Daniel J. Cox

Daniel J. Cox has been documenting nature for 40+ years. In 2013, he was honored as Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year by the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA). He’s also been awarded in competitions worldwide including BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Nature’s Best.

Dan’s wide range of accomplishments include being a regular contributor to natural history publications worldwide, a field contributor for Outdoor Photographer, a consultant for Hewlett-Packard fine art printers, an honorary “Nikon Legend Behind the Lens,” and a mentor for American Photo’s Mentor Series photography workshops. Dan has also worked with Panasonic as a Lumix Ambassador team member. His work has been featured in several galleries including Nikon House (New York), the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and London’s Natural History Museum. Dan is a member of the prestigious Explorers Club.

His most personally satisfying accomplishments include two cover stories for National Geographic Magazine and his current volunteer work as Director of Polar Bears International’s Arctic Documentary Project. He is the sole photographer of more than 20 books including his most recent self-published children’s title Portia Polar Bear’s Birthday Wish.

Dan shooting his Nikon 200-400mm from the ship in Svalbard, Norway. Dan with his photograph of the arms of a Masai from Kenya hanging in the Nikon booth at PhotoPlus Expo in New York. Dan working the remote camera on Buggy One for Polar Bears International. Hudson Bay, Manitoba. Dan and Tanya with a group of Explorer's at a lodge on the Osa Peninsula, Costa ricaDaniel in front of his exhibit of the Arctic Documentary Project at PhotoPlus Expo in New York. Daniel Cox in the warm evening light near the shores of Hudson Bay, Churchill, Manitoba.

Recent blog posts by Daniel J. Cox

  • Photo News You Can Use

    Photo news you can use regarding the photo trade getting back on track. OM Digital Solutions, DxO PhotoLab, Luminar, Sony A7 Mark lV, and Lumix GH6 all are making headlines. There are lots of reasons why photography vendors have been laying low. Most notably? The damn pandemic. Pretty simple, those…

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  • Tools of The Trade – Mylio Slideshow Presentation

    Tools of the Trade Tools of The Trade – Mylio Slideshow Presentation is the first in a series of videos. These videos will be highlighting the many different pieces of equipment I use as a natural history photographer. Not just camera equipment but clothing, software, camera accessories, video gear, things…

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  • This is an image of a person on a thunder buggy looking down on a polar bear and taking its picture
    How To Photograph Polar Bears From a Tundra Buggy

    Five Photo Tips For Your Tundra Buggy Adventure How to photograph polar bears from a Tundra Buggy is the most recent episode of Photo Tips From The Field. Most of my tips on this subject are contained in the new video below. Even so, I thought I would write them…

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  • Tom Curley’s Passion For Professionals and Serious Enthusiasts Lives on at Lumix

    My time as a Lumix Ambassador Sometime back around 2010, I began tinkering with Lumix cameras. I eventually began working with Lumix and connected with a gentleman named Tom Curley. I didn’t know Tom at the time even though he had spent almost 27 years as the Lead Marketing Director…

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