After the post of Bagheera and his black-and-white images in The-Other-Guys-thread, I thought it would be fun to create a thread specifically for B/W wildlife photography from Thailand.
I took a dive in my elephant photo archive and started converting some images to black-and-white in Photoshop by using adjustments black-and-white layers and playing with the various color channels.
The results might not beat the work of e.g. Nick Brandt ;), but still I was quite happy with what I got; images that sometimes were dull and unusable in color, turned out to be quite interesting in black and white. I also tried it with my avatar shot, and also prefer the B/W version over the color shot.
Please, feel free to try it yourself with your Thai wildlife shots and post your results in this thread.
Here is a selection of my results after spending an evening post-processing to B/W.
No captions needed, all are Asian Elephants and all images were shot in Khao Yai national park.