Theo grew up in a small German town near the Dutch border. His adventurous spirit developed already at the age of 6 when he disappeared for hours with his bike in the forests near the border while his parents waited with worries for his return. At the age of 18 while still in high school, he and two friends drove all the way from Germany to Morocco in an old Mercedes – a 10.000 km journey. This trip laid the foundation for his future life as an adventurer, explorer and photographer.
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 table 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, including 12 awards in the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer Of The Year competition.
His Fine Art Prints have been purchased by clients around the globe and many museums worldwide have exhibited his work, including the Natural History Museum in London, the Smithsonian and the Annenberg Space For Photography.