them at her door during December. Being a cat lover herself, she couldn't leave them out in the cold (it was truly exceptionally cold) to fend
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Previously, when people talked about their journey of buying a home, I never really understood what they were talking about. You can't, until you experience it yourself. The house-hunt, putting the financials together, signing on the dotted line, being handed the key - that's all behind us now. We started looking for a home in the summer, and on February 1st we were officially first-time home-owners. Those months prior seemed to drag and last a long time. But now? Time seems to fly by and it almost feels like we haven't achieved a thing in the past few weeks. It's difficult, combining being new home-owners with our jobs. Finding the time to go clean and dust, put on new wallpaper and painting the walls, while also looking for furniture, putting everything in it's spot and moving our whole lives and history to a different house is as time-consuming as it sounds. But our jobs have become increasingly time-consuming as well. The past few months at my work have been all about
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Every year at the end of the year, we try to share with you all that happened in our lives, and incidentally, it serves as a nice diary for us. To say that you've all been a highlight this year is an understatement. Honestly, the amount of incredibly kind comments and absolutely inspiring compliments you've given us warm our hearts every day. With the amount of animal photographers you can find online, it's so humbling to see that you love our photos too and that we of all people inspire you. This community is truly the best, and you're the reason we keep sharing our photos here. But what a year it's been - personally and also in our photography. I'm going to take you through some of our adventures and hope to keep it shorter than other years. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ M still works for the secondment agency she started with in 2020. While she's had offers by the company who hires her through the agency, she quite enjoys being able to
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Thanks for the llama badge! May I ask why? Also amazing photos!

Amazing photographs! Keep up the good work!

Thank you so much, that means a lot :hug::rose:

Hello, we are an international photography competition Best Photography Awards. Our team took notice of your photography and we would like to say that your works are really talented.

We would like to invite you to join us.

Participation in the competition is a great investment in yourself.

Visit our website to learn more and submit entry.

Thank you for the llama :D

You're welcome :Aww:

Hi Mousey,

Good to see you are still here, submitting to the 'new' deviantArt. So many of our old friends disappeared after E*****e was rudely thrust upon us all. It changed the site for ever. I only find the motivation to submit photographs now, the exchange of comments etc. just became impossibly time consuming .

That moan aside, I trust you are well and 2023 is a good year for you Fella Heart Kiss (Love)