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

  • This is the Op/Tech Mega Cover Rain Sleeve.
    Which Rain Covers for Keeping Your Gear Dry?

    Which rain covers for keeping your gear dry? Doug, sorry I missed this until now. I have to say I’m a minimalist when it comes to rain gear for my cameras. My favorite is without a doubt the cheap, yet very worthy, Op/Tech glorified plastic bag. These things are incredibly inexpensive so I…

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  • Nikon's newest version of the Nikkor 80-400mm VRll zoom lens. My ultimate go to lens for fast moving action.
    Nikon 80-400 Dust Problems? Was Never an Issue For Me

    No I have never had an issue with the new 80-400mm having dust problems. I do use Outdoor Research dry bags to place my cameras and large lenses into when in the field if the dust conditions are severe. These work great for riding in open vehicles etc. Hope this helps.…

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  • Explorers Andrea, Joanne, Jeannne, Lynne and Christine shooting in the Pantanal of Brazil. these are just a small part of the many millions of outdoor enthusiasts who spent $646 Billion dollars last year on outdoor recreation that includes wildlife and nature photography.
    Panasonic Lumix Future Lens Development – Add Your Voice!

    Panasonic Lumix Future Lens Development. This morning I’m working on a presentation for a meeting I have with Panasonic on June 2nd. Awhile back Panasonic contacted me to see if I would meet with two of their people from Tokyo to discuss future lens developments and they want to meet in…

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    Yongnuo YN560-III Speedlite Question

    John, there is nothing you should have to do to make any flash fire from the GH3 hotshot. I’ve never used a Yongnuo flash, but there should be nothing special you have to do to make it fire. If it’s not firing, it may be due to the Program Mode…

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