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

  • Death of a single snow goose
    The Death of a Single Snow Goose

    The Death of a Single Snow Goose was first published on our Natural Exposures Facebook page. I decided to bring it to the blog, since a huge part of this image is the backstory. Unfortunately, Twitter and Instagram don’t allow for the amount of text to tell that story, so…

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  • Aki Murata of OM Digital Solutions (Olympus) Interview

    OM Digital Solutions (Olympus) is off to a great start. In this recent interview by DPReview, Aki Murata talks about the new company being much more nimble. You can read why that’s an advantage in the future for not just still photography but video as well. I’ve been in contact…

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  • Panasonic & Olympus May Finally Start Getting Frisky

    Micro Four Thirds system reborn? After a 13-year marriage, Panasonic and Olympus may finally start getting frisky based on an interview in DPReview. What the heck does that mean? Well, let me explain. Back in 2008 Panasonic and Olympus started a cooperative effort known as the Micro Four Thirds system.…

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  • Olympus 150-400mm
    Imaging Resource Breaks Down Olympus 150-400mm Zoom

    Dave Etchell from Imaging Resource has always provided great information on the newest photo gear. His latest Blog post titled “A deep look at the tech behind the Olympus 150-400mm super-tele zoom (Engineer interview!)” is just the most recent. For this “deep look” Mr. Etchell interviews OM- Digital Solutions engineers…

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