Bertie Gregory@bertiegregory

24y/o Wildlife filmmaker and host of Nat Geo's 'Wild_Life'. Previously Jaguars and Leopards for Nat Geo with Steve Winter then BBC NHU camera bursary.

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A huge male jaguar pulling a caiman out of the water up a slippery, muddy river bank in the northern Pantanal, Brazil. This jaguar demonstrated the meaning of the term power dragging this 8ft long, armour plated, 74 toothed, chunk of contracting muscle out of the water and into the bushes. Shot for a new jaguar TV show with @stevewinterphoto which premiered on Sunday evening on @natgeowild in the US (other territories coming soon!). Huge thanks to the awesome team @natgeo! Also check out this month’s issue of National Geographic Magazine for @stevewinterphoto ‘s jaguar story. Shot on @reddigitalcinema


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A really really bad day to be a caiman... Part of a new jaguar show shot with @stevewinterphoto premiering tonight on @natgeowild in the US (other territories coming soon!). Huge thanks to the awesome team @natgeo !!! Shot on @reddigitalcinema with @pantanalsafaris


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A big male jaguar takes a drink at sunset. During the dry season in Brazil's Pantanal, the jaguars stick close to the rivers. Not only do these rivers provide drinking water, they also concentrate the jaguar's primary prey- capybara and caiman. As a result, the best way to observe them is by boat. This gives an added benefit for filming as you can use the boat as a giant camera slider to create movement in the shot. Using a gyrostabilised rig and an electric motor, my boatman and I were able to smoothly (and almost silently) glide past giving the shot this rotation. Shot for a new jaguar show on @natgeowild premiering December 10th in the US (other territories coming soon). Also check out @stevewinterphoto 's jaguar story in this month's issue of National Geographic Magazine. Shot on @reddigitalcinema with @pantanalsafaris.


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A female jaguar bolting after a capybara in the northern Pantanal, Brazil. This whole chase lasted less than 5 seconds but by shooting at 100 frames per second, it allowed us to see this jaguar's epic agility and laser focus throughout the hunt. Unfortunately she ended this hunt empty handed! Shot for a new jaguar show on @natgeowild premiering December 10th in the US (other territories coming soon). Also check out @stevewinterphoto 's jaguar story in this month's issue of National Geographic Magazine. Shot on @reddigitalcinema with @pantanalsafaris


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An adult giant otter munching on a tasty catfish in the northern Pantanal, Brazil. Adults needs to eat about 2kg/4lbs of fish every single day. This individual was well on the way to its target! This species lives in family groups of up to 20 individuals so needs incredibly healthy ecosystems to support it. As a result, giant otters are a great indicator species. Shot for a new jaguar show on @natgeowild premiering December 10th in the US (other territories coming soon). Also check out @stevewinterphoto 's jaguar story in this month's issue of National Geographic Magazine. Shot on @reddigitalcinema with @pantanalsafaris


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This image of a howler monkey walking past newly discovered ancient paintings is part of @stevewinterphoto 's jaguar story in this month's issue of @natgeo magazine. Here's how Steve got the shot! The biggest painting at the top of this panel is a jaguar, identified by its open mouth. Carlos Castaño Uribe, our expedition leader and the man who discovered the first paintings in Chiribiquete National Park, has found that of all the animal depictions, only the jaguars have open mouths. Dating these paintings is difficult as the paint itself doesn't contain any carbon (it's an iron oxide based paint). Instead, the archaeology team collects the remains of the fires (carbon containing) at the base of these painting walls. These fires were used to prepare the walls for painting so give a good indication of the age of the paintings themselves. The carbon dating results from a previous expedition by this group suggested the paintings could be up to 20,000 years old making them some of the earliest evidence of humans in the Amazon.

Shot on an expedition with @fundacion_herencia, an incredible group of people doing real 21st century exploration. It’s very humbling to know that there are still places on this planet we know almost nothing about. But despite it’s remoteness, it is still under threat. It’s so vital that we find a way to protect Chiribiquete National Park, its pristine rainforest, these amazing paintings and the uncontacted people who live here.
We owe a huge thanks to Parks Colombia and the Colombian Ministry of Culture for their support. For more on this place, read @stevewinterphoto 's jaguar story in this month's @natgeo Magazine. Also stayed tuned for our jaguar TV show for @natgeowild premiering in the US on December 10th.


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My mentor @stevewinterphoto has been a @natgeo photographer for over 20 years. During that time he's seen some amazing things. That's why watching his face light up literally every minute during our expedition into Chiribiquete National Park, really added another layer of significance as to how special this place is. Enjoy this short compilation of his reactions!! To be continued (you're not going to want to miss the next video!) This video is an extract from an expedition with @fundacion_herencia, an incredible group of people doing real 21st century exploration. It’s very humbling to know that there are still places on this planet we know almost nothing about. But despite it’s remoteness, it is still under threat. It’s so vital that we find a way to protect Chiribiquete National Park, its pristine rainforest, these amazing paintings and the uncontacted people who live here.
We owe a huge thanks to Parks Colombia and the Colombian Ministry of Culture for their support. For more on this place, read @stevewinterphoto 's jaguar story in this month's @natgeo Magazine. Also stayed tuned for our jaguar TV show for @natgeowild premiering in the US on December 10th.


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After @Alejosanchezsanchez 's epic climb, it was time to move on. This meant bolting over the side of the tepuis in the helicopter with the doors off! Despite having lived next to the enormous cliff face for 2 days, nothing quite prepared us for going over the edge at high speed. To be continued... This video is an extract from an expedition with @fundacion_herencia, an incredible group of people doing real 21st century exploration. It’s very humbling to know that there are still places on this planet we know almost nothing about. But despite it’s remoteness, it is still under threat. It’s so vital that we find a way to protect Chiribiquete National Park, its pristine rainforest, these amazing paintings and the uncontacted people who live here.
We owe a huge thanks to Parks Colombia and the Colombian Ministry of Culture for their support. For more on this place, read @stevewinterphoto 's jaguar story in this month's @natgeo Magazine. Also stayed tuned for our jaguar TV show for @natgeowild premiering in the US on December 10th.


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After @Alejosanchezsanchez made that huge decent and an incredible discovery, he now had one thing left to do- climb up of course! His reaction with his colleague @jota_arango was priceless. After giving him 10 minutes to recover (alright 15), we decided to change location which led to @stevewinterphoto getting an unbelievable shot which sits in this month's issue of @natgeo Magazine. Stay tuned for the story of this shot!

This video is an extract from an expedition with @fundacion_herencia, an incredible group of people doing real 21st century exploration. It’s very humbling to know that there are still places on this planet we know almost nothing about. But despite it’s remoteness, it is still under threat. It’s so vital that we find a way to protect Chiribiquete National Park, its pristine rainforest, these amazing paintings and the uncontacted people who live here.
We owe a huge thanks to Parks Colombia and the Colombian Ministry of Culture for their support. For more on this place, read @stevewinterphoto 's jaguar story in this month's @natgeo Magazine. Also stayed tuned for our jaguar TV show for @natgeowild premiering in the US on December 10th.


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Following yesterday's post. After we filmed the paintings from on top of the cliff with the drone, @alejosanchezsanchez and @jota_arango from @arriera.co prepared their ropes for a closer look. When Alejo reached the bottom, he discovered the panel was much bigger than we had thought stretching 150m long and 8m high. After seeing the paintings, he then had one mighty climb ahead of him- to be continued!
This video is an extract from an expedition with @fundacion_herencia, an incredible group of people doing real 21st century exploration. It’s very humbling to know that there are still places on this planet we know almost nothing about. But despite it’s remoteness, it is still under threat. It’s so vital that we find a way to protect Chiribiquete National Park, its pristine rainforest, these amazing paintings and the uncontacted people who live here.
We owe a huge thanks to Parks Colombia and the Colombian Ministry of Culture for their support. For more on this place, read @stevewinterphoto 's jaguar story in this month's @natgeo Magazine. Also stayed tuned for our jaguar TV show for @natgeowild premiering in the US on December 10th.


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As promised, here is the view from the drone as I flew down to find the ancient paintings. We couldn't believe our eyes. The biggest painting in the middle of this panel is a jaguar, identified by its open mouth. Carlos Castaño Uribe, our expedition leader and the man who discovered the first paintings in Chiribiquete National Park, has found that of all the animal depictions, only the jaguars have open mouths. As we studied the videos, I joked to @stevewinterphoto about repelling down the enormous cliff face to get a closer look. I say 'joked' as I assumed it was a ridiculous suggestion, it was at this moment that @alejosanchezsanchez and @jota_arango from @arriera.co started preparing their ropes! To be continued... This video is an extract from an expedition with Fundacion Herencia, an incredible group of people doing real 21st century exploration. It’s very humbling to know that there are still places on this planet we know almost nothing about. But despite it’s remoteness, it is still under threat.
We owe a huge thanks to Parks Colombia and the Colombian Ministry of Culture for their support. For more on this place, Stay tuned for @stevewinterphoto ‘s upcoming jaguar story for @natgeo Magazine. Also stayed tuned for our jaguar TV show for @natgeowild premiering in the US on December 10th.


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After landing on top of the tepuis, finding a spot to launch the drone proved harder than expected. The paintings were located right at the bottom of the cliff-face meaning we had to find a place where the cliff jutted out in order to look back and down at the cliff (otherwise the drone would lose signal). Fortunately our ropes guru Alejo Sanchez (@alejosanchezsanchez) used his knowledge and skills to find a route to a good vantage point. To be continued! This video is an extract from an expedition with Fundacion Herencia, an incredible group of people doing real 21st century exploration. It’s very humbling to know that there are still places on this planet we know almost nothing about. But despite it’s remoteness, it is still under threat.
We owe a huge thanks to Parks Colombia and the Colombian Ministry of Culture for their support. For more on this place, Stay tuned for @stevewinterphoto ‘s upcoming jaguar story for @natgeo Magazine. Also stayed tuned for our jaguar TV show for @natgeowild premiering in the US on December 10th. @arriera.co @jota_arango


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