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Natural Exposures Invitational Photo Tours is your connection to life-changing experiences through 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.  Combining their talents under the umbrella of Natural Exposures provides a unique opportunity for you to become a better photographer while enjoying the life-changing experiences travel and photo tours can provide. 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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  • Alex Landrum says:

    I use an OM1 with an OM 150- 400 IS pro zoom lens and Recently I was shooting a static rare vagrant Tern, at some distance, from a hide in a bird reserve in the UK, along with another photographer. He has a FF Canon camera with a 600mm lens…

    2 days ago on OM-1’s Industry-leading Technology (15 comments)
  • Luis Mesa says:

    Dan, I received the OM-1 ii, and have been testing it for the last few days. I haven’t been overwhelmed by the auto focus and ibis as compared to the OM-1. The progress seems to be neglegible. I know it has other improvements like the graduated filter, and the bigger…

    2 weeks ago on Second Body Recommendation (3 comments)
  • Randy says:

    Another person blown away with the OM-1 Mk 1 and 2 is Ken Rockwell, check out his review of both cameras. https://www.kenrockwell.com/om/om-1.htm

    2 weeks ago on Olympus OM-1 Continues Gaining Traction (4 comments)
  • Luis Mesa says:

    Dan, thank you. I travel a lot and like to travel light, but normally with two bodies and some lenses. The second body is normally smaller, as a back-up, but also to be used for street photography in cities and towns. I just ordered the OM-1 ii, and I might…

    3 weeks ago on Second Body Recommendation (3 comments)
  • Tony Wagner says:

    Hi Daniel, this is very helpful. Like you, I am a dedicated OM photographer but have been disappointed with the keeper rate of birds in flight, using the 150-400. I don’t really see much of an improvement with the MKII. But here is the question: Do you turn the lens…

    1 month ago on Testing the Olympus OM-1 Autofocus For Birds in Flight (21 comments)
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    Since the new Olympus OM-1 Mark ll came out, I’ve wanted to do a full-scale review. But I have to tell you, there are so many good people doing reviews that, so far, I’m content to sit on the sidelines. To drive home my point, I offer this excellent video…

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  • Second Body Recommendation

    Luis, I guess it all depends on what you typically shoot with your OM System cameras. If general travel is your thing then the OM-5 may be all you need. But for me, I’m interested in the most current AF capabilities of the OM-1 Mark ll and I’m also enthralled…

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    I recently learned of Lake Clark National Park’s Coastal Management Plan, which will drastically change brown bear viewing opportunities along the Lake Clark National Park coast. The Project’s Purpose, as stated in their recent newsletter, is “to improve visitor experiences at key coastal sites while protecting resources and responding to…

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