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

  • Photo: Courtesy of Marco Scozzaro/Frieze
    US Copyright Reform for Photographers and Artists. Add Your Voice.

    US Copyright Reform for Photographers and Artists is on the table and the American Society of Media Professionals is leading the charge. I recently added my voice to this debate and you can do the same. It doesn’t matter whether you are a sometime photographer, full time photographer or artist…

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  • A photo of a mother polar bear and her cub was used by CBS News to highlight the paper being released on the plight of polar bears.
    Arctic Documentary Project Photo Used by CBS News

    Daniel’s Arctic Documentary Project photo used by CBS News. For those who are unfamiliar with the Arctic Documentary Project it’s a long term endeavor I’ve undertaken with Polar Bears International to help educate the world about changes that are taking place in the arctic. PBI Sr. Scientist Dr. Steven Amstrup…

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  • This is a sample of the Sigma 35mm F/1.4 Art Series of lenses. I've seen this lens and the quality of the optics is first rate as well as the fit and finish.
    Sigma Finally Gets Onboard with Micro Four Thirds Lenses

    Sigma Finally Gets Onboard with Micro Four Thirds Lenses. 43Rumors site just posted a patent by Sigma showing a new Micro Four Thirds lens they are at least thinking about. The patent is for a Sigma 35mm F/2. Remember you have to multiply all MFT lenses by two to get the equivalent…

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  • The new, recently released Olympus Zuiko 40-150mm F/2.8 zoom
    Long Lenses for Lumix Question from Mark Kaprielian

    Mark, Unfortunately I can’t make a great recommendation on Panasonic long lenses at this point. I have both the 100-300mm and the 45-200. Although they are both telephotos, I’m not happy with the sharpness either lens produces on a consistent basis. Additionally, they are both very slow when it comes…

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