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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Recent Testimonials
  • "Fantastic experience. The architect and historian added so much. Having all meals included was a great plan. Jorge and Vicki gave us lots of good information. One does not "go" to C…

    Carol Parker, Hawaii

  • "Class and comfort all the way. Natural Exposures photo tours are run with the smoothness and efficiency of high-end travel outfits."

    Miriam Stein, Washington DC

  • It was a pleasure traveling to Patagonia with all of you. We felt truly blessed to meet such kind, interesting, and talented people. From our arrival with Tanya, Dan, Fred, and Dave…

    Jim and Laura Hartwell, Maryland

  • "it was SUCH a great trip! Paul thoroughly loved getting to travel with you two and said he really learned so much. He's super excited about photography in a new way. Thanks I always…

    Christine Crosby, Oregon

  • "In the truest sense, expert guides in all the fauna and flora of Kenya and greater East Africa accompanied by a wizened mentor of photography."

    Steven Chang, Hawaii

  • "Best travel and photo experience. EVER!"

    Ron Cunniff, Florida

  • "Well planned and fun. You did a wonderful job pacing the trip, planning experiences, and tracking. You both and Esteban really made the trip a lot of fun."

    Lenore Cortina, New Jersey

  • "Canadian Rockies - OH My! Elk and moose on the loose Snowy peaks through skies sneak blue Glacial lakes for goodness sakes! A memorable trip in so many ways - food, sights, frie…

    Margie Carroll, Georgia

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  • Mark Walker says:

    Dan, With the demise of stock photography as a reason for justifying the high cost of super telephotos, the Olympus lens has arrived too late and is destined to only be bought by well heeled photographers who want to travel light. I used to have a Panasonic GH4 and 100-300mm…

    6 days ago on Olympus 150-400mm versus Sony 200-600mm (12 comments)
  • Tom Ocasek says:

    Dan, you are a gifted artist with many successful dimensions. Thanks for sharing your knowledge - a trait that scares many photographers... You have been a great mentor and friend...I especially admire your integrity & honesty...Your folks deserve some credit too for instilling your work ethic... We know change is…

    6 days ago on National Geographic Image Collection Shuttered (11 comments)
  • William P Sandifer Jr says:

    I have a G85 with a 100-300 Panasonic Power OIS, same issue particularly with video if I move from birds focused in the background to birds in the foreground. The focus-nearby works but can be hit and miss and requires losing your subject in the frame. What has worked for…

    1 week ago on LUMIX Auto Focus Workaround (32 comments)
  • Denis RT says:

    What if the community of photographers had their own stock photography website? I think Le Monde newspaper woks in a similar way.

    3 weeks ago on National Geographic Image Collection Shuttered (11 comments)
  • Gary Cralle says:

    I've been with Olympus on and off for decades, as the company went into, left, then returned to the pro market. I was initially 1 of 3 Olympus VIP (Very Important Photographer) in Canada, then later an Olympus Visionary for the Americas. Although I no longer have an affiliation with…

    4 weeks ago on Olympus Camera Now OM Digital Solutions (11 comments)
Recent blog posts
  • National Geographic Image Collection Shuttered

    stock photography is dead

    NatGeo Realizes Stock Photography is Dead One of the enjoyable things about being in the field is the chance to meet and talk to other photographers. Today I met a young man named Ronan Donovan. Ronan has produced some beautiful articles for National Geographic Magazine. In our short conversation, we…

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  • Olympus Camera Now OM Digital Solutions

    On June 24, 2020, the photo world was shocked to hear that Olympus was throwing in the towel on their camera business. This engineering powerhouse had been producing cameras since 1936. But… between the iPhone and Covid-19, they just couldn’t make a go of it. Fast forward to today and…

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  • Olympus 150-400mm versus Sony 200-600mm

    Olympus 150-400mm

    Olympus 150-400mm versus Sony 200-600mm is starting this week. I’ve been waiting for this new Olympus lens for over a year. The development of the Olympus 150-400mm was first announced in January 2019 and my excitement has been hard to contain. Ultimate magnification The video above is a short introduction…

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  • Olympus 150-400mm Zoom. Is it worth the price?

    Editorial Note: This blog post is not an in-depth review of the new Olympus 150-400mm zoom. It’s simply a relatively short post comparing its price to similar lenses from Nikon and Canon. There are plenty of blog posts and YouTube videos explaining all the features of this lens. This is…

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  • Setting up your Olympus cameras for wildlife and nature photography

    I’ve recently had a rash of interest from many of our NE Explorers on how I set my Olympus cameras. I was thinking about buying new digital cameras for this blog when I got an email from a long-time acquaintance and fellow natural history photographer, Joe McDonald. Joe and I have known…

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