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Bertie Gregory

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

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  • When filming for a wildlife programme, having shots where animals enter the frame is often very useful for the editing. In this situation with a nice big bull moose, it would have been very easy to keep the camera pointed at the animal. You’ll notice as the moose starts to walk, instead of holding the shot, I whip pan the camera to the right and then hold on an empty frame, letting the animal walk into frame before continuing to pan to the right. This is a really simple technique to get a shot that introduces a character or starts a scene. Try doing it the next time you see a wild animal or pet on the move! To see this moose in action, check out my new online series, ‘Wild_Life: The Big Freeze’ at natgeo.com/wildlife or on National Geographic Youtube. 
#moose #arctic #snow #wild_life 
#wildlife #filmmaking
  • When filming for a wildlife programme, having shots where animals enter the frame is often very useful for the editing. In this situation with a nice big bull moose, it would have been very easy to keep the camera pointed at the animal. You’ll notice as the moose starts to walk, instead of holding the shot, I whip pan the camera to the right and then hold on an empty frame, letting the animal walk into frame before continuing to pan to the right. This is a really simple technique to get a shot that introduces a character or starts a scene. Try doing it the next time you see a wild animal or pet on the move! To see this moose in action, check out my new online series, ‘Wild_Life: The Big Freeze’ at natgeo.com/wildlife or on National Geographic Youtube.
    #moose #arctic #snow #wild_life
    #wildlife #filmmaking

  •  23,060  308  19 August, 2019
  • The 1hr TV version of Wild_Life: The Big Freeze premieres in the US August 16th 9pm EST on Nat Geo Wild. Coming to other countries soon!

Diving under sea ice was beautiful and magical, especially as it was accompanied by the alien calls of harp seals as they buzzed around visiting their breathing holes. Although this is how I remember it, the brain has a great way of forgetting pain so swipe left for the reality! On this particularly occasion, my left ‘dry’ glove had popped off as I tried to move a chunk of ice out of the way. This filled my glove up with -1.8C/28.8F water which was not a particularly pleasant experience. Fortunately I’d brought a spare pair of gloves so after jumping out faster than you can say brain freeze, some press ups brought feeling back into my hand. Big thanks to my friends @aqualungdivers for keeping the rest of my body toasty warm. To see the seals in action under the ice, check out my new online series, ‘Wild_Life: The Big Freeze’. Available on National Geographic Youtube and at natgeo.com/wildlife. Follow @bertiegregory for more on the series. 
#wild_life #wildlife #animals #harpseal #polar #ice #arctic #seal #diving #cold
  • The 1hr TV version of Wild_Life: The Big Freeze premieres in the US August 16th 9pm EST on Nat Geo Wild. Coming to other countries soon!

    Diving under sea ice was beautiful and magical, especially as it was accompanied by the alien calls of harp seals as they buzzed around visiting their breathing holes. Although this is how I remember it, the brain has a great way of forgetting pain so swipe left for the reality! On this particularly occasion, my left ‘dry’ glove had popped off as I tried to move a chunk of ice out of the way. This filled my glove up with -1.8C/28.8F water which was not a particularly pleasant experience. Fortunately I’d brought a spare pair of gloves so after jumping out faster than you can say brain freeze, some press ups brought feeling back into my hand. Big thanks to my friends @aqualungdivers for keeping the rest of my body toasty warm. To see the seals in action under the ice, check out my new online series, ‘Wild_Life: The Big Freeze’. Available on National Geographic Youtube and at natgeo.com/wildlife. Follow @bertiegregory for more on the series.
    #wild_life #wildlife #animals #harpseal #polar #ice #arctic #seal #diving #cold

  •  13,054  91  14 August, 2019
  • A large male polar bear yawns during a snooze on the west coast of the Hudson Bay, Manitoba, Canada. Aside from his blue/purple tongue, the most interesting thing I noticed while looking into the mouth of this bear was the positioning of his teeth. Behind the polar bear's huge canines, there’s a gap where the teeth don’t erupt out the gum. This gap allows the canines to sink deeper into their seal prey. This offers greater grip allowing them to catch and pull seals out of the water. To learn more about this big male’s adaptations, check out my new online series, ‘Wild_Life: The Big Freeze’. Available on National Geographic YouTube and at natgeo.com/wildlife. Follow @bertiegregory for more on the series.
#wild_life #wildlife #animals #ice #snow #bear #teeth #polarbear
  • A large male polar bear yawns during a snooze on the west coast of the Hudson Bay, Manitoba, Canada. Aside from his blue/purple tongue, the most interesting thing I noticed while looking into the mouth of this bear was the positioning of his teeth. Behind the polar bear's huge canines, there’s a gap where the teeth don’t erupt out the gum. This gap allows the canines to sink deeper into their seal prey. This offers greater grip allowing them to catch and pull seals out of the water. To learn more about this big male’s adaptations, check out my new online series, ‘Wild_Life: The Big Freeze’. Available on National Geographic YouTube and at natgeo.com/wildlife. Follow @bertiegregory for more on the series.
    #wild_life #wildlife #animals #ice #snow #bear #teeth #polarbear

  •  13,722  73  10 August, 2019
  • Mist sweeps across an area of open water during the annual freeze up of the Hudson Bay, Canada. Every Autumn, this huge expanse of salt water undergoes a dramatic change. In the space of just a few days the ocean turns into a rock-solid ice pathway. This event is hotly anticipated by polar bears as this ice allows them to hunt their primary prey, the ringed seal. To see this ice formation and the polar bears, check out my new online series, ‘Wild_Life: The Big Freeze’ at natgeo.com/wildlife or on National Geographic Youtube. #bear #arctic #cold #snow #polarbear #wild_life #wildlife
  • Mist sweeps across an area of open water during the annual freeze up of the Hudson Bay, Canada. Every Autumn, this huge expanse of salt water undergoes a dramatic change. In the space of just a few days the ocean turns into a rock-solid ice pathway. This event is hotly anticipated by polar bears as this ice allows them to hunt their primary prey, the ringed seal. To see this ice formation and the polar bears, check out my new online series, ‘Wild_Life: The Big Freeze’ at natgeo.com/wildlife or on National Geographic Youtube. #bear #arctic #cold #snow #polarbear #wild_life #wildlife

  •  6,308  31  6 August, 2019
  • Looking into the eyes of wild grey wolves just feet away was a very special experience. Bold and curious, I distinctly remember hearing the crunching of the icy snow under their feet. Never once did we feel even remotely threatened. To see this close encounter, check out my new online series, ‘Wild_Life: The Big Freeze’ at National Geographic YouTube and at natgeo.com/wildlife. 
#wild_life #animals #wolves #wolf #snow #eyes
  • Looking into the eyes of wild grey wolves just feet away was a very special experience. Bold and curious, I distinctly remember hearing the crunching of the icy snow under their feet. Never once did we feel even remotely threatened. To see this close encounter, check out my new online series, ‘Wild_Life: The Big Freeze’ at National Geographic YouTube and at natgeo.com/wildlife.
    #wild_life #animals #wolves #wolf #snow #eyes

  •  17,259  154  4 August, 2019
  • A polar bear sits watching us on west coast of the Hudson Bay, Canada. This male bear was in no rush. He was waiting near to the water’s edge in anticipation for the big freeze: an annual event when the ocean turns into a rock-solid ice pathway. This ice allows him to hunt his primary prey, the ringed seal. To see this guy in action and to learn more about polar bears’ incredible lives, check out my new online series, ‘Wild_Life: The Big Freeze’ at natgeo.com/wildlife or on National Geographic Youtube. #bear #arctic #cold #snow #cute #polarbear
  • A polar bear sits watching us on west coast of the Hudson Bay, Canada. This male bear was in no rush. He was waiting near to the water’s edge in anticipation for the big freeze: an annual event when the ocean turns into a rock-solid ice pathway. This ice allows him to hunt his primary prey, the ringed seal. To see this guy in action and to learn more about polar bears’ incredible lives, check out my new online series, ‘Wild_Life: The Big Freeze’ at natgeo.com/wildlife or on National Geographic Youtube. #bear #arctic #cold #snow #cute #polarbear

  •  28,704  417  30 July, 2019
  • A bull moose feeds on willow bushes on the west coast of the Hudson Bay, Manitoba, Canada. The biggest bulls can grow antlers that are 6ft across weighing more than 40lbs/18kg. Like other members of the Cervidae (deer) family, moose grow and shed their antlers each year with all this growing occurring in a just a 5-month period. Having the biggest antlers helps males achieve reproductive success. To see this big male in action, check out my new online series, ‘Wild_Life: The Big Freeze’. Available on National Geographic YouTube and at natgeo.com/wildlife. Follow @bertiegregory for more on the series.
#wild_life #wildlife #animals #moose #ice #snow #willow #antlers
  • A bull moose feeds on willow bushes on the west coast of the Hudson Bay, Manitoba, Canada. The biggest bulls can grow antlers that are 6ft across weighing more than 40lbs/18kg. Like other members of the Cervidae (deer) family, moose grow and shed their antlers each year with all this growing occurring in a just a 5-month period. Having the biggest antlers helps males achieve reproductive success. To see this big male in action, check out my new online series, ‘Wild_Life: The Big Freeze’. Available on National Geographic YouTube and at natgeo.com/wildlife. Follow @bertiegregory for more on the series.
    #wild_life #wildlife #animals #moose #ice #snow #willow #antlers

  •  21,302  135  28 July, 2019
  • A new born harp seal pup on an ice floe in the Gulf of St Lawrence, Quebec, Canada. After finding an unfrozen placenta on the ice, we knew nearby there must be a pup only minutes old. After rounding a big chunk of ice we found this tiny little pup with its mother. Barely able to hold its own head up, it was certainly one the cutest things I’ve ever seen! The mother will suckle this pup for just 10 to 14 days. She will then abandon the pup and head north. To see these amazing animals in action, check out my new online series, ‘Wild_Life: The Big Freeze’. Available on National Geographic Youtube and at natgeo.com/wildlife. Follow @bertiegregory for more on the series. #wild_life #wildlife #animals 
#harpseal #polar #ice #arctic #seal #cute
  • A new born harp seal pup on an ice floe in the Gulf of St Lawrence, Quebec, Canada. After finding an unfrozen placenta on the ice, we knew nearby there must be a pup only minutes old. After rounding a big chunk of ice we found this tiny little pup with its mother. Barely able to hold its own head up, it was certainly one the cutest things I’ve ever seen! The mother will suckle this pup for just 10 to 14 days. She will then abandon the pup and head north. To see these amazing animals in action, check out my new online series, ‘Wild_Life: The Big Freeze’. Available on National Geographic Youtube and at natgeo.com/wildlife. Follow @bertiegregory for more on the series. #wild_life #wildlife #animals
    #harpseal #polar #ice #arctic #seal #cute

  •  30,268  381  26 July, 2019
  • A male polar bear opens an eye during a nap on west coast of the Hudson Bay, Canada. This male bear was in no rush. He was waiting near to the water’s edge in anticipation for the big freeze: an annual event when the ocean turns into a rock-solid ice pathway. This ice allows him to hunt his primary prey, the ringed seal. To see this guy in action and to learn more about polar bears’ incredible lives, check out my new online series, ‘Wild_Life: The Big Freeze’ at natgeo.com/wildlife or on National Geographic Youtube. #bear #arctic #cold #snow
  • A male polar bear opens an eye during a nap on west coast of the Hudson Bay, Canada. This male bear was in no rush. He was waiting near to the water’s edge in anticipation for the big freeze: an annual event when the ocean turns into a rock-solid ice pathway. This ice allows him to hunt his primary prey, the ringed seal. To see this guy in action and to learn more about polar bears’ incredible lives, check out my new online series, ‘Wild_Life: The Big Freeze’ at natgeo.com/wildlife or on National Geographic Youtube. #bear #arctic #cold #snow

  •  31,952  448  24 July, 2019
  • A female harp seal and her pup ‘kiss’ on an ice floe in the Gulf of St Lawrence, Quebec, Canada. In colony of thousands, this kiss is how the mother ensures she is feeding her own pup. This is critically important as after giving birth, the mothers suckle their pups for just 10 to 14 days. The pups are then abandoned with nothing to eat so they must last solely on fat reserves until they’ve learnt to swim and hunt. To see these awesome animals in action, check out my new online series, ‘Wild_Life: The Big Freeze’. Available on National Geographic Youtube and at natgeo.com/wildlife. #wild_life #wildlife #animals #harpseal #polar #ice #arctic #seal #cute
  • A female harp seal and her pup ‘kiss’ on an ice floe in the Gulf of St Lawrence, Quebec, Canada. In colony of thousands, this kiss is how the mother ensures she is feeding her own pup. This is critically important as after giving birth, the mothers suckle their pups for just 10 to 14 days. The pups are then abandoned with nothing to eat so they must last solely on fat reserves until they’ve learnt to swim and hunt. To see these awesome animals in action, check out my new online series, ‘Wild_Life: The Big Freeze’. Available on National Geographic Youtube and at natgeo.com/wildlife. #wild_life #wildlife #animals #harpseal #polar #ice #arctic #seal #cute

  •  18,163  218  18 July, 2019
  • This beautiful female grey wolf is part of the only pack in the world known to take on polar bears. She and her pack were bold but despite surrounding us just a few feet away, we felt zero aggregation, just curiosity. You can see them in action in my new online series for National Geographic, ‘Wild_Life: The Big Freeze’ on Nat Geo Youtube and at natgeo.com/wildlife. We humans have done terrible things to wolves. It’s thought that in 1600, there were 2 million wolves in North America. Due to 400 years of systematic extermination, there are now just 80,000. There is hope though, they are on the comeback but they still need us to stop persecuting them. These top predators keep herbivore populations in check allowing countless other species to thrive. #wild_life #animals #wolves #wolf #snow #arctic
  • This beautiful female grey wolf is part of the only pack in the world known to take on polar bears. She and her pack were bold but despite surrounding us just a few feet away, we felt zero aggregation, just curiosity. You can see them in action in my new online series for National Geographic, ‘Wild_Life: The Big Freeze’ on Nat Geo Youtube and at natgeo.com/wildlife. We humans have done terrible things to wolves. It’s thought that in 1600, there were 2 million wolves in North America. Due to 400 years of systematic extermination, there are now just 80,000. There is hope though, they are on the comeback but they still need us to stop persecuting them. These top predators keep herbivore populations in check allowing countless other species to thrive. #wild_life #animals #wolves #wolf #snow #arctic

  •  19,869  229  16 July, 2019
  • When in front of snowdrifts, the Arctic hare is a master of camouflage. Occasionally however, they would run in front of small willow bushes making them stick out. They are one of the Arctic’s fastest animals clocking 37mph at top speed. To see them in action check out my new online series for National Geographic, ‘Wild_Life: The Big Freeze’ at natgeo.com/wildlife #hare #arctic #cold #snow #cute
  • When in front of snowdrifts, the Arctic hare is a master of camouflage. Occasionally however, they would run in front of small willow bushes making them stick out. They are one of the Arctic’s fastest animals clocking 37mph at top speed. To see them in action check out my new online series for National Geographic, ‘Wild_Life: The Big Freeze’ at natgeo.com/wildlife #hare #arctic #cold #snow #cute

  •  21,098  255  15 July, 2019