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

  • Question from RICARDO SIMAN

    Hello Ricardo, I’ve not tested the new Nikon Z7. I’ve seen it and played with it a bit but no serious photography with it. My desire to stay small remains my biggest priority and a full frame camera like the Nikon Z7, requires full frame lenses. That’s a deal breaker for…

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  • Question from Raymond Stevens

    Raymond, sorry for the delay. Unfortunately, I’ve not had any experience with the GX9. I did have a GX8 for some time and never did really warm up to that camera. I’ve seen the GX9 and it’s a better option to the GX8 but it’s rear button AF is much to…

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  • Question from William Wilmot

    Do I understand correctly that a Share Sheet is the option to “Open With” as we have on the Mac, but is not found on the iPad? If so I’ve not found this issue since I don’t use my iPad for any serious editing. Unfortunately can’t offer any workaround. Sorry,…

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  • Question from Cecil Thornhill

    Cecil, Sorry for the delay. As far as the G9’s AF compared to the Olympus OM-D EM-1. With the newest firmware version for the Lumix G9 the autofocus has been greatly improved. I’ve not shot a great deal of action or Birds in Flight with the Olympus but I have…

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