I wondered what my animal photos might look like using the same technique. Here is one example.
Here is the color SOOC version from last summer. (You had to know these weren't recent, look at that sun!)
The result is a very different look. Not sure I love it, but I like it enough to keep it in mind with future wildlife photos. I may never get to the skill level of Mr. Brandt, but it's a good goal to try.
More wonderful Black and White Wednesday photos here.