Elephant - Dust to Dust

The painting is done from a photo that was taken in Namibia in a very remote area where water is scarce but lots of sand

An angry elephant, for example, can be seen flapping its ears, kicking up dust, tossing its trunk and even charging. When threatened or trying to show dominance, an elephant will endeavour to appear larger by carrying its head high and spreading its ears. A socially excited elephant widens the eyes and rapidly flaps the ears, but a frightened elephant raises the tail and chin.