Daniel J. Cox

Daniel J. Cox has been documenting nature for over 38 years. In 2013 he was honored as the 2013 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 is now working with Panasonic as a Lumix Ambassador team member. His work has been featured in several galleries including Nikon House (New York), National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and the Natural History Museum in London. 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 the Arctic Documentary Project for Polar Bears International. 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

  • Micro Four Thirds Gaining Fans

    I’ve been singing the praises Micro Four Thirds cameras since 2010. I’ve been shooting the LUMIX brand full time since about 2015. But getting other professionals to see the benefits of the Micro Four Thirds system has been a daunting task. That seems to be changing. Marc Newton from The…

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  • Lumix Camera Firmware​ Updates

    Panasonic just released new firmware updates to several of their cameras. Those cameras are the Lumix GH5s-GH5-G9-G90-G80-GX9. Unfortunately, the main reason for this update seems to be mostly for making these cameras work seamlessly with the new Leica 10-25mm F/1.7 zoom. That’s a good thing but I was hoping for…

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  • Mining in Two of the World’s Most Precious Wilderness ​Areas

    Two of the world’s most precious wilerness ​areas are at risk. Some of the most precious resources we still have left in the United States are the wilderness areas of Alaska and Minnesota. In Alaska, it’s the Bristol Bay watershed. In Minnesota, where I grew up, it’s the Boundary Waters…

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  • Harness Your Passion to Help Others

    I recently had to pull out all the stops to help some friends of mine with a big mission. This all falls under the heading of harnessing your passion to help others. The Owl Research Institute (ORI) was in need of a promotional video to help them raise money for…

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