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

  • White-crowned Sparrow, Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico. Lumix GH4 with 100-400mm zoom at 400mm. ISO800
    Lumix Diaries Leica 100-400mm Samples

    I’ve decided to share some images from the new Leica 100-400mm lens in this Blog post. There has been a lot of interest and requests from my readers to see  full-sized, high resolution images ever since the assignment I was given to produce ad materials for then new Leica 100-400mm zoom. Sharing full-sized,…

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  • Captain Cool, Mylio software engineering guru JP Duplessis working his Mylio magic on his Mac keyboard. Mylio headquarters in Seattle, Washington.
    Mylio Releases Version 1.6 With Updates

    Mylio releases version 1.6 with updates. For all  you folks looking for another option in the world of photography software you might want to give Mylio a look. I’ve been working with Mylio for almost a year now and it just keeps getting better and better. You can read some…

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  • Snow geese lift off from a small pond at Bosque del Apache NWR. New Mexico. Lumix GX8 with 100-400mm zoom. ISO 320
    Lumix Diaries: Shooting the New Leica Lumix 100-400mm

    Today, January 5, at 10:00am Vegas time, Panasonic finally announced the ability to order the new Leica Lumix 100-400mm zoom. It’s a professional quality lens I’ve been dreaming about ever since I started getting serious about the Lumix line of cameras nearly six years ago. Today is the day we can go…

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  • My first use of the speedy Lexar SD-UHS-ll  cards.
    Blazing-fast Write Speeds of Lexar SD UHS ll Cards

    Blazing-fast write speeds of Lexar SD UHS ll cards was brought to my attention by Natural Exposure’s Explorer Gerry Heine. Gerry gave me the heads up to a great Blog post by the website calling themselves Camera Memory Speed. Their speciality is “Memory Card Comparison & Performance Tests for Digital Cameras.” The…

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