The new Thomson Safaris catalog will be out soon, and one of my more recent elephant photos has graced the front cover. Check it out:
This image was taken in June, 2007 in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania. Normally I prefer a more wide open feeling to my images, but we came across a large family of elephants and all I had handy was my 1DsMkII on a 500mm f/4 lens. So I went with it and attempted to capture an image that had a sense of scale. Almost like an 'essence' of the moment. So I used a wide open f/stop to create a more shallow depth of field. All I was interested in was having a sharp eye to make the connection with the viewer.
This image has already turned out to be a popular one in my stock collection, as it has been licensed three times in the past month and a half. Gosh, I cannot wait to get back to Tanzania at the end of this month!