An actor’s portrait

An actor's portrait

German actor Ulrich Tukur, sitting on an old Land Rover in his 1950s-style suit at the Frankfurt zoo, May 8. He stars in a tv movie that is currently being filmed here on the life of late zoo director Bernhard Grzimek [1909-1987], who was also a popular tv character in Germany at his time.

Leafcutters

Leafcutters

Leafcutter ants go along their business at the Frankfurt zoo, Feb.14. Interestingly, they just don’t eat the leaves (something I believed in for a long time), but process them instead and use them as a substrate for cultivating a fungus which they eat . This requires a highly developed social structure.

Same Pattern

Same Pattern

A five day-old giraffe named Katja and its mother at a zoo in Kronberg, just outside Frankfurt, Jan.7. It is actually a Rothschild’s giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi), considered one of the most endangered subspecies. They usually live in very few locations in Uganda.