Daniel J. Cox

Daniel Cox

Daniel J. Cox has been documenting nature for 40+ 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 a 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

  • The Power of Teamwork

    The recent release of Polar Bears International’s 2023-2024 Annual Newsmagazine showcases a great deal of the work I’ve been producing under the umbrella of the Arctic Documentary Project. It truly highlights the power of teamwork. The Arctic Documentary Project and PBI Since the beginning of Polar Bears International, I’ve donated…

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  • Updated Firmware Ver 1.1 for Olympus 150-400mm
    Updated Firmware Ver 1.1 for Olympus 150-400mm

    I have no idea how I missed this. OM Digital Solutions has released Updated Firmware Ver 1.1 for Olympus 150-400mm lens. It was announced on November 14th, 2023. The website states simply, “Improved Lens Stability.” I’m not sure what that means, but so far, it seems like it’s doing a…

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  • Olympus OM-1 Continues Gaining Traction

    The Olympus OM-1 continues gaining traction with serious photographers who enjoy wildlfe and nature photography. Two examples of the recent love for Olympus come from National Geographic and the Northrups. National Geographic Selects OM-1 As Best Wildlife Camera In the recent article “The 9 Best Digital Cameras For Travelers,” Nat…

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  • The Power of Micro Four Thirds

    The power of Micro Four Thirds was highlighted recently in a blog post by a young man named James Rodkey titled Three Cheers for Micro Four Thirds. In his post, he does an exceptional job of explaining the pros and cons of the smaller MFT cameras when compared to so-called…

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