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

  • Daniel Cox, Sue Wolfe and Henry Miwani shopping for text books at the Nairobi Text Book Center, Nairobi, Kenya. Lumix LX100
    Textbooks For Education in Kenya

    Textbooks for education in Kenya. Two years ago on our last trip to Kenya, Tanya and I, along with three other Explorers, Fred Kurtz, Jim Heywood, and Ed Charbonneau, decided to start a textbook fund for Kenya school kids. You can read the original post here. All four of us…

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  • The kids were really excited about this new learning tool called the Outpostz Lap Desk. Kenya
    Outpostz Lap Desks For Kenya School Kids

    Outpostz Lap Desks For Kenya School Kids. NE Explorer Margie Carroll recently shared with us her newest idea for helping teachers to educate children around the world. Margie has been taking pictures and inventing unique products for many years and recently she surprised us with her newest invention, the Outpostz Lap Desk.…

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  • Happy feet. Lumix Gh4 with Nocticron F/1.2 lens ISO 640
    The Lumix Diaries Heads to Patagonia

    The Lumix diaries heads to Patagonia. Tanya and I recently left Kenya for the southern hemisphere. Our destination? The region known as Patagonia. All of our Patagonia adventures begin in Buenos Aires where we get everybody on the same page by spending a day in the city photographing the wonderful…

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  • A solitary large male lion comes from out of nowhere to take the carcass over.  Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. Lumix GH4 with Olympus 40-150mm F/2.8. ISO 320
    The Lumix Diaries 1/19/2015 Lions and Hyenas Clash

    January 19, 2015 The morning began as it always does from our camp in the Mara. 6:45am rolled around and footsteps were heard on the path to our tent. From out of the cool morning air came a hushed, delicate, voice announcing “good morning, good morning, your coffee is here,…

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