Hi, my name is Beth, and my love of wildlife and nature was inspired by growing up in Africa, and our much-anticipated family vacations to Kruger National Park (each year my parents would ask us if we wanted to go somewhere else. Nope! Only Kruger would do!) I spotted my first leopard when I was about 5 years old, and I think I've been obsessed with big cats ever since ( take a look at my wildlife photographs and you'll see that I am obsessed!) If you are also a huge fan of big cats and African wildlife than you a definitely in the right place!
I've been fascinated by nature photography since I was quite young, I still remember seeing this amazing leopard photograph in a coffee table book we owned when I was 9. I would just sit and stare at it, and I think it sparked so much of my interest in photography.
I started to pursue photography professionally about 12 years ago. I earned a B.A. in photography in 2012. I release my best photographs here, on my website, as fine art prints.
About six years ago I started taking drawing and painting classes and I have become as obsessed with painting as I am with photography.
If you'd like to know more about my photography, check out my artist statements here: Photography Artist's Statement
I now live in the upper Midwest of the United States and am very happily married. Besides photography and painting I also enjoy reading, traveling, and spending time with my husband and two very spoiled cats.
“Photographing Wild Animals Without Hurting Them” - Article on Shuttershock.com
Four of my photographs were included in: The Custom Art Collection - Art for the Contemporary Home: A Collection of Frameable, Original Prints from Top Artists Paperback – November 18, 2013 by Jamin Mills
Article on the Shutterstock.com website about my work: Capturing the Essence of Endangered Animals with Beth Wold
Featured artist on ArtistADay
Article on ArtsPartnership Recap: Beth Wold At The Spirit Room
Beth Wold is a fine art photographer specializing in landscape and wildlife photography. Although Beth is a North Dakota native and resident, she spent 17 years abroad in Africa where her passion for wild places and wild things was ignited. Inspired by line and form as well as negative space, her wildlife photographs are modern and celebrate the individuality and grace of her subjects. Beth’s landscapes tend toward intimate views of the landscape and are often abstract in form. Her work has been collected and displayed on six continents, and she was named "North Dakota Artist of the Year" by Twin Cities Tosca Magazine in 2013. Beth earned a Bachelors of Arts from the University of North Dakota.