Feminine Portraits of Nature
Cheetah Portrait | Botswana 2016
A cheetah sits gracefully while scanning the area for potential prey.
Nurture | Botswana 2016
Elephant reflections from an underground hide in Botswana.
Leopard Call | South Africa 2016
This blue eyed female leopard calls while looking directly into the lens. Her voice was breathtaking. This image was captured in the Timbavati area of South Africa, a very powerful and mystical place.
Tiger Eye| India 2017
A young male tiger gazes through the antlers of his prey in the jungles of central India.
Queen Mother | Zimbabwe 2014
An elephant matriarch will stop at nothing to protect her family.
BeholdHer is a series of undeniably feminine portraits of some of the world’s most magnetic and threatened creatures. Tingley explores the ideas of femininity, vulnerability, strength and power demonstrated by these animals in the wildest places on Earth. Captured with her signature editorial eye, BeholdHer challenges common perceptions of feminist themes by juxtaposing feminine beauty with what it takes to survive in their increasingly threatened natural territories. This is a small excerpt of what is to come.
Young Bulls | Kenya 2012
Two adolescent elephant bulls wrestle.
Enchanted Forest | Zimbabwe 2014
A peaceful moment in the forest of Mana Pools Zimbabwe.
Zebras Fight for Dominance| Zimbabwe 2015
Zebras clash in a fight for dominance.
Portrait of a Young Lioness | Zimbabwe 2014
A young lioness sits powerfully in first light.
Stay With Me | Zimbabwe 2014
Intimate portrait of a mother and baby elephant.
Giraffes in the Mist | Namibia 2015
A misty dawn in the Hoanib River bed in Namibia.
Kudu Bull Portrait | Zimbabwe 2014
A magnificent kudu bull strikes a majestic pose.
Lioness in the Trees | Zimbabwe 2104
A young lioness frolics in the trees of Hwange National Park.
Elephant Family | Zimbabwe 2014
Portrait of an elephant family in Hwange National Park.
The Last Breath | Zimbabwe 2014
The blur between life and death as a pack of endangered African wild dogs take an impala bull just as darkness falls.
Elephant with Ray of Light | Zimbabwe 2014
The light filters through the canopy of the ancient trees to the forest floor.
Elephant Under the Stars | Namibia 2015
Elephant and shadowy ancestors under a blanket of stars. Alone we are small but together we can create important change.
Kudu on a Ridge | Zimbabwe 2014
Two Kudus peer over the edge of a ridge in Zimbabwe's dry season.
The Last Rhino | Namibia 2015
Desert adapted black rhinos in Namibia survive in a barren no man's land. Hopefully far from the threat of poachers.
Wild Dog Series #5 | Zimbabwe 2014
Witness endangered African wild dogs sharing a meal in a dusty dry riverbed at night.
Wild Dog Series #1 | Zimbabwe 2014
Witness an African wild dog in the dusty shadows of night.
Wild Dog Series #7 | Zimbabwe 2014
Witness and erie scene, an endangered African wild dog on an impala kill in the darkness.
Wild Dog Series #3 | Zimbabwe 2014
Witness an African wild dog when darkness falls.
Wild Dog Series #2 | Zimbabwe 2014
Witness the endangered African wild dogs share a meal in a dry dusty riverbed after dark.
Wild Dog Series #6 | Zimbabwe 2014
Witness the shadowy African wild dog pack sharing an impala kill. The whole scene beginning to end lasted only minutes.
Wild Dog Series #4 | Zimbabwe 2014
Witness endangered African wild dogs sharing an impala kill in a remote area in Zimbabwe.
Witness, Tingley’s debut exhibition explores the duality of nature and the bias of human assumptions. She created an Industrial Cathedral to Nature in an abandoned warehouse in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan. In the wild as in our urban existence, things are not always what they seem. Her cinematic images of the highly endangered African wild dog kill are decidedly raw and arresting. Begging the question, is this a murder or simply a family dinner? The tender moments between other species in Witness represent the fragility and vulnerability of these larger than life iconic creatures. Showcased in the storied environment of abandonment and decay of the American dream in an underestimated city with an incredible capacity to survive. Witness was deeply personal to Tingley and incredibly moving in that it illuminated the idea that in saving wildlife we save ourselves.