Photo tours, wildlife photography and stock imagery by Daniel J. Cox

Natural Exposures is your connection to the world of photography, nature and conservation, as well as the conduit to fulfilling your lifelong travel dreams. Daniel’s photographic expertise will enhance your photo skills. Tanya will shepherd you to the world’s most beautiful locations and they’ll both introduce you to like-minded individuals who often become friends for life. The world is waiting and time is short so let’s create memories you’ll never forget and the pictures to prove it.

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Daniel J. Cox has photographed for National Geographic magazine

Daniel’s work is featured in many well regarded publications including National Geographic.

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  • "Hope they all have as much fun and good luck as I did. Thank you again for a great trip. The guys at my camera store thought the sunset with stork was a purchased postcard! Gosh, I…

    Bonnie Wilsey, Wisconsin

  • "Thank you so much for hosting the tour. I had great experiences and learned a lot. I don't want to get back to "real life". I have been on lots of group tours, both photography rela…

    Lisa Heine, Texas

  • "Seeing Japan with Dan and Tanya was an incredible experience! As always, Tanya attended to every detail and made sure we were always so well cared for. I learn so much each trip wit…

    Christine Crosby, Oregon

  • "The food in Italy is my favorite food in the entire world, and Tanya booked some incredible venues to eat. I also loved the coastal areas and the towns we visited as they offered fa…

    Fred Kurtz, Indiana

  • "The adventure of seeing the Jaguars "up close and personal" was Fantastic!! But also, being able to see a Tapir and other exotic animals, reptiles & birds was like the icing on the cake!"

    Lani Dillon, California

  • "Thanks both of you for another fantastic trip and amazing experience!! I love traveling with you and am so excited to be able to join you!! So glad you like the earrings T! You both…

    Christine Crosby, Oregon

  • "Wow - what a great adventure! We saw so much - cloud forests, mountains, valleys, coastal regions, more birds than ever imagined, sloths, and every type of monkey. Fun travel compan…

    Rhonda Handley, Ontario

  • "Excellent! Thanks - I learned a lot about Cuban culture and about photography. Great trip!"

    John Lindow, California

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  • Daniela says:

    I await for the next post ! Which camera and lenses are the best for BIF ???? If you would have to choose 5 cameras of different price tags, plus it's lenses, what would you choose? Excellent article Daniel. I would love to see puffins again !!!! What a lovely…

    1 week ago on Photo Tips from the Field: Birds in Flight (3 comments)
  • Daniela says:

    As a long, really long canon user, I am thinking of buying the Oly OM D E mark III, why? Cause I am almost 60 yrs old, and my back is not the same. I am a macro, and wildlife photographer. The only concern I do have is with printings,…

    1 week ago on Did Olympus throw in the towel too early? (11 comments)
  • Mircea Blanaru says:

    I totally agree with you even I don't want to blame one or another company about this issue!!! I remember the "abuses" on my first DSLR camera (an entry level Olympus E-410 but for me very expensive) back in 2008 to 2010! Trying very hard to succeed and to gain,…

    1 week ago on Camera weather sealing, do we need to worry? (1 comment)
  • Shiv Naimpally says:

    Excellent and on point article! Olympus was a pioneer in so many things. I remember as a teenager buying an Olympus OM1 because the photo magazines were amazed at how small the bodies and lenses were compared to Canon and Nikon. When everyone was doing lens-based image stabilization, Olympus pioneered…

    3 weeks ago on Did Olympus throw in the towel too early? (11 comments)
  • Paul Edward Patterson says:

    Long time Olympus user and really enjoy using the smaller format due to weigh , image quality and portability of the entire system. Learn to use and how to execute the camera's unique features and you will quickly adopt the advantages of the system to your personal photo style. As…

    3 weeks ago on Did Olympus throw in the towel too early? (11 comments)
Recent blog posts
  • Camera weather sealing, do we need to worry?

    One of the benefits of the Olympus and Lumix Micro Four Thirds cameras is their superior weather sealing. Most models from these two manufacturers are so good I no longer even think about putting them away in inclement weather. Having such faith shooting in rain or snow for the last…

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  • Lumix S5 Full-frame Camera Released

    My Lumix history Many of you know I’ve been a big fan of Panasonic Lumix cameras for many, many years. At one time I was even one of their ambassadors. However, my affiliation with Panasonic ended about a year and a half ago mainly due to issues with their autofocus…

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  • Photo Tips from the Field: Birds in Flight

    Capturing exquisite photos of birds in flight is a popular discussion across the internet. Many photographers wanting to improve their wildlife photography skills often turn to our avian friends for practice and inspiration. Getting that crystal-clear, fast-moving bird, with details in every feather, is like a gift from the photo…

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  • Did Olympus throw in the towel too early?

    Leaders in the mirrorless world When Olympus announced they were quitting the photography business, many were taken by surprise. Especially me. I had just heard that in Japan,  Olympus and Sony were tied at 39% of the market share in the mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras category. It gave me tremendous hope that…

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  • How to clean your tripod legs so they work like new

    How to clean your tripod legs so they work like new is a skill all levels of photographers can benefit from. One of the things photographers are quite aware of is the expense of our hobby. Take a good tripod, for instance. Three carbon fiber legs and a ball head…

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