Bertie Gregory (@bertiegregory) — 25y/o Wildlife filmmaker and host of @NatGeo 's 'Wild_Life'. Previously Jaguars and Leopards for NatGeo and Steve Winter then BBC NHU camera bursary.
King penguins bathe in the waves of St Andrews Bay on the Island of South Georgia in the South Atlantic Ocean. After feeding their chicks in a very beautiful, but very stinky, 400,000 strong colony, these penguins were in need of a good wash! Shot for a new @natgeo online series coming very soon. #penguin#penguins#wildlife#drone#photography
A pair of wandering albatross greet one another at their nest on Bird Island, South Georgia. This species reaches sexual maturity at around 10 years of age. After what has to be one of the most epic courtship displays (more coming soon!) in the animal kingdom, they pair up. They can then stay with their partner for the rest of their lives meaning this bond can last up to 50 years! We had the great honour of filming this spectacle with the British Antarctic Survey. This incredible organisation has been studying the wanderers on Bird Island for over six decades! Shot for a new @natgeo online series coming very soon.
An Antarctic fur seal checking me out on the Island of South Georgia in the South Atlantic Ocean. Whilst filming for my new series for @natgeo (launch date announced soon- eek!), I spent a lot of time in the water with these curious seals. Moments before I took this image, I was actually facing the opposite direction filming a different individual underwater. I had a strange feeling I was being watched so I popped my head up above the surface. As I turned around I found this fella mouth wide open trying to nibble the back of my wetsuit hood. Its large teeth might look scary but it was just being curious. Although on land this species is known for being extremely aggressive, in the water they're much more relaxed. It soon realised my hood wasn't a great chew toy so it slipped into the water and began biting my fins. Shortly after, it lost interest all together and swam away! #seal#Antarctica#filmmaking#natgeo#underwater#wild_life#wildlife
With the Patagonia shoot done, I’m very excited to be heading to the @natgeo HQ in Washington to prepare for the launch of Wild_Life Season 2 (release date coming soon!). I can’t wait to share more of what’s to come! In the meantime, here’s one of the stars of the show, king penguins, having a run in with an angry bull elephant seal! #wildlife#natgeo#penguin#seal#funny#animals#wild_life#filmmaking
I thought it was August!? We were reminded which hemisphere we’re in today. I also still can’t quite get my head around how quickly the weather changes here in Patagonia. A day can start off warm and calm and suddenly, you’re in a blizzard! It means you’ve always got to be on your toes when the drone is in the air. Fortunately my flying robot friend came back safe today. Filming for the BBC’s next landmark series. #drones#patagonia#wildlife#filmmaking#cinematography#aerials#weather#snow
Apologies for the quietness on here, I’m on a shoot in Patagonia. My guide, Marcial, and I have been having fun with this beastly setup. Inside that ball is an 8K camera and a 50-1000mm lens. The ball is a stabiliser which keeps the camera level and steady even when driving fast on bumpy roads. I sit in the backseat and control it with what is essentially a souped-up PlayStation controller. I can’t say too much more other than that it’s for the BBC’s next landmark wildlife series and the camera hasn’t fallen off yet! Phew! #filmmaking#wildlife#cinematography#Patagonia
A male Antarctic fur seal checks out a rival male on the Island of South Georgia in the South Atlantic Ocean. 95% of the world's Antarctic fur seals breed on South Georgia. Each year in October, the males return from the open ocean to setup territories up and down the beaches. The females then return to these beaches to give birth to a tiny pup. Shortly after giving birth, the females then come into estrous. At this point, all hell breaks loose as the males battle for breeding rights. Shot in 8K on @reddigitialcinema for a new @natgeo online series coming soon!
Antarctic fur seals whizz about in the turquoise glacial waters of South Georgia Island in the South Atlantic Ocean. After Captain Cook put South Georgia on the map in 1775, he sent word back to England of enormous numbers of seals. A brutal massacre then followed peaking in 1800 when 112,000 pelts were taken in just a single season. This harvest continued until the seals were hunted down to just 400 individuals. Since then, they've had protection and have bounced back to over 3 million! So awesome to see a conservation success story in a world where wildlife really needs our help. Shot as part of a new online series for National Geographic coming soon.
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
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.
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