Nature’s Best Features Daniel’s Work with Panasonic Lumix

Posted May. 15th, 2016 by Daniel J. Cox

Nature’s Best Features Daniel’s Work with Panasonic Lumix

Without a doubt, the most beautiful nature magazine in publication today is Nature’s Best. Daniel’s work has appeared in Nature’s Best a couple of times over the past 20 years —a polar bear cover and other incidental images as well as the winner of the Landscape division in Nature’s Best 2002/2003 annual photo contest.

St. Mary's Lake and Lone Goose Island during autumn in Glacier National Park, Montana.

St. Mary’s Lake and Lone Goose Island during autumn in Glacier National Park, Montana, won First Place in the Nature’s Best Landscape division in the Nature’s Best 2002/2003 photo contest.

All of us here at Natural Exposure are happy to announce that Daniel’s work is once again being featured by this world class, one-of-a-kind publication. This month’s summer issue features Daniel’s most recent work using the newest technology in digital cameras

Daniel and Tanya at the Nature's Best photography awards in 1997 in Washington DC.

Dan and Tanya with his winning photo and trophy at the Nature’s Best photography awards in 1997 in Washington D.C.

by Panasonic. The world of image creation has changed dramatically in the past five years and Daniel is now using Lumix Micro Four Thirds cameras that not only capture stunning still photos but equally spectacular 4K video footage you can pull 8-megapixel stills from. Daniel has been predicting the convergence of stills and video for at least ten years, and he’s now using it with the Lumix GH4, GX8, G7, and other Lumix bodies on a continual basis. The smaller cameras and lenses go hand in hand

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Daniel’s recent work in Kenya, Bosque del Apache, and Japan is used to show the range and capabilities of the new Leica 100-400mm zoom.

with his desire to reduce size and consumption of all material things in his quest to live a more sustainable existence. Producing images to tell the stories that are important to him no longer require the super-sized equipment of yesteryear.

Along with the Nature’s Best showcase, Panasonic also ran an advertisement for their new Leica 100-400mm zoom. Daniel shot the image Wings of Power for the 100-400mm worldwide release. You can read more about the adventures of shooting this exciting assignment in the Blog post titled, Lumix Diaries: Shooting the New Leica Lumix 100-400mm.

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The Leica 100-400mm along with the Lumix GX8 did a fabulous job with the difficulties of capturing critically focused pictures of birds in flight coming straight at the camera.

All of us here at Natural Exposures, and Daniel in particular, want to say thank you to Steve and Deborah Freligh, publishers of Nature’s Best, for such a beautiful publication that has stood the test of time. In this era of such incredible photography, it’s not

Daniel's favorite image from the Leica 100-400mm ad campaign that was shot in Bosque del Apache NWR in New Mexico. This peaceful advertisement was designed by Michelle Esgar in the art department of Panasonic US

Daniel’s favorite image, Wings of Power, from the Leica 100-400mm international ad campaign was shot in Bosque del Apache NWR in New Mexico. This advertisement was designed by US Panasonic designer Michelle Esgar.

easy to make the pages of this prestigious publication, and Daniel feels honored to have such a showing. If you want to see some of the most beautiful natural history photography being published today, stop by the Nature’s Best website. If you’re a serious photographer, you too can have a chance to make their pages by entering Nature’s Best Photography Competitions. If you win, you’ll be featured in this showcase periodical as well as hang your work in the Smithsonian Institute. Check them out and support quality, world-class nature publishing.

Daniel J. Cox Biography

Daniel’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,” NANPA’s 2013 Outstanding Photographer of the Year, and is currently part of the Panasonic Lumix Luminary team. His most personally satisfying accomplishments include two cover stories, Snowy Owl and Great Gray Owl, for National Geographic Magazine as well as his current volunteer work as Director of the Arctic Documentary Project for Polar Bears International.

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  1. Portrait of Henry Cortina

    Henry CortinaOn May. 16th, 2016

    Great shots Dan, it’s clear I need to keep practicing!

  2. Portrait of Joel Kleiner

    Joel KleinerOn May. 15th, 2016

    Very well done presentation, with lots of excitement. Great shots, Very well produced.

    • Portrait of Daniel J. Cox

      Daniel J. CoxOn May. 15th, 2016

      Thanks Anna bell. Greatly appreciated.

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