About Theo Allofs Photography


Theo Allofs has been a full time professional photographer for the past 30 years. In 1995 he started to specialize in wildlife and nature photography with a strong focus on endangered animals and threatened habitats. His work has been published in all major natural history and other renowned magazines and newspapers around the world including National Geographic Magazine, Smithsonian, Time Magazine, New York Times, Newsweek, GEO, American Photo. His images have appeared on over one hundred book and magazine covers and he was the sole photographer for dozens of calendars. He is author/photographer of seven books including coffee tabl books about the Yukon, Namibia, Australia and the Pantanal. "Pantanal - South America's Wetland Jewel" was voted by Discover Magazine as one of the ten best scientific oriented books of the year. During his career Theo has won numerous international awards, amongst them 11 awards in the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer Of The Year competition.

Since 2011 Theo has specialized in aerial photography. As a flying device he uses a powered paraglider that allows him to fly low for wildlife photography and over one thousand meters high for landscape images.

Theo is one of the founding members of the ILCP (International League of Conservation Photographers). He is a regular speaker at international nature conventions.

Theo lives with his wife and photographer Jami Tarris and their little Westie Gershwin near Santa Fe, New Mexico.