When you strip the color away from an image, the power of all other elements become even stronger. Those other elements being the light, shade, composition and more importantly the emotion and the soul of the shot. This beautiful collection of animal photography is by Wolf Ademeit, a German photographer with an extensive portfolio that we highly recommend you browse through.
Animal photographers focus their work in general on the presentation of animals in the wild nature. Only a few photo-graphers 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.