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.


Paradise Sheldrake Posing by Max Allen


Lake Heron Pastoral by Max Allen


Little Blue Heron Feeling Bashful by Max Allen


Elk Bull Bugling In Autumn Woodlands by Max Allen


Buller's Mollymawk Peering In by Max Allen


Sea Otter With A Toothache by Max Allen


Gulls Sunrise Silhouettes by Max Allen


Snowy Plover Flock On Beach by Max Allen


Broad-tailed Hummingbird Bending A Willow Low by Max Allen


15-point Mule Deer Stepping Along by Max Allen


Osprey Hovering Above Nest by Max Allen


Kit Fox Pup Mid-lick by Max Allen


White-faced Ibis Reflecting On Late Spring Morning by Max Allen


Sea Otters Cuddling by Max Allen


Badger Covered In Dirt From Digging by Max Allen


Western Gull Calling Loudly by Max Allen


African Lion Looking In by Max Allen


American Avocet Standing Tall by Max Allen


Pronghorn Antelope Bucks Locking Horns by Max Allen


Costa's Hummingbird Fluttering To Regain Balance by Max Allen


Sea Otter All Cuddled Up by Max Allen


Pacific Loon Stretching Wings by Max Allen


Sunset In The Arizona Borderlands by Max Allen


African Lion Flehmen by Max Allen


Female Wood Duck Preening On The Water by Max Allen


Black-tailed Deer Buck In Bed At Sunset by Max Allen


Shorebirds On The Sea At Sunrise by Max Allen


Asian Clawless Otter Surprised by Max Allen


American Kestrel Giving Hunting Stare by Max Allen


Sunset Reflections In The Eye Of A Buffalo by Max Allen


Snow Goose In Dark Morph Puffing Up by Max Allen


White-tailed Prairie Dog Giving A Fierce Bark by Max Allen


Kaka Flying In A Blur by Max Allen


Butterfly Curling Edge Of Leaf by Max Allen


Colorful Portrait Of California Quail by Max Allen


Leafy Sea Dragon Against Colorful Rocks by Max Allen


Colorful Lighthouse With Flying Shag by Max Allen


Pelican Shaking It Out by Max Allen


Mule Deer Feeding With One Antler by Max Allen


Sparrow Singing Loud by Max Allen


Sunset Along Colorado Foothills by Max Allen


Sea Otter Eating With Tongue by Max Allen


Gannet Above Oceanside by Max Allen


Oceanside Hoodoos Along The Oregon Coast by Max Allen


Rufous Hummingbird Asleep by Max Allen


Elk Bull Looking Out For Herd by Max Allen


Little Pied Shag Calling Out by Max Allen


Bumblebee Crawling Through Flowers by Max Allen