Bertie Gregory@bertiegregory

25y/o Wildlife filmmaker
Host of @NatGeo's 'Wild_Life' - see link
Nat Geo Live Speaker
Shooting on BBC’s next wildlife series

natgeo.com/wildlife

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Bertie Gregory

A Gray whale lifts its tail flukes to dive in the shallow waters off the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Gray whales breed in the warm tropical warmers off the coast of Mexico. They then migrate north to richer waters to feed. Although the individual pictured decided to spend its feeding season off the coast of British Columbia, some Grays head all the way up to Alaska on one of the longest mammal migrations on the planet. #britishcolumbia #photography #wildlife #coast #whale


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In the June issue of @natgeo magazine is a very important story. For over a year, photographer @kirstenluce and writer @natashaldaly have been investigating the global industry of captive wildlife tourism. What they found is both enlightening and heartbreaking: The vast majority of travelers love animals and want to get close to them, but they don’t realize that many of these animals, in order to interact with people, suffer abuse behind the scenes. Social media has played a large role in the growth of this type of wildlife tourism. A crucial note is that the team's intention (quoting Kirsten) 'is not to shame tourists who have had these encounters but to arm our readers with information that will help them identify potentially abusive situations for animals. To learn more, read the story at natgeo.com/wildlifetourism


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A big male black bear foraging at low tide on the west coast of Vancouver Island, Canada. The lives of many of the bears than live on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, are ruled by the tides. As the tide drops and the water retreats, it reveals a seafood feast. On this particular section of boulder covered beaches, this bear is on the hunt for crabs. Using its incredible strength (these rocks are really heavy, I’ve tried!), the bears flip the rocks over one by one and eat what they find underneath. #britishcolumbia #photography #wildlife #coast #bear


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A magical patch of giant sword ferns underneath vine maples carpeted in moss in the temperate rainforest of southwestern British Columbia. Sadly much of this area’s old growth rainforest has been lost to logging. We must protect the forest that’s left, not only because it’s beautiful and a home to countless creatures, but because like all forests, it gives us so many things that we take for granted like the fresh air we breathe. Big thanks to my boys @connorstefanison and @jessfindlay for taking me to this incredible spot. #britishcolumbia #photography #wildlife #rainforest


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A black bear comes out on to the rocky shore at low tide as the sun burst through the fog filled forest. The lives of many of the bears than live on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, are ruled by the tides. As the tide drops and the water retreats, it reveals a seafood feast. On this particular section of boulder covered beaches, this bear is on the hunt for crabs. Using its incredible strength (these rocks are really heavy, I’ve tried!), the bears flip the rocks over one by one and eat what they find underneath. #bear #britishcolumbia #photography #wildlife #coast


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An adult humpback whale breaching off the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. These whales can grow to 16m/50ft in length and weigh 30 tonnes so when this one landed, it made a pretty big splash!
#britishcolumbia #photography #wildlife #coast #whale


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A Gray whale lifts its tail flukes to dive in the shallow waters off the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Gray whales breed in the warm tropical warmers off the coast of Mexico. They then migrate north to richer waters to feed. Although the individual pictured decided to spend its feeding season off the coast of British Columbia, some Grays head all the way up to Alaska on one of the longest mammal migrations on the planet. #britishcolumbia #photography #wildlife #coast #whale


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Happy Earth Day! Great to have spent some time back on the British Columbia coast reccying for a new series for @natgeo. Fun to bring back memories of Wild_Life Season 1 and meet up with old friends! Aside from humans, the old friends included this sea otter. Here you can see it keeping its paws out the water to prevent them getting cold in the frigid Pacific ocean. Thanks to my buds at @tofinowhalecentre for taking me out. #britishcolumbia #photography #wildlife #coast #seaotter


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Seeing as the last seal pup video went down so well, here’s another from South Georgia! This time an Antarctic fur seal pup shot during the filming of @natgeo online series ‘Wild_Life : Resurrection Island’. This series is currently in second place in the ‘Travel and Lifestyle’ Video category at the Webby Awards, considered the internet’s high honour. It’s a public vote that ends tomorrow so this is a final plea to help us win!! If you fancy it, there’s a link in my bio (@bertiegregory) or if you head to my story and swipe up. Any help with getting more votes much appreciated!
We were setup trying to film the violent battles between the big males when this little pup came over (notice @e.ranney on look out as sometimes loosing adult males would come over to pick on us). As this species has evolved with few land-based predators, the pups have zero fear of people. There are a strict set of rules on the Island of South Georgia about not approaching the wildlife too close. The animals aren’t told these rules and this seal wanted a closer look! #seal #pup #cute #animals


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‘Wild_Life : Resurrection Island’ is currently in second place in the ‘Travel and Lifestyle’ Video category at the Webby Awards, considered the internet’s high honour. It’s a public vote so this is a plea to help us win! If you fancy it, there’s a link in my bio or if you head to my story and swipe up. Any help much appreciated! Pictured is a pretty amusing encounter I had during the filming of the series. We were setup trying to get shots of king penguins coming in and out of the sea when this elephant seal pup came over to say hi. As this species has evolved without land-based predators, the pups have zero fear of people. Shot by the legend that is @spono.


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We just received some pretty cool news- Wild_Life Season 2 has been nominated for a Webby Award! This is the biggest award in online video so we’re really hoping we win. Here’s some good news and some bad news tied to this. The bad news is our category is loaded with tough competition. The good news is that the winner is determined by public vote, so if you enjoyed ‘Wild_Life: Resurrection Island’ please please consider voting for us! The link to vote is in my bio if you fancy helping out and please beg your friends and family to do the same! Big hugs from team Wild_Life.


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Despite being a tiny little brown fluffball (technical term!), lemmings are a crucial pillar in many of the Arctic’s food chains. So pivotal is their role that the populations and breeding success of predators like snowy owls and Arctic foxes are determined almost entirely by lemming numbers. A bad year for lemmings can have devasting effects on these predators. Lemmings at this time of year are normally underground but rather bizarrely, this particular lemming was running around on top of the snow. Unfortunately, the high concentration of snowy owls in the area meant this little one didn’t last long. Sad to see but this is the circle of life! Shot for @natgeo ‘s Wild_Life Season 3 coming. #arctic #wildlife #filmmaking #cold #lemming #snow #ice #cute


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