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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    Debbie Tubridy, Florida

  • "I am so happy I went to Kenya again. Everything was handled so smoothly and so well. Dan and Tanya made everything easy. We stayed at great lodges where the food was fantastic and t…

    Allison McClure, California

  • “Three trips in one! Spending time in the jungles of Borneo is not something we would normally consider but our past experience with Natural Exposures made us very comfortable join…

    Tom Stewart, Ontario

  • "Tanya and Dan, Thank you for everything you've done to create and execute an experience that has never been matched in our 50 years of experience together. You made an excellent cho…

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  • "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

  • "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

  • "What a trip. It was grand in every respect. The planning, sites, hotels, meals all were outstanding. Esteban added to our understanding of the country. Your leadership was truly the…

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  • "Hello Fellow Exposure Buddies - I am so loving all of the wonderful photos you are so very kind to share. It's as though your photos make a very special "happy place" to visit and…

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  • Peter Simpson says:

    Hi Daniel, I have the lens on order and am very interested in your experience with the lens, particularly the comparison to the Sony 200-600 full frame alternative. Do you have a feel for when you will be publishing your report? Best wishes, Peter

    9 hours ago on Olympus 150-400mm versus Sony 200-600mm (9 comments)
  • Michael Macmorran says:

    Daniel, Very excited to see you work on this field test. As an avid wildlife/nature/landscape photographer I was on the fence regarding the 150-400 from Olympus. In choosing between upgrading my E-M1 Mark II to an EM1-X and purchasing the 150-400 or expanding from MFT into FF with the Canon…

    2 days ago on Olympus 150-400mm versus Sony 200-600mm (9 comments)
  • Portrait of Charlie Tooley

    Charlie Tooley says:

    Dan, you had a great ride with your long-lived enviable vocation. I’m reminded occasionally by a friend of mine who spent 50 years of his life as a radio DJ in various large city markets in different music venues and caught the ride while it lasted. Radio DJ? What’s that?…

    3 days ago on National Geographic Image Collection Shuttered (7 comments)
  • Jeff Colburn says:

    Hi, I would say that microstock killed the stock industry. There are still some good stock agencies out there, like Arcangel, but they are highly specialized (Arcangel does book covers) and hard to get into. You can still make a decent living with stock images, but you have to flip…

    3 days ago on National Geographic Image Collection Shuttered (7 comments)
  • Portrait of Sally Radke

    Sally R says:

    And we love your trips and the expertise and guidance you continually offer!

    3 days ago on National Geographic Image Collection Shuttered (7 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 doing this blog when I got an email from a long-time acquaintance and fellow natural history photographer, Joe McDonald. Joe and I have known each other…

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