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

  • Olympus 40-150mm & Lumix 35-100mm Shoot Out

    Olympus 40-150mm & Lumix 35-100mm Shoot Out by the omnipresent boys from Calgary TCSTV. As people get their hands on the new Olympus lens, we’re starting to see more and more comparisons being performed. This one is by the two guys from The Camera Store TV in Calgary, Alberta. They…

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  • A sample of a Drobo being backed up.
    Hard Drives and Digital Photography Workflow

    Hard Drives and Digital Photography Workflow go hand in hand. Over a year ago I became aware of a company called BackBlaze which is a cloud based backup service I’ve been using ever since. The most amazing thing about this company is how inexpensive it is. I’m getting to the Drive…

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  • Question from Michael J. Amphlett

    Michael, the top image has the lens hood attached and is retracted. The bottom image of the lens connected to the camera is missing the lens hood all together. Thanks for your keen observation and for adding your voice to the conversation.

  • Tanya’s 2nd Cousin Colorado Avalanche Nathan MacKinnon Hockey Star

    Ok, this is a bit off topic for me but in some ways, not really. This hockey video (I do shoot video you know and I did play hockey in Minnesota) is amazing! Here’s the back story. Nathan MacKinnon is my dear wife Tanya’s second cousin. Nate is a hockey…

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