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.


Zoom Blurred Sea Otter With A Tootheache by Max Allen


Gannets Grooming In Courtship by Max Allen


Rainbow Lorikeet Portrait by Max Allen


Red-bellied Woodpecker Among Flowers by Max Allen


Dollarbird Sunrise Silhouette by Max Allen


Mule Deer Buck Calling Wildly In The Forest by Max Allen


Common Murre Stretching Wings by Max Allen


Sunset Along The Yampa River by Max Allen


Mockingbird Perched With Nesting Material by Max Allen


Roosevelt Elk Bull Bugling by Max Allen


Brown Pelican Preening Feathers On Shifting Sands by Max Allen


California Sea Lion Calling Out by Max Allen


Little Shag Above Mountains And Ocean by Max Allen


Northern Elephant Seals Battling Silhouetted In The Surf by Max Allen


Cowbird Among Berries by Max Allen


Dunlin Winging In To Join Flock by Max Allen


Bison Pair Beneath Mountains by Max Allen


Woodpecker Among Yellow Flowers by Max Allen


Chickadee Flipping Its Wings by Max Allen


Mountain Goat Mother And Kid In Mountain Home by Max Allen


Spring Portrait Of Wild Turkey Tom by Max Allen


Pintail Drake Grooming by Max Allen


Badger On The Edge Of Den by Max Allen


Brown Pelican With An Acrobatic Lean And Preen by Max Allen


Red Fox In Winter Ruff by Max Allen


Butterfly Among The Flowers by Max Allen


Mule Deer Bucks Sparring In Open Pine Woodlands by Max Allen


Wood Duck Drake Looking Into The Distance by Max Allen


Coyote Looking Out by Max Allen


Jellyfish Akimbo by Max Allen


Sea Otter Laying Low In The Water by Max Allen


Tui Feeding On Flower by Max Allen


Black Bear In Spring by Max Allen


Marbled Godwit Trying To Stick Out From The Flock by Max Allen


Kit Fox Pups On A Lazy Day by Max Allen


Kea Calling Out by Max Allen


Bison Rutting Around On Ground by Max Allen


Male California Quail by Max Allen


Black-tailed Deer Buck Resting In Repose by Max Allen


American Kestrel Surveying The Surroundings by Max Allen


Sonoran Desert Sunrise by Max Allen


Mountain Goat Twins by Max Allen


Pacific Loon Stretching Wings by Max Allen


Greater Flamingo Preening by Max Allen


Lioness Expressing Her Thoughts by Max Allen


Baby Deer Mouse On Moss by Max Allen


Northern Cardinal Proclaiming Spring Territory by Max Allen


Hummingbird Fluttering Wings by Max Allen