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

  • Photo Tips from the Field: Camera Packs & Roller Cases

    Years of Carrying Too Much Gear The life of a traveling photographer is unique to say the least. I’ve been doing just that, full-time, since 1981. And though there’s nothing else in life I would rather do, like anything, it has its pros and cons. Schlepping lots of heavy gear…

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  • Question from Kent Jakusz

    Kent, unfortunately, I don’t shoot enough video to be able to offer any quality advice. I’m going to copy a friend of mine who is very knowledgeable about the Lumix system with his mainstay being video.

  • Question from Trefor Knight

    Yep, thread seal fixed for me. Sorry to hear it’s still happening however. What year did you get your converter?

  • Comparing Sony, Olympus, Lumix Telephoto Sharpness

    Editorial Note: I’ve amended this blog post due to an overriding interest in the fact I’m no longer a Lumix Ambassador. In all fairness to the folks at Panasonic, I’m still a very big fan of their equipment and the Ambassador news was taking away from the real reason for…

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