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

  • A mother Jaguar comes down to the river to drink as one of her two cubs look on. Lumix ZF1000
    The Lumix Diaries: Adventures in the Pantanal Continued

    The Lumix Diaries Adventures in the Pantanal (Continued) is an update to what I started writing a little over a week ago. I had high hopes of being able to keep up with photography, helping our Explorers, and writing the Blog during this time. Alas, I’m a bit behind on the…

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  • A pair of Jabaru storks on the river back in the Pantanal, Brazil.
    The Lumix Diaries: Adventures in the Pantanal

    August 2, 2014 – Pantanal Brazil The Lumix Diaries Adventures in the Pantanal. It’s our first full day at the lodge in the Pantanal of Brazil. I’m here with a group of enthusiastic photographers who are part of our Brazil Pantanal Jaguar Wildlife Photo Expedition Invitational Photo Tour. Before I left…

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  • Snowy owl, female flies in to nest with red phalarope. Alaska.
    The Lumix Diaries: Adventures in Alaska

    The Lumix Diaries Adventures in Alaska post is a compilation of a recent month long shoot in our 50th state. I’ve chosen not to write a day to day description since a lot of wildlife and nature photography can be very boring and uneventful. What I have included are the highlights…

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  • Using Nikon’s Electronic First Curtain Option?

    Doug, I’m not even aware of it. Which camera is this part of?