Bertie Gregory (@bertiegregory)

Bertie Gregory
@bertiegregory

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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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Photos and Videos by @bertiegregory

Great to be back in Brazil, this time filming for ‘Wild Metropolis’, a new BBC series about the world’s city wildlife. We ended today with some nice drone filming. Thanks director @melville.m for the photo. #earthonlocation

Great to be back in Brazil, this time filming for ‘Wild Metropolis’, a new BBC series about the world’s city wildlife. We ended today with some nice drone filming. Thanks director @melville.m  for the photo. #earthonlocation 

A helicopter carrying a team of archeologists and biologists deep into the heart of the unexplored Chiribiquete National Park. The team from Fundacion Herencia are 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.

A helicopter carrying a team of archeologists and biologists deep into the heart of the unexplored Chiribiquete National Park. The team from Fundacion Herencia are 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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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).

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.

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. 

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...

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...

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

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 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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