We came across this elephant on my photo safari last October in Tarangire National Park. While the elephants in the northern part of the park are more accustomed to safari vehicles, we took a long drive that day to the southern areas near the Gursi Swamp where the elephants are more skittish. This one turned from browsing this tree and I waited for him to flare his ears at me before I snapped the shutter.
I intentionally left the elephant smaller in the frame so that the photograph shows the surrounding environment and I love the look that my infrared camera gives to the trees and sky.
I just posted a new infrared panorama that I created on my last safari to Tanzania. You can see it directly by clicking here or from the link in my Panoramas gallery.
The image is one of my favorite views in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. The Tarangire River winds below you with trees extending beyond that to the horizon including many of the baobabs for which Tarangire is famous. The dramatic clouds that day gave our group the big Africa sky we had hoped for.
I stitched the panorama in Photoshop from 6 separate images made with a DSLR I had modified to make infrared images. I then shared the image using a plugin I wrote for Adobe Lightroom that creates a mashup with Google Maps and image tiles that I provide.