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National Geographic’s Bertie Gregory is on a mission to bridge the gap between humans and the natural world. With a lifelong passion for wildlife and the storytelling skills to match, Bertie Gregory’s latest endeavor, “Animals Up Close,” is not just another wildlife documentary series; it’s a compelling exploration of the intricate lives of animals and a powerful call for the co-existence of humans and the planet’s last wild places.
Bertie Gregory’s journey into the world of wildlife began during his teenage years when he discovered a deep fascination with the natural world. Over the years, he nurtured this interest, honed his skills, and eventually found himself traveling the world for National Geographic. Spending more than 200 days each year on the road, Gregory creates captivating programs for streaming on Disney+.
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However, beneath the surface of this exciting wildlife adventure lies a more significant message. Gregory’s work reveals the critical importance of protecting the Earth’s remaining wild places. “The key to our future on Earth is protecting our last wild places,” he asserts. But he goes beyond mere preservation and emphasizes the urgent need for humans and wildlife to coexist harmoniously. This perspective marks a departure from traditional wildlife documentaries, which often focus solely on the animals themselves. Gregory understands that our survival is intrinsically linked to the health of our planet and the ability to coexist with the creatures that share it.
One of the driving forces behind the success of “Animals Up Close” is the evolution of technology. Gregory acknowledges that in the past four to five years, technological advancements have transformed the way they capture wildlife footage. Drones, thermal imaging cameras, and re-breathers have all revolutionized the field, allowing for unprecedented access to the natural world. These tools not only enhance the viewer’s experience but also enable scientists and conservationists to better understand and protect the ecosystems and species they study.
“Animals Up Close with Bertie Gregory” is a captivating journey that offers audiences the opportunity to meet some of the world’s most exotic and exciting creatures without ever leaving the comfort of their homes. However, it’s more than just an educational experience; it’s a thrilling adventure with a purpose. Gregory insists that for the show to succeed, it must combine incredible animal behavior, an exhilarating quest to find these animals, and a larger environmental story. This multifaceted approach not only captivates viewers but also encourages them to become stewards of the natural world.
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