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.


White Ibis Landing Upon Ground by Max Allen


Weka Portrait by Max Allen


A Trophy Black-tailed Deer Buck In Old Forest by Max Allen


Flamingo Grooming by Max Allen


Regeneration Upon A Desert Rock by Max Allen


Sunset Reflections Of Cranes And Geese by Max Allen


Tule Elk Bugling With A Long View by Max Allen


Portrait Of Male Hihi by Max Allen


Snowy Plover Resting With Beak Tucked In Feathers by Max Allen


Mule Deer Buck Showing His Thoughts by Max Allen


Mallard Drake Against Shifting Background by Max Allen


Black-tailed Prairie Dog Greeting Kiss by Max Allen


Juvenile Australasian Gannet Stretching Wings by Max Allen


Bison Bellowing At The Sky by Max Allen


Tui Calling Loudly by Max Allen


Pronghorn Antelope Sparring In Autumn Field by Max Allen


American Coot Reflections by Max Allen


Rattlesnake And Rattle by Max Allen


Ross's Goose Spring Portrait by Max Allen


Cactus Wren Calling by Max Allen


Desert Cottontail Posing by Max Allen


Eared Grebe Reflecting On Calm Water by Max Allen


Pika Perched High Among Stormy Skies by Max Allen


American Coot Looking Out by Max Allen


Red Fox With Ice Formed On Brow by Max Allen


House Finch With Crest Askew by Max Allen


Sea Otter Giving A Shocked Expression by Max Allen


Nighthawk On Midsummer's Day by Max Allen


California Sea Lion Asleep by Max Allen


Sandhill Crane Flying Above The Mountains Of New Mexico by Max Allen


Black-tailed Deer Buck At Dusk by Max Allen


White-winged Doves In Lovebird Pose by Max Allen


Bison In Profile by Max Allen


Baby Australasian Gannet by Max Allen


Rocky Mountain Ridgeline Basking In Sunset by Max Allen


Broad-billed Hummingbird On Spring Perch by Max Allen


8-point Black-tailed Deer Buck Broadside by Max Allen


Western Gull Calling by Max Allen


Butterfly On Large Leaf by Max Allen


Roadrunner Sunning On A Spring Morning by Max Allen


Rime Ice Lightly Clinging To Spruce Cone by Max Allen


Say's Phoebe Pausing With Freshly Caught Red Dragonfly In Beak by Max Allen


Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel With A Prickly Bite by Max Allen


Lamar River Winding Through Valley by Max Allen


Trophy Black-tailed Deer Buck by Max Allen


Flamingo Calling Out by Max Allen


Elk Bulls In The Highlands Of Colorado by Max Allen


Sunrise On The Oceanside by Max Allen