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

  • Natural Exposures TV on YouTube

    How it all started Natural Exposures TV on YouTube is off and running. I’ve had a YouTube channel since March 18, 2009, over 10 years. My original inspiration for producing videos came about with the release of the Nikon D90 in August 2008, a camera that had the ability to…

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  • Question? Andreas Lindegger About Sony A9 AF

    The EM-1X has very good AF but I’ve never seen anything as good as the Sony A9. So it all just depends on how often you shoot Birds in flight and how important that is to you. At this point, I’ve not purchased the Sony system since I’m not excited…

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  • Olympus Releases New Lens Roadmap

    The future of Micro Four Thirds is alive and well with two major announcements from Lumix and Olympus. Last week Lumix released major firmware updates for all their most current cameras. And yesterday Olympus released a new lens roadmap. The two lenses on the Olympus road map most interesting to…

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  • Lumix Firmware Updates

    Panasonic keeps upping their game. And when they do Lumix users win. Today Lumix announced major firmware updates to several cameras but most importantly the G9 and GH5, the two cameras I use the most. Equally important is an improved firmware updating experience. I downloaded and then installed firmware updates…

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