Daniel J. Cox

Daniel J. Cox has been documenting nature for over 38 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 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

  • Mylio for Beginners & Advanced Users on Medium Online

    Many of you know I’m a big fan of the photo program Mylio. In these days and early mornings (it’s currently 2:00am) of finding things to do, as we’re locked down here in Montana, I stumbled across an interesting website called Medium. Medium is a subject all on its own.…

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    Olympus Weather Sealing is Hard to Believe

    Behind the Scenes of Olympus Weather Sealing Olympus weather sealing is hard to believe, as you can see below in a video and blog post by Dave Etchells of Imaging Resource. The more I use the Olympus E-M1X, the more impressed I am with the Olympus commitment to hardcore professional…

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  • Lumix Professional Services Offer Great Support

    Lumix Professional Services Awhile back I shared a post about the relatively new program the folks at Panasonic implemented known as Lumix Professional Services. That was about one year ago and over the last twelve months, I’ve experienced exactly what Lumix Professional Services means. Lumix Professional Services offer great support. And…

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  • Photo Tips from the Field: Camera Packs & Roller Cases

    Years of Carrying Too Much Gear The life of a traveling photographer is unique to say the least. I’ve been doing just that, full-time, since 1981. And though there’s nothing else in life I would rather do, like anything, it has its pros and cons. Schlepping lots of heavy gear…

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