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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The dramatic landscape deep in the heart of the unexplored Chiribiquete National Park. This massive area… read more
The dramatic landscape deep in the heart of the unexplored Chiribiquete National Park. This massive area boasts one of the largest protected areas of jaguar habitat in the world. It is also home to ancient paintings of jaguars, representing some of the earliest evidence of humans in South America. I shot this from a drone whilst accompanying a team from 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 its remoteness, it is still under threat. We owe a huge thanks to Parks Colombia and the Colombian Ministry of Culture for their support. Stay tuned for @stevewinterphoto ‘s upcoming jaguar story for @natgeo Magazine and our TV show for @natgeowild. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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A waterfall deep in the heart of the unexplored Chiribiquete National Park. I shot this from a helicopter… read more
A waterfall deep in the heart of the unexplored Chiribiquete National Park. I shot this from a helicopter whilst accompanying a team from 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. This massive area boasts one of the largest protected areas of jaguar habitat in the world. It is also home to ancient paintings of jaguars, representing some of the earliest evidence of humans in South America. But despite its remoteness, it is still under threat. We owe a huge thanks to Parks Colombia and the Colombian Ministry of Culture for their support. Stay tuned for @stevewinterphoto ‘s upcoming jaguar story for @natgeo Magazine and our TV show for @natgeowild. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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I think I found nemo- a pair of Red Sea Anemone fish swim around their host anemone off the coast of… read more
I think I found nemo- a pair of Red Sea Anemone fish swim around their host anemone off the coast of Gubal Island in the North Red Sea. These fish and their anemone provide the textbook example of a symbiotic relationship- one in which two species benefit from each other. The fish benefit as the anemone provides a protective home. The anemone benefits as the fish clean parasites and scare away anemone eating fish. Nature, you just about nailed it. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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A massive school of anthias (the bright orange fish) feed in the water column over a coral reef in the… read more
A massive school of anthias (the bright orange fish) feed in the water column over a coral reef in the Northern Red Sea. The diversity (the number of different species) of coral reefs is mind blowing. It is estimated that whilst they only occupy 1% of the ocean floor, they are home to more than 25% of the ocean's biodiversity! Coral reefs all around the world are in trouble but why should we care? Well, aside from just being awesome, they provide so many functions that are vital to human existence including coastline storm protection, fisheries production, tourism and climate regulation. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Turn sound on! Moments before the video in my last post, this happened. My dive buddy and I had spent… read more
Turn sound on! Moments before the video in my last post, this happened. My dive buddy and I had spent the best part of an hour trying to film a little fish called a lemon goby that lives in aptly named, stag-horn coral (pictured on the right). I wasn’t having much luck with these skittish little fish so sculled backwards to film my dive buddy in action. This was when a pair of bottlenose dolphins appeared out of the blue behind him. I had no way of telling my buddy there were dolphins just metres behind him as I had both hands on the camera trying to film this comical moment. I resorted to just shrieking into my regulator (the sound you can hear). | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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A pair of bottlenose dolphins glide majestically through late afternoon sunrays. Dolphins have a great… read more
A pair of bottlenose dolphins glide majestically through late afternoon sunrays. Dolphins have a great way of teasing you. They’ll buzz in out of nowhere, get you all excited, and then before you’re actually ready to photograph them, they’ll whizz off again into the blue. This encounter however, was one where they kindly and calmly cooperated! Shot in the Northern Red Sea with my pal @takeiteasyduxy. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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An octopus on the hunt at night in the northern Red Sea, Egypt. Here the octopus is net feeding where… read more
An octopus on the hunt at night in the northern Red Sea, Egypt. Here the octopus is net feeding where it spooks fish into little caves before ballooning with its 8 tentacles blocking all exits. Predators like this octopus are crucial to the functionality of coral reefs as they keep the number of grazing animals in check. If octopus are overfished and removed the reef, the number of grazers increases and the reef as a whole suffers. Long story short, ecosystems need predators. When you look after the predators, you look after everything underneath! Apologies for the rubbish lighting- I had been shooting stills (with strobes, not video lights) when I came across this octopus. I felt stills just didn’t do this behaviour justice so botched some horribly flat lighting with my dive torch. I know, excuses, excuses... | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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After filming this epic storm roll in, the wind started to pick up so it was time to bring the drone… read more
After filming this epic storm roll in, the wind started to pick up so it was time to bring the drone home. I’m very glad we made that call at the right time because 20 seconds after landing we were in a howling gale and torrential rains! Coming to the end of a shoot here in Thailand, fingers crossed for last days luck! #cuttingitfine #butgottadronethestorm | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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A baby bottlenose dolphin (a calf) comes over to check me out in waters off Gubal Island in the northern… read more
A baby bottlenose dolphin (a calf) comes over to check me out in waters off Gubal Island in the northern Red Sea. I was lucky enough to spend over an hour with this calf and it’s mother as they swam laps around me. It's incredible to think that bottlenose dolphins are capable of diving well over 250m deep. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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A bizarre looking Porites coral and a school of anthias (the bright orange fish). The diversity (the… read more
A bizarre looking Porites coral and a school of anthias (the bright orange fish). The diversity (the number of different species) of coral reefs is mind blowing. It is estimated that whilst they only occupy 1% of the ocean floor, they are home to more than 25% of the ocean's biodiversity! Coral reefs all around the world are in trouble but why should we care? Well, aside from just being awesome, they provide so many functions that are vital to human existence including coastline storm protection, fisheries production, tourism and climate regulation. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Glassfish pulsating in a cave in the northern Red Sea, Egypt. The diversity (the number of different… read more
Glassfish pulsating in a cave in the northern Red Sea, Egypt. The diversity (the number of different species) of coral reefs is mind blowing. It is estimated that whilst they only occupy 1% of the ocean floor, they are home to more than 25% of the ocean's biodiversity! Coral reefs all around the world are in trouble but why should we care? Well, aside from just being awesome, they provide so many functions that are vital to human existence including coastline storm protection, fisheries production, tourism and climate regulation. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Behind the scenes from my last post of the lettuce coral shot by @takeiteasyduxy. Filming underwater… read more
Behind the scenes from my last post of the lettuce coral shot by @takeiteasyduxy. Filming underwater is all about buoyancy. I’m certainly not claiming to have the best buoyancy but here you can see that by finely controlling my buoyancy I am able to get very close to my subject without touching it. Getting close underwater is key as reducing the amount of water between the subject and the camera dramatically increases the clarity of the shot. The no touching part is obviously critical so that both the marine life and other people can enjoy this view for years to come! | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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A lettuce coral covered in anthias in the Northern Red Sea. The diversity (the number of different species)… read more
A lettuce coral covered in anthias in the Northern Red Sea. The diversity (the number of different species) of coral reefs is mind blowing. It is estimated that whilst they only occupy 1% of the ocean floor, they are home to more than 25% of the ocean's biodiversity! Coral reefs all around the world are in trouble but why should we care? Well, aside from just being awesome, they provide so many functions that are vital to human existence including coastline storm protection, fisheries production, tourism and climate regulation. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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A pair of Red Sea Anemone fish swim around their host anemone off the coast of Gubal Island in the North… read more
A pair of Red Sea Anemone fish swim around their host anemone off the coast of Gubal Island in the North Red Sea. These fish and their anemone provide the textbook example of a symbiotic relationship- one in which two species benefit from each other. The fish benefit as the anemone provides a protective home. The anemone benefits as the fish clean parasites and scare away anemone eating fish. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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One last spooky giant moray eel video! Such awesome animals. Shot in the northern Red Sea a couple of… read more
One last spooky giant moray eel video! Such awesome animals. Shot in the northern Red Sea a couple of years ago. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Giant moray eels look pretty scary, particularly when you come across a big one like this (2.5m/8ft)… read more
Giant moray eels look pretty scary, particularly when you come across a big one like this (2.5m/8ft) in the dark of night. However, just like a lot of other misunderstood predators, this eel showed zero aggression towards me. It's simply opening and closing its mouth to breathe. Shot off the coast of Egypt near Gubal Island in the northern Red Sea last year. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Thanks Jackson, you’ve been epic. I had an awesome last day being shown the sights by @jacksonholeecotours.… read more
Thanks Jackson, you’ve been epic. I had an awesome last day being shown the sights by @jacksonholeecotours. Thanks @verlin_carlton and @joshmettenphoto. Next stop Washington. @natgeo, I’m coming for ya! | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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I’ve had an awesome week at the @jacksonholewild film festival. I feel lucky to have hung out with some… read more
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I’ve had an awesome week at the @jacksonholewild film festival. I feel lucky to have hung out with some very inspiring people who are really making a difference. Big thanks to @natgeowild and @reddigitalcinema for having me. And thank you to @chaddenhunter - I still owe you a beer. Bring on Jackson Hole 2019! | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Killing time by filming bubbles on a scuba diving safety stop can often yield weird and interesting shots!… read more
Killing time by filming bubbles on a scuba diving safety stop can often yield weird and interesting shots! Spot my camera's reflection in the biggest bubble. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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My dive buddy ‘Goose’ exits a cave through a school of glassfish. Filmed off the coast of Egypt in the… read more
My dive buddy ‘Goose’ exits a cave through a school of glassfish. Filmed off the coast of Egypt in the Northern Red Sea a couple of years back with @takeiteasyduxy | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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A scorpion fish closeup at night in the Red Sea. Their incredible camouflage can make these fish tough… read more
A scorpion fish closeup at night in the Red Sea. Their incredible camouflage can make these fish tough to find. Often you'll be right next to one before realising it's there. Their upturned mouths mean they generally look pretty grumpy but closeup, they are mesmerisingly beautiful. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Whilst waiting for my flight home, I'm planning an exciting new shoot to the Red Sea. Hopefully we'll… read more
Whilst waiting for my flight home, I'm planning an exciting new shoot to the Red Sea. Hopefully we'll catch up with these guys again! Here a female bottlenose dolphin and her calf glide through the waters off Gubal Island in the northern Red Sea. I was lucky enough to spend over an hour with this pair as they swam laps around me. It's incredible to think that bottlenose dolphins are capable of diving well over 250m deep. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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That's a wrap. @cdimitrius (pictured right) and I are officially jungle crazy, it's time to come home.… read more
That's a wrap. @cdimitrius (pictured right) and I are officially jungle crazy, it's time to come home. Next stop @jacksonholewild, who's going? #camowetsuitsarecool? | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Bumped into this awesome piece of biology on the hike to a dive site today. Here you can see a strangler… read more
Bumped into this awesome piece of biology on the hike to a dive site today. Here you can see a strangler fig has crawled up another tree to reach the light before strangling its victim to death! Now just the rotting trunk of its victim remains whilst the fig enjoys a perfect lighting position at the top of the forest canopy. Filming for the BBC's next landmark series. @bbcearth | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Apologies for the quietness on here, I've been quite literally up to my neck in it. I'm in Brazil filming… read more
Apologies for the quietness on here, I've been quite literally up to my neck in it. I'm in Brazil filming underwater whilst the legend that is @howardbourne films topside. Can't say any more but rest assured the BBC's next landmark series is going to be a banger. Big thanks to producer @chaddenhunter for the photo of my concentration face! | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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The biggest fish in the world, the whale shark. Despite being a shark that can grow over 12m long (40ft)… read more
The biggest fish in the world, the whale shark. Despite being a shark that can grow over 12m long (40ft) andweigh over 20 tonnes, they don't have big teeth. Instead, they have about 3000 very very tiny teeth. Similarly to the baleen whales (e.g. humpbacks), they are filter feeders. Here you can see this huuuge individual sucking in a big mouthful of water to extract the plankton. This whale shark was part of the largest known aggregation of whale sharks on the planet off the coast of Mexico. Shot for @natgeo and @stevewinterphoto. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Another 12ft wide oceanic manta ray blasting out of the blue with its fishy entourage. Last July I was… read more
Another 12ft wide oceanic manta ray blasting out of the blue with its fishy entourage. Last July I was lucky enough to swim with these incredible creatures as they aggregated off the coast of the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico. Watch how the baitfish use the manta's enormous body as a shield from aerial predators, allowing them to feed safely near the surface. Shot for @natgeo and @stevewinterphoto. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Another drone aerial of this 15,000 strong flamboyance (actual technical term!) of flamingoes on the… read more
Another drone aerial of this 15,000 strong flamboyance (actual technical term!) of flamingoes on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Thanks to these charismatic birds, a reserve was setup which now not only protects the flamingoes but a huge diversity of other species in this coastal area. This is a great example of using a charismatic species to save the entire food chain in an area. This was filmed with special permission from the reserve authorities and we were under constant supervision from the amazing flamingo experts that monitor this colony. Shot for @stevewinterphoto and @natgeo. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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A 12ft wide oceanic manta ray comes blasting out of the blue with an entourage of baitfish. Last July… read more
A 12ft wide oceanic manta ray comes blasting out of the blue with an entourage of baitfish. Last July I was lucky enough to swim with these incredible creatures as they aggregated off the coast of the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico. The baitfish use the manta's enormous body as a shield from aerial predators, allowing them to feed safely near the surface. Shot for @natgeo and @stevewinterphoto. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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The biggest fish in the world, the whale shark. Despite being a shark that can grow over 12m long (40ft)… read more
The biggest fish in the world, the whale shark. Despite being a shark that can grow over 12m long (40ft) andweigh over 20 tonnes, they don't have big teeth. Instead, they have about 3000 very very tiny teeth. Similarly to the baleen whales (e.g. humpbacks), they are filter feeders. Here you can see this huuuge individual sucking in a big mouthful of water to extract the plankton. This whale shark was part of the largest known aggregation of whale sharks on the planet off the coast of Mexico. Shot for @natgeo and @stevewinterphoto last July. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Epic conditions this morning for some serious droning. Thanks for turning on the smoke machine Finland.… read more
Epic conditions this morning for some serious droning. Thanks for turning on the smoke machine Finland. Filming for the BBC's next landmark series. @bbcearth #earthonlocation @bostockc #dreamymorningmist | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Another beautiful species from the Yucatan, this time a 12ft wide oceanic manta ray coming blasting out… read more
Another beautiful species from the Yucatan, this time a 12ft wide oceanic manta ray coming blasting out of the blue with an entourage of baitfish. Last July I was lucky enough to swim with these incredible creatures as they aggregated off the coast of the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico. The baitfish use the manta's enormous body as a shield from aerial predators, allowing them to feed safely near the surface. Shot for @natgeo and @stevewinterphoto. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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A 15,000 strong flamboyance (actual technical term!) of flamingoes on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.… read more
A 15,000 strong flamboyance (actual technical term!) of flamingoes on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Thanks to these charismatic birds, a reserve was setup which now not only protects the flamingoes but a huge diversity of other species in this coastal area. This is a great example of using a charismatic species to save the entire food chain in an area. This was filmed with special permission from the reserve authorities and we were under constant supervision from the amazing flamingo experts that monitor this colony. Shot for @stevewinterphoto and @natgeo. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Good to be home for a couple of days before heading off to Finland for the BBC's next landmark series.… read more
Good to be home for a couple of days before heading off to Finland for the BBC's next landmark series. Had a chance to look back at some footage from last year and found this funky fella. This flamingo was taking off from its colony to spend the day feeding in the north of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. It might look like this bird is flying fairly slowly but it actually zoomed past. I shot this at 180 frames per second to slow everything down by over 7 times. Thanks to these charismatic birds, a reserve was setup which now not only protects the flamingoes but a huge diversity of other species in this coastal area. This is a great example of using a charismatic species to save the entire food chain in an area. This was filmed from a blind with special permission from the reserve authorities. Shot for @stevewinterphoto and @natgeo. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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After two back to back Canadian shoots for the BBC's next landmark series, I'm en route home (sort of).… read more
After two back to back Canadian shoots for the BBC's next landmark series, I'm en route home (sort of). Next stop San Fransisco to drop the camera toys off in my last post! @bbcearth | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Packing up the camera toys on the last day of a pretty special shoot. Can't wait to see the finished… read more
Packing up the camera toys on the last day of a pretty special shoot. Can't wait to see the finished product in 2019! In my hand is a GSS- a stabilised camera system that lets you shoot rock solid steady shots from a moving vehicle (in this case a boat) with a 1500mm lens. Crazy! I've been shooting on it here for the BBC's next landmark series. She's comin' home in one piece @nathangarofalos! @bbcearth #buksrepresent | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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You can't take these two anywhere! I stop to film for 5 minutes and they're already playing naughts and… read more
You can't take these two anywhere! I stop to film for 5 minutes and they're already playing naughts and crosses (tick, tack, toe). Filming for the BBC's next landmark series. @bbcearth @ollyjelley | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Riding back to base into the sunset through a nice patch of fireweed. Coming up to the last week on what… read more
Riding back to base into the sunset through a nice patch of fireweed. Coming up to the last week on what has been a pretty crazy shoot for the BBC's next landmark series. @bbcearth #earthonlocation | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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One lone rock. Cracking sunset last night in the Canadian subarctic. Filming for the BBC's next landmark… read more
One lone rock. Cracking sunset last night in the Canadian subarctic. Filming for the BBC's next landmark series. @bbcearth #topsecretfilmingmeansallIcanpostisniceclouds | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Wolf tracks inside of ours. Looks like they're doing a better job of following us than the other way… read more
Wolf tracks inside of ours. Looks like they're doing a better job of following us than the other way around! Filming with @john_shier in the Canadian subarctic for the BBC's next landmark series. @bbcearth #earthonlocation. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Had a top birthday filming some crazy animal behaviour with some very cheap toys! Big thanks to the awesome… read more
Had a top birthday filming some crazy animal behaviour with some very cheap toys! Big thanks to the awesome team here for the cake and the silly hat. Apparently @chaddenhunter  and I describe every animal we see as 'brutal'?! Thanks for your messages too! | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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When the ATV gets stuck in the mud and the tyres go flat, never fear, @chaddenhunter is here! Shooting… read more
When the ATV gets stuck in the mud and the tyres go flat, never fear, @chaddenhunter is here! Shooting for the BBC's next landmark series once we get out of this hole. #earthonlocation @bbcearth | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Getting up close and personal with the world's most ferocious predators. Filming in the Canadian subarctic… read more
Getting up close and personal with the world's most ferocious predators. Filming in the Canadian subarctic for the BBC's next landmark series (when dragonflies aren't on my face). #imjustnothardcoreenough @bbcearth #earthonlocation | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Bringing her home after a long flight over the ocean. Thanks to @john_shier for the photo. @chaddenhunter… read more
Bringing her home after a long flight over the ocean. Thanks to @john_shier for the photo. @chaddenhunter donning the cricket helmet for the catch. Filming in the Canadian subarctic for the BBC's next landmark series. @bbcearth  #earthonlocation | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Hello from the Canadian subarctic! I'm glad we weren't in a small metal boat with a big metal jib sticking… read more
Hello from the Canadian subarctic! I'm glad we weren't in a small metal boat with a big metal jib sticking up high as this lightening storm approached, oh wait... Filming for the BBC's next landmark series with @chaddenhunter and @john_shier. #riskassessmentlol | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Fun times using new technology to help us tell better stories. Big thanks to Erik Blaser from @freeflysystems… read more
Fun times using new technology to help us tell better stories. Big thanks to Erik Blaser from @freeflysystems for showing me the ropes! | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Sad to be leaving the British Columbia coast after an epic 6 week shoot. I feel very lucky to have had… read more
Sad to be leaving the British Columbia coast after an epic 6 week shoot. I feel very lucky to have had this commute each day. I'm now heading straight to another shoot for the BBC's next landmark series. Stay tuned! @bbcearth #earthonlocation | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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A male Asian elephant stands majestically in front of 'Elephant Rock' in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka.… read more
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A male Asian elephant stands majestically in front of 'Elephant Rock' in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan subspecies of elephant is the largest of the Asian elephant species with the biggest bulls weighing over 5000kg/11000lbs. Shot during a leopard project for @natgeo, @natgeowild and @stevewinterphoto. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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A female Asian elephant and her calf play in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan subspecies… read more
A female Asian elephant and her calf play in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan subspecies of elephant is the largest of the Asian elephant species with the biggest bulls weighing over 5000kg/11000lbs. That said, when born, this little calf would have weighed only 100kg/220lbs! Shot during a leopard project for @natgeo, @natgeowild and @stevewinterphoto. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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A female leopard and her cub perch majestically in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. Leopard cubs are born… read more
Yala National Park
A female leopard and her cub perch majestically in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. Leopard cubs are born blind and start to develop sight after 10 days. Cubs will stay then stay with their mothers until they're around 2 years old. Shot a couple of years ago on assignment for @natgeo, @natgeowild and @stevewinterphoto. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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I've been playing the 'let's see how close we can get the cameras to the water without drowning them'… read more
I've been playing the 'let's see how close we can get the cameras to the water without drowning them' game! Shooting on coast of British Columbia for the BBC's next landmark series. @bbcearth #earthonlocation | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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A crested hawk-eagle on the lookout for prey (small birds and mammals) near a waterhole in Yala National… read more
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A crested hawk-eagle on the lookout for prey (small birds and mammals) near a waterhole in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. Shot on assignment for @natgeo, @natgeowild and @stevewinterphoto. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Finding some pretty epic locations here on the coast of British Columbia with producer @chaddenhunter… read more
Finding some pretty epic locations here on the coast of British Columbia with producer @chaddenhunter (pictured). Great to be working for someone with a more ridiculous name than mine! Shooting for the BBC's next landmark series. @bbcearth  #earthonlocation | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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A big male sloth bear on patrol in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. Whilst their huge claws can be used… read more
Yala National Park
A big male sloth bear on patrol in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. Whilst their huge claws can be used to fight, their main purpose is as a digging tool- a large proportion of sloth bear diet is insects! Shot on assignment for @natgeo, @natgeowild and @stevewinterphoto. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Blink and you'll miss it! A Sri Lankan leopard climbs up a tree to catch the breeze during the heat of… read more
Yala National Park
Blink and you'll miss it! A Sri Lankan leopard climbs up a tree to catch the breeze during the heat of the day in Yala National Park. Leopards are incredible tree climbers- males are capable of carrying prey up to three times their own body weight up into the canopy! Shot a couple of years back for @natgeo, @natgeowild and @stevewinterphoto. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Happy world oceans day! I'm currently shooting in the Pacific ocean on the coast of British Columbia,… read more
Happy world oceans day! I'm currently shooting in the Pacific ocean on the coast of British Columbia, Canada. Waders are a crucial bit of kit out here! Filming wildlife for the BBC's next landmark series. Photo by @mattallen16. @bbcearth #earthonlocation | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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More from the epic battle! A Sri Lankan leopard sizes up to a huge 3m/10ft mugger crocodile. In the hours… read more
Yala National Park
More from the epic battle! A Sri Lankan leopard sizes up to a huge 3m/10ft mugger crocodile. In the hours leading up to this standoff, this leopard had been feeding on the buffalo calf kill pictured in this frame. This attracted the attention of a group of mugger crocodiles in a nearby pond. Keen on stealing the leopards meal, one of the crocodiles slowly walked towards the leopard and the kill. Considering the size and armour of this crocodile, I was sure the leopard would run away. I was wrong. In fact, it did the exact opposite stepping over the kill and bluff charging the crocodile. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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A Sri Lankan leopard sizes up to a huge 3m/10ft mugger crocodile. In the hours leading up to this standoff,… read more
A Sri Lankan leopard sizes up to a huge 3m/10ft mugger crocodile. In the hours leading up to this standoff, this leopard had been feeding on the buffalo calf kill pictured in this frame. This attracted the attention of a group of mugger crocodiles in a nearby pond. Keen on stealing the leopards meal, one of the crocodiles slowly walked towards the leopard and the kill. Considering the size and armour of this crocodile, I was sure the leopard would immediately back down. I was wrong. The leopard started bluff charging the croc before throwing a punch. As you can see, the crocodile wasn't particularly impressed by being swatted. As the croc opened its mouth in response, the leopard realised it was outgunned and stepped aside to let the croc have its fill! | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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A Malabar pied hornbill preens its feathers at dusk before taking flight in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka.… read more
Yala National Park
A Malabar pied hornbill preens its feathers at dusk before taking flight in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. These prehistoric birds are always comical to watch from trying to stay balanced on a tricky perch (like here!) to snapping fruit off of trees and tossing it in the air to eat it. Shot for @natgeo, @natgeowild and @stevewinterphoto. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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@john_shier (pictured with boat captain Benny) and I have had an epic week of training with @nathangarfalos… read more
@john_shier (pictured with boat captain Benny) and I have had an epic week of training with @nathangarfalos and his GSS camera system here on Lake Tahoe. Like the Cineflex and Shotover, this system allows you to get stable shots with long lenses even when the boat, car or helicopter that you're in is buzzing all over the place. An amazing piece of kit that helps us to better tell wildlife stories. Thanks to @idoaerials! | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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A bull transient orca surfaces to breathe in front of Mount Baker as a Brandt's cormorant zooms past… read more
A bull transient orca surfaces to breathe in front of Mount Baker as a Brandt's cormorant zooms past overhead. @connorstefanison and I felt very privileged to be alongside these awesome animals. Shot yesterday when we managed to sneak a whale watch into a travel day. Big thanks to @bcwhaletours for taking us out! Next stop San Fransisco. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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A wild peacock in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. These amazing colours are surprisingly not caused primarily… read more
Yala National Park
A wild peacock in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. These amazing colours are surprisingly not caused primarily by pigments, instead by tiny crystal-like structures in the feathers. These structures, spaced at different distances apart, cause different wavelengths of light to be absorbed and reflected, creating the amazing iridescent patterns our eyes see. Shot for @natgeo, @natgeowild and @stevewinterphoto. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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A wild peacock displaying in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. Despite his incredible tail fan, the peahens… read more
Yala National Park
A wild peacock displaying in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. Despite his incredible tail fan, the peahens just didn't seem interested. It's amazing to think that this male will shed and a grow a new fan each year, all in the name of reproduction! Shot during a leopard assignment for @natgeo, @natgeowild and @stevewinterphoto. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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A wild water buffalo rises from a feeding dive in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. Don't mess with this… read more
A wild water buffalo rises from a feeding dive in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. Don't mess with this guy! Shot during a leopard project for @natgeo, @natgeowild and @Stevewinterphoto. Big thanks to our awesome guides @kulu_safaris. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Here we go again! #ifonlyiwasonelanetotheleft #Mandatorybagtrolleytrainshot #earthonlocation #choochoo… read more
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Here we go again! #ifonlyiwasonelanetotheleft #Mandatorybagtrolleytrainshot #earthonlocation #choochoo @bbcearth | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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An Asian elephant calf takes a drink with its mother in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan… read more
An Asian elephant calf takes a drink with its mother in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan subspecies of elephant is the largest of the Asian elephant species with the biggest bulls weighing over 5000kg/11000lbs. That said, when born, this little calf would have weighed only 100kg/220lbs! Shot during a leopard project for @natgeo, @natgeowild and @stevewinterphoto. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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This Sri Lankan elephant calf was having a great time splashing around in the shallows. That was until… read more
This Sri Lankan elephant calf was having a great time splashing around in the shallows. That was until this moment when a little bump from its mother meant it lost its footing. I imagine a more experience elephant would have just poked its trunk up above the surface to breathe. Instead, it struggled to its feet before exploding out of the water to get some air! Clearly shaken by the whole experience, it ran out of the pool and wouldn't come back in to join its mother! Shot during a leopard project for @natgeo, @natgeowild and @stevewinterphoto. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Top couple of days testing camera toys on various real and fake animals with @gilesbadger!
Top couple of days testing camera toys on various real and fake animals with @gilesbadger! | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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More steller sea lion madness! Shot by @becky_kagan_schott on Vancouver Island for an exciting new 360… read more
More steller sea lion madness! Shot by @becky_kagan_schott on Vancouver Island for an exciting new 360 experience for @natgeo coming first to China this summer. Stay tuned! Follow @bertiegregory for more wildlife adventures. #SalishSea | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Snow, stellar sea lions and lots of camera toys- the best kind of diving! Shot by @connorstefanison… read more
Snow, stellar sea lions and lots of camera toys- the best kind of diving!  Shot by @connorstefanison for an exciting new 360 experience for @natgeo coming first to China this summer. Stay tuned! @aqualungdivers keeping me warm. #SalishSea #BritshColumbia | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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More steller sea lion madness. Every day during this shoot in February, we saw more and more animals… read more
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More steller sea lion madness. Every day during this shoot in February, we saw more and more animals in the water. As the big bulls can grown up to 11ft/3.5m long and weigh over 1000kg/2200lbs, you might think being surrounded by 50 of these excitable predators is scary. The reality here is totally the opposite. I'd compare it to playing with 50 giant puppies! Shot by @becky_kagan_schott for an exciting new 360 experience for @natgeo coming first to China this summer. Stay tuned! @aqualungdivers keeping me warm. #SalishSea #BritshColumbia | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Post sea lion dive snow angel whilst shooting for an exciting new 360 experience for @natgeo coming first… read more
Post sea lion dive snow angel whilst shooting for an exciting new 360 experience for @natgeo coming first to China this summer. Stay tuned! Photo by @seaprooftv. @aqualungdivers keeping me toasty warm. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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A bit of a steller sea lion fun from the west coast of Vancouver Island back in February. After pulling… read more
A bit of a steller sea lion fun from the west coast of Vancouver Island back in February. After pulling on my @aqualungdivers fins, mask and regulator, these young sea lions then decided it was time to pick on the starfish. Shot by @becky_kagan_schott for an exciting new 360 experience for @natgeo coming first to China this summer. Stay tuned! | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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A big wild female jaguar returns to visit her cub in the Pantanal, Brazil. After impatiently waiting… read more
A big wild female jaguar returns to visit her cub in the Pantanal, Brazil. After impatiently waiting in the grass for his mother, the cub couldn't wait to practise his hunting. Whilst the mother didn't look very impressed to be practice prey, it's experience like this that will help ensure he grows up to be a successful hunter. Shot for @stevewinterphoto, @natgeowild and @natgeo. Follow @bertiegregory for more jaguar adventures! | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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A huge female jaguar taking a nap up a tree. Her 1-year-old cub was crashing around on the river beach… read more
A huge female jaguar taking a nap up a tree. Her 1-year-old cub was crashing around on the river beach below. The female didn't look particularly impressed when woken up by the commotion! Shot for @stevewinterphoto, @natgeowild and @natgeo. Follow @bertiegregory to see the cub crashing around next! | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Two 16-month-old jaguar cubs emerge out of the grass at sunset. Their mother was much more nervous around… read more
Two 16-month-old jaguar cubs emerge out of the grass at sunset. Their mother was much more nervous around us during the day, she would only emerge under the cover of darkness. Now, 9 months later, these cubs are hunting for themselves and searching for territories of their own. Look out for this family in our new jaguar show for @natgeowild premiering later this year. @stevewinterphoto and @natgeo. Big thanks to the awesome team at @projetooncafari. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Going to the @nabshow in Las Vegas today? I'm going to be on the @canonusa stand at 1:50 and 4:30 chatting… read more
Going to the @nabshow in Las Vegas today? I'm going to be on the @canonusa stand at 1:50 and 4:30 chatting about our jaguar project for @natgeowild and @natgeo. Here's a behind the scenes shot from the shoot last summer in Brazil’s Pantanal wetland. I’m using the @easyrig to get jaguar eye view shots to build the hunting sequences. Hopefully see some of you later! | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Yacare caiman are capable of making water dance! When displaying to potential mates and showing members… read more
Yacare caiman are capable of making water dance! When displaying to potential mates and showing members of the same sex who’s boss, they sink down into the water so their backs are just below the surface. They then produce a spooky low frequency booming noise which causes this bizarre spectacle. Shot for @stevewinterphoto, @natgeowild and @natgeo. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Waiting for a female jaguar and her cub to wake up from a snooze in Brazil's Pantanal wetland last summer.… read more
Waiting for a female jaguar and her cub to wake up from a snooze in Brazil's Pantanal wetland last summer. Want to find out what happened next? @stevewinterphoto and I are going to be on the @canonusa stand on Wednesday at the @NABshow in Las Vegas chatting about our jaguar project for @natgeowild and @natgeo. Hopefully see some of you there! | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Photo by the legend that is @stevewinterphoto. In honor of Earth Day, @NatGeoCreative are offering signed… read more
Photo by the legend that is @stevewinterphoto. In honor of Earth Day, @NatGeoCreative are offering signed Nat Geo prints during a FLASH Print Sale.  27% of profits go to the National Geographic Society to Further their work in science, conservation and exploration. Sale ends Saturday! Link in @natgeocreative bio. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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An adult giant otter needs to eat about 2kg/4lbs of fish every single day. Many other species (e.g. herons… read more
An adult giant otter needs to eat about 2kg/4lbs of fish every single day. Many other species (e.g. herons and fish) have learnt that hanging around these fishing machines can often offer a meal! Unfortunately for these hangers-on, the otters aren't keen on sharing. Shot for a new jaguar show for @natgeowild, @stevewinterphoto and @natgeo. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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A big male jaguar takes a drink at sunset. During the dry season in Brazil's Pantanal, the jaguars stick… read more
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 @Stevewinterphoto, @natgeowild and @natgeo. Thanks to @pantanalsafaris. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Wondering what Steve was so excited about in the last post? It was this! The mud domes in the bottom… read more
Wondering what Steve was so excited about in the last post? It was this! The mud domes in the bottom of the frame that the flamingoes are sitting on are actually their nests. In each is a big, round, white egg just days away from hatching. Whilst the scene looks very peaceful, getting the shot involved some very frantic shuffling side to side in salt water with £30,000 worth of kit! A magical sight I feel very lucky to have witnessed. Big thanks to @stevewinterphoto and @natgeo. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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@stevewinterphoto nails the shot as we film and photograph flamingos landing in front of the setting… read more
@stevewinterphoto nails the shot as we film and photograph flamingos landing in front of the setting sun! On assignment for @natgeo on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico last June. Photo by the awesome @rideintobirdland | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Just before finding that monster of a manta ray in my last post. I was photographing the biggest fish… read more
Just before finding that monster of a manta ray in my last post. I was photographing the biggest fish in the world, the whale shark. Despite being a shark that can grow over 12m long (40ft) andweigh over 20 tonnes, they don't have big teeth. Instead, they have about 3000 very very tiny teeth. Similarly to the baleen whales (e.g. humpbacks), they are filter feeders. Here you can see this huuuge individual sucking in a big mouthful of water to extract the plankton. This whale shark was part of the largest known aggregation of whale sharks on the planet off the coast of Mexico. Shot for @natgeo and @stevewinterphoto. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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A 15,000 strong flamboyance (actual technical term!) of flamingoes on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.… read more
A 15,000 strong flamboyance (actual technical term!) of flamingoes on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Thanks to these charismatic birds, a reserve was setup which now not only protects the flamingoes but a huge diversity of other species in this coastal area. Just like the big cats that Steve and I have been following, this is a great example of using a charismatic species to save the entire food chain in an area. This was filmed with special permission from the reserve authorities and we were under constant supervision from the amazing flamingo experts that monitor this colony. Shot for @stevewinterphoto and @natgeo. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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A 12ft wide oceanic manta ray comes blasting out of the blue with an entourage of baitfish. Last July… read more
A 12ft wide oceanic manta ray comes blasting out of the blue with an entourage of baitfish. Last July I was lucky enough to swim with these incredible creatures as they aggregated off the coast of the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico. The baitfish use the manta's enormous body as a shield from aerial predators, allowing them to feed safely near the surface. Shot for @natgeo and @stevewinterphoto. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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The caiman bellyflop! After such a focussed, measured and intense stalk by this female jaguar, the final… read more
The caiman bellyflop! After such a focussed, measured and intense stalk by this female jaguar, the final leap came as a bit of a surprise! Unfortunately for her and her two little cubs, she missed on this occasion. Stay tuned for our new jaguar show for @natgeowild premiering later this year. Shot for @stevewinterphoto and @natgeo. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Photo by @becky_kagan_schott. Hanging out with my stellar sea lion buddies back in February whilst shooting… read more
Photo by @becky_kagan_schott. Hanging out with my stellar sea lion buddies back in February whilst shooting for a new multimedia project about the British Columbia coast for @natgeo. The funky blue face mask allowed me to chat underwater to camera and take direction from Becky and the team on the surface. @aqualungdivers @nauticamhousings | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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What do you do if you're a capybara and a jaguar is coming for you? JUUUUUUUMP! Caiman aren't the jaguar's… read more
What do you do if you're a capybara and a jaguar is coming for you? JUUUUUUUMP! Caiman aren't the jaguar's only prey in the Pantanal, Brazil. The world's largest rodent, the capybara, is also near the top of the menu. But looking like a giant ginea pig, you might think they're sitting ducks. Far from it. Capybara are on constant alert and are never far from their emergency exit- the river. Whenever they sense danger, they let out a loud bark (to alert their family group) before launching in! Stay tuned for our new jaguar show for @natgeowild premiering later this year. Shot for @stevewinterphoto and @natgeo. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Meet scarface, a huge male jaguar who lives in Brazil’s northern Pantanal. He specialises in hunting… read more
Meet scarface, a huge male jaguar who lives in Brazil’s northern Pantanal. He specialises in hunting caiman, South America’s equivalent of a crocodile. Just moments earlier, he had launched off the top of this river bank to kill this huuuuge caiman. Their power is totally mind blowing. To see the whole hunt, you’ll have to wait for our new jaguar show for @natgeowild premiering later this year. Shot for @stevewinterphoto and @natgeo. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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That's a wrap! 5 weeks of getting rather chilly trying to film pesky mountain wildlife done. I'm going… read more
That's a wrap! 5 weeks of getting rather chilly trying to film pesky mountain wildlife done. I'm going to miss my little blue camping chair- I spent about 300 hours sat in it! Big thanks to the awesome team. Shooting for the BBC's next landmark series #earthonlocation | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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We found a patch of unbelievably mossy trees. It just felt right to have an upright snooze. Shooting… read more
We found a patch of unbelievably mossy trees. It just felt right to have an upright snooze. Shooting (not the trees, other things) for the BBC's next landmark series. #earthonlocation | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Behind the scenes on @stevewinterphoto 's upcoming jaguar story for @natgeo and our new TV show for @natgeowild.… read more
Behind the scenes on @stevewinterphoto 's upcoming jaguar story for @natgeo and our new TV show for @natgeowild. When filming in the southern Pantanal with biologist Edu Fragoso and the team from @projetooncafari, we found the best way to film the jaguars was safari style from the back of our pickup truck! | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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A wild seven-banded armadillo wrestles with a palm nut. It's hard work paid off as eventually it broke… read more
A wild seven-banded armadillo wrestles with a palm nut. It's hard work paid off as eventually it broke into the nutritious core! Filmed in the southern Pantanal, Brazil, on assignment for @stevewinterphoto, @natgeo and @natgeowild. Follow Steve and I for news on our jaguar film coming soon! | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Dreamy post-blizzard conditions here for some motion control timelapse with the @kesslercrane Second… read more
Dreamy post-blizzard conditions here for some motion control timelapse with the @kesslercrane Second Shooter. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Gotta love a good blizzard! #wildlifefilmmakingischilly
Gotta love a good blizzard! #wildlifefilmmakingischilly | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Getting some serious thigh burn in search of epic landscape shots!
Getting some serious thigh burn in search of epic landscape shots! | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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Dreamy morning light! Time to crush some time lapses with @kiricashell1.
Dreamy morning light! Time to crush some time lapses with @kiricashell1. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory
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The Jabiru stork is South America's tallest flying bird standing up to 5ft. The Jabiru's wingspan is… read more
The Jabiru stork is South America's tallest flying bird standing up to 5ft. The Jabiru's wingspan is also huge but not quite the largest- that title belongs to the Andean Condor. The Jabiru's local name translates to mean the bird with the swollen neck! I filmed these individuals hunting for fish and amphibians along the rivers of the northern Pantanal, Brazil. Shot on assignment for @stevewinterphoto, @natgeo and @natgeowild. | © instagram.com/bertiegregory