Photography. Conservation. Storytelling.


My name is Max Nichols, and I am a 17-year-old wildlife photographer living in California, with a focus on conservation and storytelling. From an early age, I have been fascinated with nature and the world around me. I grew up watching nature documentaries and reading my great-grandfather's massive birdwatching tomes, and it was only natural that this love of nature would influence my photography.

I am a contributing photographer for The Canid Project, a nonprofit organization that documents and shares the stories of wild canids and our interactions with them.

Most recently, I published my first photography article in Outdoor Photography, where I talked about my experience photographing Alaskan coastal brown bears in Lake Clark National Park, and about appreciating nature in general.

When I’m not photographing, I love skiing and traveling the world with my family. Some of my favorite places on earth include Alaska because of its beautiful array of coastal wildlife, the Scottish highlands for their rugged beauty, and my home state of California because of its incredible biodiversity!