Daniel J. Cox

Daniel Cox poses with his Nikon camera. Bozeman Montana

Daniel J. Cox has been documenting nature for nearly 30 years. He was recently honored as the 2013 Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year by the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA). He’s been awarded in competitions worldwide including the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Nature’s Best. 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. 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. 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 20 books including his most recent 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

  • The Lumix Diaries Kenya-Cleaning a Dusty Sensor

    Cleaning a dusty sensor is quite easy. During my time here in Kenya we’ve traveled some very dusty roads. Along the way I’ve also been changing lenses now and again. In general I try not to change lenses when in the field, especially in a place as dusty as Samburu National Reserve. But…

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  • Daniel Cox holding the Lumix GH4 with the new Olympus 40-150mm F/2.8 lens. Photo by Tanya Cox. Lumix FZ1000
    What are The Lumix Diaries?

    The Lumix Diaries are a compilation of travel adventures from around the world highlighting my experience with Panasonic Lumix cameras. I’ll be pushing my Lumix equipment to the limits, capturing stills and video, that convey interesting stories of travel and conservation. The Lumix line is young, but the benefits of the…

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  • Cheetah family, mother with two older cubs chasing a baby grants gazelle in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
    The Lumix Diaries 1/13/2015 Cheetah Chase

    The first part of our adventure took us to the dry, brushy landscape of Samburu National Park. I’ve been here maybe a half dozen times and it’s always a wonderful place for many subjects, but especially elephants. This year has been no exception but the highlight of our three days in Samburu was a cheetah chase…

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  • Orphaned elephants at the The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, elephant orphanage near Nairobi, Kenya
    The Lumix Diaries Kenya 1/10/2015

    Whenever we come to Kenya we like to give our guests a day to acclimate from the jet lag we all experience when traveling many times zones from home. So today we spent time at the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Center, both places just outside of Nairobi. Most of the photography…

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