It's time for the Tierpatentag (animal sponsors' day) at Frankfurt Zoo once more! Again no lecture or snacks, but we do get in for free. During the afternoon the zoo is only open for animal sponsors and their plus-ones, and we're amazed by how many there seem to be – in spite of the restriction the zoo seems certainly as busy as ever.

The nice thing this year was that on top of the usual outside enclosures (our favourites being the penguins, rhino, hippo, and giraffes), we could also enter some of the animal houses, in particular the Exotarium with its large collection of creepy-crawlies.

This was another great opportunity to use the m.Zuiko 100-400mm/5–6.3 IS lens with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II for animal closeups. Some photographs – especially of reptiles and insects inside – were taken with the m.Zuiko 12-100mm/4 IS PRO.

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