Over the past couple of years, several of Tierney’s international portraits have been recognized by National Geographic editors and photographers. A portrait from India was selected as one of ten winners out of 3,500 entries by National Geographic Your Shot in the #endpoverty challenge partnered with World Bank. Her photos have been favorited by editors on National Geographic Your Shot, published on Your Shot Daily Dozen, and editors’ highlighted favorites in the annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Another photo was commissioned by National Geographic that was published in a children’s book, Natumi Takes the Lead. She was also the winner of a global portrait photography contest by Shoot the Frame.
The Last Male
Sudan, the last male northern white rhino in the world. I will never forgot this incredibly special opportunity to spend time with him. This peaceful bonding moment with him as he safely grazed overwhelmed me with bittersweet emotion, as I felt the weight of the imminent extinction. This photo was taken by Jacob, one of Sudan's caretakers at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, during film production for WHEN LAMBS BECOME LIONS in 2015.
Ol Pejeta Caretakers
These are some of the caretakers at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. They take care of Sudan, the last male northern white rhino in the world.