Bertie Gregory@bertiegregory

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

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I’m on my way home after a great shoot in Mongolia. Unfortunately I can’t say what we were doing until the series comes out in 2019. I promise it will be worth the wait! I spent most of the last month in this hole. It allowed me to get the camera really really low to the ground and it kept me hidden from the animals we were trying film. Shot for the BBC’s next landmark series. 📸 by @nick13green #EarthOnLocation


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I’m just about to head off into the middle of nowhere for a month. As it’s for the BBC’s next landmark series unfortunately we’re not allowed to share what we’ll be up to! So instead, here’s a shot from a time I headed off into the middle of nowhere that I can talk about. @spono, @e.ranney and I boarded a 50ft sailboat under our heroic captain Kirsten Neuschafer and ventured out into the South Atlantic Ocean to film my new series for @natgeo (coming out later this year!). Early one morning we were treated to this epic double rainbow.


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Saguaro cactus are waaaaay bigger than I thought. I’ve been having a great time weaving the drone amongst them this week in Arizona. It can take 10 years for one of these cactus to reach an inch in height. They then won’t start to grow arms until they 100 years old so this fella has been around a long long time! Filming for the BBC’s next landmark series. 📸 by @jstearnsderulo #earthonlocation


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There’s no doubt that macaroni penguins are horrible to each other. With the exception of their mate and their chick, any other individual in the colony is fair game for a pecking. That said, they showed surprisingly good teamwork in ganging up on this chinstrap penguin. I don’t think this chinstrap will be visiting this rock again the near future! Shot for a new @natgeo series coming soon.


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If you turn your sound on you’ll first hear the weird calls of nearby adult southern elephant seals. About half way through this pup attempts to join in! But there’s much more to these pups than just unbelievable cuteness.
This pup would have weighed about 40kg/90lbs when born. It then nurses on super fatty milk gaining 8lbs/4kg each day. At just 3 to 4 weeks old, the mother leaves it fend for itself. The pup is then in a race against time. It must learn to find food before its fat reserves run out. Shot for a new @natgeo series coming soon.


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Antarctic fur seals scuffle over a rocky outcrop on the Island of South Georgia. 95% of the world’s Antarctic fur seals breed on this on island. This species is known for being surprisingly aggressive towards humans on land. However, once I got in the water they revealed a totally different side of their personality, they were friendly and curious. This is presumably because they’re much more comfortable in the water. Shot for a new @natgeo online series coming soon! @aqualungdivers keeping me toasty warm in the 2°C water.


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Whilst some species are heavier and taller, the wandering albatross has the biggest wingspan of any bird on the planet. Each one of their wings can be wider than I am tall giving a total wingspan of more than 11.5ft. This enormous wingspan and some clever flying techniques make them the master of open ocean flight. It’s estimated that a single individual can fly 15,000,000 miles in their lifetime. To put that into context- that’s the equivalent of going to the moon and back, 18 times! But whilst they’re the masters of flight, their giant bodies make landing no piece of cake. Shot on Bird Island, South Georgia with the British Antarctic Survey for a new @natgeo online series coming soon! Big thanks to @johndickens.boz, @foxderren and the rest of the awesome BAS team.


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My view whilst flying over the ice in Antarctica. On my lap is the controller for the GSS camera system hanging out the side of the helicopter to my right. This amazing piece of gear stabilises a 50-1000mm lens meaning the shots are rock solid even as the helicopter vibrates and bounces about in turbulence. Filming for the BBC’s next landmark series. #EarthOnLocation #BBCNature


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Dawn on the ice. Filming in Antarctica for the BBC’s next landmark series. #BBCNature #EarthOnLocation


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Glad to be back on dry land after 7 weeks on an ice breaking ship in the Antarctic. I was down there filming helicopter aerials for the #BBC ’s next landmark series. Pictured left to right is Director/researcher @abidextrous, me, the lovely GSS stabilised camera, legendary pilot @flyingdutchi and the old girl, the BO105 helicopter. The latter has been flying over Antarctica for years so it was an honour to be with her for her last flight over the southern continent. Unfortunately I can’t say what I was filming until 2019 but I promise it will be worth the wait! #BBCNature #EarthOnLocation


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Video by @e.ranney. After battling giant waves and razor sharp rocks, macaroni penguins must then climb up cliffs to reach the chicks in their colony. At this particular colony on South Georgia Island, the macaronis have a fairytale like route through tunnels underneath giant tussock grass. To capture their daily adventures we placed little remote cameras on their highways. It was funny to discover that some individuals are in more of a hurry to reach their chicks than others! Turn your sound on to hear their little feet. Shot as part of a new online series for National Geographic coming soon!


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Photo by @spono. Behind the scenes on my new series for @natgeo on the Island of South Georgia. Argued to be the busiest beach in the world, St Andrews Bay is home to over 400,000 king penguins. It's hard to believe that in 1925, just 1,100 kings were counted here. This is what happens when environmental conditions are right and you protect a place. Hats off to the South Georgia Government and all the awesome NGOs that have contributed to this success story. After I sat down quietly at the edge of the colony, these curious brown chicks came over for a closer look at the camera! Proudly supported by O'Connor tripods, Anton Bauer batteries and @reddigitalcinema.


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