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

  • Great Review on Sony A9, The Best Camera for Birds in Flight

    I’m still doing my homework in finding the best camera being made for Birds in Flight. Last month I did a fairly substantial test of puffins flying straight at the camera with the Lumix G9, Olympus EM-1X, and the Sony A9. Sony won this comparison hands down, and I’m tempted…

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  • Tom Walker: Alaskan Wildlife Photographer & Sourdough Extraordinaire​

    Meeting a Legend I can’t recall the exact date I first met the legendary Tom Walker. It was somewhere around the mid 80’s when I gained my first professional photography permit for Denali National Park. Venturing to Alaska for the first time was an awe-inspiring event in itself but meeting…

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  • Macro Tips for Wildflowers

    Many of you may not be aware of the fact that along with this Blog I also have a YouTube channel we call Natural Exposures TV. Natural Exposures TV is just another way to get the word out about the joys of nature and photography. I’ve been working on producing…

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    Predictive AF to Excite & Inspire

    Daniel J. Cox puts three cameras to the test for flying birds. They were the Lumix G9, Olympus OM-D EM-1X and the Sony A9.