Daniel J. Cox

Daniel J. Cox has been documenting nature for over 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 Ambassador 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

  • Lumix Firmware Update Video Tutorial
    Lumix Firmware Update Video Tutorial

    Lumix Firmware Update Video Tutorial One of the greatest benefits any camera manufacture can offer is support after you buy your camera. It’s especially beneficial for today’s digital cameras that can be updated with features, improvements, etc. by way of a simple firmware update. Showing you how is exactly what…

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  • Nikon Teases Their Coming Mirrorless Lumix G9 Replica

    Last week Nikon made it official by announcing they were finally going to start producing a serious, high-end mirrorless camera. I knew it was coming. As I’ve said to the naysayers that mirrorless will never be as good as the traditional DSLR’s, “You guys sound just like the same folks who…

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  • We Have A Lot in Common: Small Cameras, Big Pictures

    OK, when I first saw Ben Aqua’s video titled: Why I Ditched Full Frame For Micro Four Thirds Cameras, I thought, you know, this kid and I have a lot in common. I mean it’s not just the glasses that we obviously both found on Amazon. There’s a lot more…

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  • Brown Bears of Alaska Bush Plane Adventure

    Thirty Year Search Brown bears of Alaska bush plane adventure is the culmination of a thirty-year search. Back in the late 80’s, I was a young photographer trying to earn a living making pictures of whatever creatures I could find. I grew up in northern Minnesota and I loved bears.…

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