Daniel J. Cox

Daniel Cox poses with his Nikon camera. Bozeman Montana

Daniel J. Cox has been documenting nature for nearly 35 years. In 2013 he was honored as the 2013 Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year by the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA). He’s also been awarded in competitions worldwide including BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Nature’s Best.

Dan’s wide range of accomplishments include being a regular contributor to natural history publications worldwide, a field contributor for Outdoor Photographer, a consultant for Hewlett-Packard fine art printers, an honorary “Nikon Legend Behind the Lens”, and a mentor for American Photo’s Mentor Series photography workshops. Dan is now working with Panasonic as a Lumix Luminary team member. His work has been featured in several galleries including Nikon House (New York), National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and the Natural History Museum in London.

His most personally satisfying accomplishments include two cover stories for National Geographic magazine and his current volunteer work as director of the Arctic Documentary Project for Polar Bears International. He is the sole photographer of more than 20 books including his most recent self-published children’s title Portia Polar Bear’s Birthday Wish.

Dan shooting his Nikon 200-400mm from the ship in Svalbard, Norway. Dan with his photograph of the arms of a Masai from Kenya hanging in the Nikon booth at PhotoPlus Expo in New York. Dan working the remote camera on Buggy One for Polar Bears International. Hudson Bay, Manitoba. Dan and Tanya with a group of Explorer's at a lodge on the Osa Peninsula, Costa ricaDaniel in front of his exhibit of the Arctic Documentary Project at PhotoPlus Expo in New York. Daniel Cox in the warm evening light near the shores of Hudson Bay, Churchill, Manitoba.

Recent blog posts by Daniel J. Cox

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    Protect Your Photography, Art, and Intellectual Property Copyright

    I’ve never believed in the concept of the ‘starving artist.” Rather, I believe just because you want to be creative, there’s no reason you can’t make a descent living. I’m a firm believer in protecting my photographic copyrights and so should all others who aspire to be successful in the arts. You…

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  • My first use of the speedy Lexar SD-UHS-ll  cards.
    Lexar or SanDisk: You Decide

    Awhile back I wrote a Blog post about how one of our NE Explorers, Rich Wilson, was having issues with brand new Lexar cards he took to South Africa with him. I shot a short video of the issue which was included in the Blog. Though I’ve tried many times…

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  • This Lowepro Toploader Pro 75 AW II should work really well for holding the new Leica 100-400mm zoom with a Lumix or Olympus body attached.
    Bill Sprague looking for case for Leica 100-400mm and Lumix body

    Bill, I’m unaware of a specific holder you refer to. I do know that Lowepro is building some MFT cases and bags but I see nothing listed specifically for MFT in the holster design you’re interested in. However, the photo I’ve included here show’s a Nikon body with the 80-200mm lens as…

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  • Edinburgh Castle on the ridge above the beautiful city of Edinburgh, Scotland
    Lumix Diaries: Shooting the New Leica Lumix 12mm F/1.4

    Shooting the New Leica Lumix 12mm F/1.4 This past February when I visited the Panasonic headquarters in Osaka, Japan, I spent time with engineers discussing many ideas and features for upcoming cameras. On the meeting room table were a few things I can’t discuss, but one item that’s now been announced…

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