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

  • This fabulous image of a gun attacking an eagle was published in an airline magazine and was my first post on the subject of magazines not creeping photographers properly.
    Letter to the Editor: Please Credit Photography

    Please Credit Photography This blog post is the first of what will be an on ongoing campaign to point out publications, editors, and others who seem to have forgotten that it’s photography that sells their publications – magazines, books, newspapers, web pages, and the like. For the past ten years or more I’ve…

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    NE Explorer Fred Kurtz Shoots Indy Cars with new Leica 100-400mm

    Good friend and Natural Exposures Explorer Fred Kurtz recently took his Lumix GH4 and the new Leica 100-400mm zoom out for a test shoot. Freddy has worked for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for thirty years as an Observer and I asked him to do me a favor and go try…

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  • Tahitian fire dancer performing on the island of Bora Bora, Tahiti Lumix GX8 with Olympus 12mm F/2.0 lens ISO 1600
    Can Lumix MFT Cameras Compete with Traditional DSLR’s?

    Can Lumix MFT Cameras Compete with Traditional DSLR’s? Susan Brown Matsumoto recently emailed me wanting to know more about the capabilities of the Micro Four Thirds cameras compared to her Nikon D700 and D800 bodies. I’m regularly getting the same question from lots of our readers, so I decided to put…

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  • St. Mary's Lake and Lone Goose Island during autumn in Glacier National Park, Montana.
    Nature’s Best Features Daniel’s Work with Panasonic Lumix

    Nature’s Best Features Daniel’s Work with Panasonic Lumix Without a doubt, the most beautiful nature magazine in publication today is Nature’s Best. Daniel’s work has appeared in Nature’s Best a couple of times over the past 20 years —a polar bear cover and other incidental images as well as the winner of the Landscape division…

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