Max Allen


Jefferson City, MO


Max Allen is a Wildlife Biologist, Photographer, and Author.

As a photographer, Max strives to depict the natural world and it inhabitants in beautiful settings. He specializes in documentary and action photographs of North American wildlife. He travels widely throughout the American West, searching out wild landscapes and their inhabitants, and teaching wildlife photography skills and techniques to students from many walks of life. His first photography book "The Itinerant Photographer" was released in 2010, and his photography was recently featured in the Peterson Field Guide to Animal Behavior.

For information on using Max's photos in stock photography, obtain information on upcoming classes, or purchase his book please email Max.

Max has worked for a diverse set of government agencies and non-profit corporations in his capacity as a wildlife biologist, photographer, and educator. He is currently completing his Ph.D. in Conservation Biology through Victoria University, Wellington, and completing his graduate project on Mountain Lion Population Dynamics and Prey Selection in northern California.


Kit Fox Twin Pups by Max Allen


Royal Albatross Flying Among Mountains by Max Allen


Puma Male Approaching by Max Allen


Junco Against Peach Blossoms by Max Allen


15-point Mule Deer Buck Walking Through Autumn Field by Max Allen


Macro Portrait Of Costa's Hummingbird by Max Allen


Tiger Approaching by Max Allen


Baltimore Oriole Among Apple Blossoms by Max Allen


American Bison In Snowstorm by Max Allen


Scrub Jay With Jumping Mouse In Grasp by Max Allen


Kea Grooming Tail by Max Allen


Prairie Dog Tender Sunset Kiss by Max Allen


Heron Sunset Reflections by Max Allen


Sunrise Against Mountain Skyline by Max Allen


Eastern Bluebird Treetop Perch by Max Allen


Mother Sea Otter Cuddling Baby by Max Allen


Brown Pelican Putting On The Brakes by Max Allen


Grosbeak With Mulberry-Stained Beak by Max Allen


Tule Elk Running By While Bugling by Max Allen


Morro Rock At Sunset by Max Allen


Puma Kitten Calling by Max Allen


Hooded Merganser On Colorful Water by Max Allen


Grizzly Bears In A Battle Of Tooth And Claw by Max Allen


Wood Duck Courtship Colors by Max Allen


African Lion Growling by Max Allen


Sunset Along Line Of Palms by Max Allen


Great Blue Heron With Speared Fish by Max Allen


Bumblebee Feeding On Clover by Max Allen


Yellow-bellied Marmot In Mountain Meditation by Max Allen


Chickadee Mossy Spring Perch by Max Allen


Tiger With Playful Expression by Max Allen


Osprey Flying With Nesting Material by Max Allen


Mountain Lion In Cave Licking Paw by Max Allen


Kit Fox Pup Snuggling With Mother by Max Allen


Giant Petrels Fighting by Max Allen


Half Dome With Full Moon by Max Allen


American Goldfinch Atop Purple Flowers by Max Allen


Elephant Seals Mating by Max Allen


Tufted Titmouse Calling by Max Allen


California Condor Flying Out Of The Darkness by Max Allen


Bobcat Portrait Surrounded By Pine by Max Allen


Kea Dropping From Sky by Max Allen


The Soft Eyes Of A Cheetah by Max Allen


Australasian Gannet Preening Feathers by Max Allen


Saguaro Sunset Silhouette by Max Allen


Northern Cardinal Among Purple Flowers by Max Allen


Puma At Sunset by Max Allen


Paradise Shelduckling Calling by Max Allen