About Me


Wolf Ademeit, born 1954, lives in Duisburg, Germany. The author prefers calling himself a hobbyist, though his professional life has been always closely connected with this field – he owns an advertising agency and a photo studio. Wolf Ademeit first took interest in photography when studying lithographer's craft and it's been his passion since, for more than 30 years now.

It's Ademeit's distinctive approach that makes his works stand out of a long row of ever trendy black and white photography adepts or, speaking of his most known series, animalist masters. Unique of the author is his 'hobbyist' choice to capture expressive portraits of zoo animals. Rather than focusing on wildlife in their naturally beautiful habitats, Ademeit finds charm and personality in the facial expressions of his subjects alone. Call it 'animal portraits', if you wish. More than simply keeping a visual record, the photographer provides an artistic portrayal that is often reserved for human portraiture.

Says the author: "Only a few photographers use the photography of animals in zoos as an art form. I think this is a missed opportunity… 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."

Ademeit's incredibly artistic collection of images offers a wide range of emotions, capturing every grimace, ferocious roar, tender kiss, and twinkle in the varied creatures' eyes, each caught within a second of the animal's position he sought for. No wonder his highly acclaimed Animals series took 5 years to finish, patience being a part of the author's talent and mastership.

-Vadim Yatsenko
Bruice Collections, Kiew

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Zebras

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About Zebras


Zebras offer black and white photographers perfect options for graphic design…

Zebras are several species of African equids (horse family) united by their distinctive black-and-white striped coats

Their stripes come in different patterns, unique to each individual. They are generally social animals that live in small harems to large herds. Unlike their closest relatives, horses and donkeys, zebras have never been truly domesticated.

There are three species of zebras: the plains zebra, the mountain zebra and the Grévy's zebra. The plains zebra and the mountain zebra belong to the subgenus Hippotigris, while Grévy's zebra is the sole species of subgenus Dolichohippus. The latter resembles an ass, to which zebras are closely related, while the former two look more horse-like. All three belong to the genus Equus, along with other living equids.

The unique stripes of zebras make them one of the animals most familiar to people. They occur in a variety of habitats, such as grasslands, savannas, woodlands, thorny scrublands, mountains, and coastal hills. Various anthropogenic factors have had a severe impact on zebra populations, in particular hunting for skins and habitat destruction. Grévy's zebra and the mountain zebra are endangered. While plains zebras are much more plentiful, one subspecies, the quagga, became extinct in the late 19th century – though there is currently a plan, called the Quagga Project, that aims to breed zebras that are phenotypically similar to the quagga in a process called breeding back.

Source: Wikipedia

Enjoy Zebras

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    090425-00598-vortex Wolf Ademeit

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    180219-00058-fighting_zebras Wolf Ademeit

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    180219-00027-black_and_white Wolf Ademeit

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    180213-00407-zebras Wolf Ademeit

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    180126-00637-zebra_stripes Wolf Ademeit

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    171027-00977-thirsty Wolf Ademeit

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    170809-00154-zebra_portrait Wolf Ademeit

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    170329-00202-zebras Wolf Ademeit

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    150822-00356-foal Wolf Ademeit

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    150508-00639-stripes Wolf Ademeit

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    150508-00634-focus Wolf Ademeit

  • 150504-00206-zebra_head   Wolf Ademeit

    150504-00206-zebra_head Wolf Ademeit

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    130824-00961-zebra_beard Wolf Ademeit

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    120929-00196-guid_lines_2 Wolf Ademeit

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    120929-00175-guide_lines Wolf Ademeit

  • 120929-00132-mother_with_foal   Wolf Ademeit

    120929-00132-mother_with_foal Wolf Ademeit

  • 110723-00779-vis-a-vis   Wolf Ademeit

    110723-00779-vis-a-vis Wolf Ademeit

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    110226-00150-zebra_profile_2 Wolf Ademeit

  • 100327-01659-damenbart   Wolf Ademeit

    100327-01659-damenbart Wolf Ademeit

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    100306-00631-zebras Wolf Ademeit

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    090524-00553-zebra_portrait Wolf Ademeit

  • 090131-00055-the_zebra   Wolf Ademeit

    090131-00055-the_zebra Wolf Ademeit

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  • 080927-00433-lady_beard   Wolf Ademeit

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    080927-00408-stripes Wolf Ademeit

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    080830-00694-two_zebras Wolf Ademeit

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