I visited the zoo on recent trip to Frankfurt. There’s lots to see there and it’s a pleasant way to spend a few hours.

Whilst I find all the animals fascinating (including the non-cuddly ones), it’s the great apes that keep drawing me back. Our closest evolutionary cousins, they remind me so much of us (unsurprisingly) — they are shy, belligerent, loving, caring, curious, whimsical, serious: all the things that humans are, in short.

Unfortunately, the gorillas were not around when I visited, but here are some bonobos and orang-utans (the quality has suffered a bit because of the necessity of shooting through perspex).

Nikon D800 + Nikon 85mm f/1.8