From Zoo

Falling in Love with Black and White All Over Again…

“Life is like a good black and white photograph, there’s black, there’s white, and lots of shades in between.” -Karl Heiner My passion for photography began many years ago, too many to count, inspired by the B&W work of the great masters. Besides collecting portfolios by Margaret Bourke-White, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Amsel Adams and…

The Majestic Lion: Royalty of the Animal Kingdom on Its way to Extintion in the Wild?

Between August and September of last year the two lionesses of the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC gave birth to two litters of seven cubs between them. Since the cubs began to be allowed to go out to the exhibit along with its parents I’ve been dying to go to the zoo and spend…

The changing role of Zoos – Part 1

For thousands of years…yes thousands…zoos that probably were not called like that, were mere collections of exotic animals; for the Egyptians and other empires it was a way of showing power and wealth. Later during the 19th and 20th centuries it became a source of pride for cities around the world, but still, animals were…