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

  • Freddy is just way to confident with his baby Lumix system and Peter's about ready to let him have a lens full. Oh, by the way, Freddy is shooting 840mm's and Peter has 600mm's. 
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    Kathy Cavallararo Wants to Know About Moving From Nikon D700 to MFT

    Kathy, For the most part, there are few limitations to the Lumix Micro Four Thirds system I shoot compared to my old but trusty Nikon D700. The D700 was one of the first really great Nikons for low light capture. I have’t done any side by side comparisons, but I…

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  • David Vaskevitch, avid photographer and Mylio team player showing me a few Mylio Tips and Tricks at Mylio headquarters in Seattle, Washington.
    Mylio Releases Another Great Update

    I’ve been writing about Mylio for many months now. One of the ongoing benefits is the constant updates they keep cranking out. Not sure of the exact timeline, but it seems about once month they’re adding new features or improving what they already have. Mylio version 1.9 was just released…

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    Outdoor Photographer Highlights Dan’s Work With Lumix Cameras

    One of my favorite publications, Outdoor Photographer, ran a piece last month I wrote titled Advantages of Micro Four Thirds cameras. Awhile back, after retuning from Africa and about four months of using the new Leica 100-400mm, I contacted the new editor, Wes Pitts, and pitched him the idea. I guess you could…

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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 decent 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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