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

Natural Exposures Invitational Photo Tours is your connection to the world of photography, travel, wildlife, nature, and conservation. Traveling with Dan and Tanya is uniquely different. Dan’s forty-plus years as a professional photographer provide learning opportunities few other photo instructors can provide. Tanya’s hospitality and logistic skills were honed under her family’s Tundra Buggy Tours umbrella.  Combining their talents under the umbrella of Natural Exposures Invitational Photo Tours provides a unique opportunity for you to become a better photographer while enjoying an adventure like no other. The world is waiting, and time is short. 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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  • Nick Gaunt says:

    Sorry to come a bit late to this conversation but I found your interesting post while searching. I have just bought the OM-1 and been trying it out on BIF with the PL 100-400. The bird recognition is fabulous (compared to the G9), but I am struggling with lens shake…

    2 weeks ago on New Leica 100-400mm Mark ll is Finally Here (25 comments)
  • Randall Dunphy says:

    Good stuff, I bought Joe's ebook and am digesting it. Love both my M1X's

    2 weeks ago on Setting up your Olympus cameras for wildlife and nature photography (5 comments)
  • Paul says:

    That’s not completely right. There are 80million photodiodes, but the CFA has only 20million effective RGB sites, so it’s not possible to get a colour image greater than 20Mp. This is a design feature of the sensor, not an implementation decision of Olympus.

    1 month ago on 41 Megapixel Micro Four Thirds Sensor (10 comments)
  • Lynn Osterman says:

    Does this program, Copy 'Em only work for Apple? I use android. Interesting, and helpful video. Thanks, Lynn

    2 months ago on Mylio Photos Tip – Captioning and Keywording (2 comments)
  • Luis Mesa says:

    Daniel, at the end of 2021 I rented a Fuji gfx 50S ii, a 51 mpx camera with the kit lens 35-70 (28-55) 4.5-5.6. I fell in love with the camera because of the images, and the Fuji film simulations are absolutely great. Even with the kit lens, dark scenes…

    2 months ago on Medium Format Anyone? (10 comments)
Recent blog posts
  • Mylio Photos Tip – Back Up Photos With Mylio Photos and Lightroom

    Mylio Photos Tip-Backup Photos With Mylio and Lightroom

    In this Mylio Photos Tip I share with viewers how to back up photos with Mylio Photos and Lightroom and the major differences between the two programs. Saving more than one copy of your pictures while you’re traveling is absolutely essential. Relying on either your laptop, iPad or external drives…

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  • Mylio Photos Tip – Captioning and Keywording

    Mylio Photos Tip-Captioning and Keywording

    Mylio Photos Tip – Captioning and Keywording is a short video showing you how to caption and keyword your photos using Mylio Photos. When I start captioning my photos, I turn to a little known program called Copy ‘Em. In the video I called it Copy ‘Em and Paste which…

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  • Arctic Sea Ice Day – Save Our Sea Ice

    Arctic Sea Ice Day-Save Our Sea Ice

    Today is Arctic Sea Ice Day – SaveOur Sea Ice! Working with my friends at Polar Bears International, we’re getting the word out about why it’s important to talk about the planet’s sea ice. It’s not just for polar bears—which we know everybody loves—it’s about all things in the Arctic.…

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  • Firmware Update for Olympus Cameras

    Firmware Update for Olympus Cameras

    Firmware Update for Olympus Cameras and in particular the new OM-1 firmware version 1.2 is now available. Below is a screenshot of the benefits of the new 1.2 version firmware. Firmware Update Process for Mac M1 Machines Olympus/OM Digital Solutions has what seems like a fairly well-detailed page explaining the…

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  • Mylio Photos Update Is Here

    Mylio Photos Update Is Here

    The Mylio Photos update is here with substantial changes to the Import process! As many of you know I’m a big fan of this little program called Mylio. Most serious photographers don’t even know about it let alone use it. I’m constantly amazed at photographers’ tunnel vision and inability to…

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