Animal photographers focus their work in general on the presentation of animals in the wild nature. Only a few photographers use the photography of animals in zoos as an art form.

I think this is a missed opportunity. Just like wild living animals, are also suited zoo animals, excellently for photos which lie aesthetically about the norm of simple animal pictures. With my pictures, I would like to move the photography of these animals in the focus of the art photography and show photos, which are not only purely documentary.

In contrast to the wild life photography, the animals in the zoo normally in an environment, that is artificial, highly distracting and make an artistic design difficult. Therefore, as a photographic technology, I dark all picture parts which are not necessary to the picture creation. As in the portrait photography, I try to find the position, in which the animals present themselves as an individual, or kind is best.

My pictures never try to take account of actual circumstances. They are my elegy on an animal world, which disappears in tragic way every day more and more.

– Wolf Ademeit



Baboons are primates comprising the genus Papio, one of the 23 genera of Old World monkeys


Bears are carnivoran mammals of the family Ursidae


Birds, also known as Aves or avian dinosaurs, are a group of endothermic vertebrates


A camel is an even-toed ungulate in the genus Camelus that bears distinctive fatty deposits known as "humps" on its back


The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), is a large cat of the subfamily Felinae that occurs in North, Southern and East Africa, and a few localities in Iran


The chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), also known as the common chimpanzee, robust chimpanzee, or simply "chimp", is a species of great ape native to the forests and savannahs of tropical Africa


Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae in the order Proboscidea


The giraffe (Giraffa) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest living terrestrial animal and the largest ruminant


Gorillas are ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of central Sub-Saharan Africa


The jaguar (Panthera onca) is a large felid species and the only extant member of the genus Panthera native to the Americas


The kudus are two species of antelope of the genus Tragelaphus


The lion (Panthera leo) is a species in the family Felidae; it is a muscular, deep-chested cat with a short, rounded head, a reduced neck and round ears, and a hairy tuft at the end of its tail


A lynx is any of the four species (Canada lynx, Iberian lynx, Eurasian lynx, bobcat) within the medium-sized wild cat genus Lynx


The mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) is a primate of the Old World monkey (Cercopithecidae) family

Orang Utans

The orangutans (also spelled orang-utan, orangutang, or orang-utang) are three extant species of great apes native to Indonesia and Malaysia


Reptiles are tetrapod animals in the class Reptilia, comprising today's turtles, crocodilians, snakes, amphisbaenians, lizards, tuatara, and their extinct relatives


A rhinoceros (/raɪˈnɒsərəs/, from Greek rhinokerōs, meaning 'nose-horned', from rhis, meaning 'nose', and keras, meaning 'horn')…

Snow Leopards

The snow leopard (Panthera uncia), also known as the ounce, is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia


The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest species among the Felidae and classified in the genus Panthera

Various Animals

Animals are multicellular eukaryotic organisms that form the biological kingdom Animalia