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Video and text by @BertieGregory | Having recently broken out of the den with their mother, these three-month-old polar bear cubs were unbelievably cute. But although they look small here, they were born much smaller. To learn more about these lovely little animals check out my new online series for National Geographic, ‘Wild_Life: The Big Freeze’. Watch it on National Geographic Youtube or visit natgeo.com/wildlife

Video and text by @BertieGregory | Having recently broken out of the den with their mother, these three-month-old polar bear cubs were unbelievably cute. But although they look small here, they were born much smaller. To learn more about these lovely little animals check out my new online series for National Geographic, ‘Wild_Life: The Big Freeze’. Watch it on National Geographic Youtube or visit natgeo.com/wildlife

134,134 2,166 16 July, 2019
Thank you for the awesome shoot @oren.lawson and as always Cyper the wonder dog/wolf stole the show.  #gratitude #friends #dog

Thank you for the awesome shoot @oren.lawson and as always Cyper the wonder dog/wolf stole the show. #gratitude #friends #dog

227,693 3,158 16 July, 2019
The endless shapes and patterns of glacier ice in Antarctica. Something I will never tire of studying.  From my latest book "Born To Ice”. #fineart  #nature #beauty #ice #photography

The endless shapes and patterns of glacier ice in Antarctica. Something I will never tire of studying. From my latest book "Born To Ice”. #fineart #nature #beauty #ice #photography

144,972 852 15 July, 2019
One of the things that fascinates me most about the ocean is how little we know. There are so many mysteries and secrets hidden in the depths of the sea - so many things still to be discovered. Narwhals are sometimes called the unicorns of the sea, and the males are most recognizable by their ivory tusks; a long canine tooth covered in thousands of nerve endings and pores that protrudes from the upper jaw. In 2017, SeaLegacy celebrated the announcement of what will become the Tallurutiup Imanga/Lancaster Sound Marine Protected Area in northern Canada. Parks Canada and the QIA (Qikqtani Inuit Assocation) are still negotiating final steps in a process started in 2007, and initially proposed as far back as the 1980s. In 2019, we're closer than ever to seeing the boundaries of the Tallurutiup Imanga officially protected under Canadian law. Success in conservation always takes longer than it should, but patience is crucial - and always worth it.  #TurningTheTide #BornToIce #narwhal #marineprotectedarea

One of the things that fascinates me most about the ocean is how little we know. There are so many mysteries and secrets hidden in the depths of the sea - so many things still to be discovered. Narwhals are sometimes called the unicorns of the sea, and the males are most recognizable by their ivory tusks; a long canine tooth covered in thousands of nerve endings and pores that protrudes from the upper jaw. In 2017, SeaLegacy celebrated the announcement of what will become the Tallurutiup Imanga/Lancaster Sound Marine Protected Area in northern Canada. Parks Canada and the QIA (Qikqtani Inuit Assocation) are still negotiating final steps in a process started in 2007, and initially proposed as far back as the 1980s. In 2019, we're closer than ever to seeing the boundaries of the Tallurutiup Imanga officially protected under Canadian law. Success in conservation always takes longer than it should, but patience is crucial - and always worth it. #TurningTheTide #BornToIce #narwhal #marineprotectedarea

122,679 802 12 July, 2019
In the Galápagos Islands, the wildlife literally rules the roost.  It is so refreshing to watch wildlife come first.  #nature #naturelovers

In the Galápagos Islands, the wildlife literally rules the roost. It is so refreshing to watch wildlife come first. #nature #naturelovers

227,398 4,034 11 July, 2019
I love pushing the boundaries of what is possible in filming. I was told that the drone would not work inside an ice cave.  It was a little confused, but we got the shot. With @bradleyfriesen

I love pushing the boundaries of what is possible in filming. I was told that the drone would not work inside an ice cave. It was a little confused, but we got the shot. With @bradleyfriesen

83,684 670 9 July, 2019
I am constantly hitting all of you with heavy conservation messages and that can get depressing. Therefore,  as a brief palate cleanser, I offer you this cute baby fur seal from Antarctica.  Now it is back to business as usual as there is much work to be done. Thanks for always being there.  #wildlife #love #beauty #gratitude #naturelovers

I am constantly hitting all of you with heavy conservation messages and that can get depressing. Therefore, as a brief palate cleanser, I offer you this cute baby fur seal from Antarctica. Now it is back to business as usual as there is much work to be done. Thanks for always being there. #wildlife #love #beauty #gratitude #naturelovers

315,929 4,047 9 July, 2019
We are constantly seeing signs of boats going too fast in wildlife corridors. Luckily this green sea turtle seems to have made a full recovery. #slowdown #nature

We are constantly seeing signs of boats going too fast in wildlife corridors. Luckily this green sea turtle seems to have made a full recovery. #slowdown #nature

65,331 319 8 July, 2019
A humpback whale descends into the depths of Gerlache Strait, Antarctica to gorge on krill. Tragically, another Grey whale has washed up dead near Seattle this week. That adds up to over 70 dead grey whales this summer alone.  37 dead whales have been found in California, three in Oregon, 25 in Washington, five in Alaska and an additional five along the coast of British Columbia. These are the ones we know about which means that there is a massive die off of whales taking place. This die-off is the highest in 20 years. Scientists believe most of the massive animals are starving to death and speculate that it’s because food sources are vanishing in the dramatically warmer waters triggered by climate change.  Massive global effects caused by climate change are no longer a discussion for the future. We are in the middle of a radically and rapidly changing planet. #nature

A humpback whale descends into the depths of Gerlache Strait, Antarctica to gorge on krill. Tragically, another Grey whale has washed up dead near Seattle this week. That adds up to over 70 dead grey whales this summer alone. 37 dead whales have been found in California, three in Oregon, 25 in Washington, five in Alaska and an additional five along the coast of British Columbia. These are the ones we know about which means that there is a massive die off of whales taking place. This die-off is the highest in 20 years. Scientists believe most of the massive animals are starving to death and speculate that it’s because food sources are vanishing in the dramatically warmer waters triggered by climate change. Massive global effects caused by climate change are no longer a discussion for the future. We are in the middle of a radically and rapidly changing planet. #nature

121,306 772 7 July, 2019
This small group of orcas kept spy-hopping around our inflatable boat in the northern fjords of Lofoten, Norway. They were showing so much curiosity that it seemed like an invitation to get in the water with them.  As soon as we did the young calf brought over a jellyfish and then proceeded to play with it in front of us for quite some time. With my good friends @hannestrager and @frederik.wolff #photography #nature #naturelovers #orcas #love #bw #whales

This small group of orcas kept spy-hopping around our inflatable boat in the northern fjords of Lofoten, Norway. They were showing so much curiosity that it seemed like an invitation to get in the water with them. As soon as we did the young calf brought over a jellyfish and then proceeded to play with it in front of us for quite some time. With my good friends @hannestrager and @frederik.wolff #photography #nature #naturelovers #orcas #love #bw #whales

171,434 974 6 July, 2019
All that a grizzly bear from Alaska should worry about is its next meal, saving energy, the whereabouts of other bears, and gaining weight for the long winter hibernation ahead.  What they should not be worrying about is human encroachment, mining activity, who is going to put a bullet in them from a cowardly distance, roads being built through fragile habitat,  toxic mining chemicals flowing down its salmon bearing streams, harassment by low flying mining helicopters, excessive noise and overall destruction of its habitat.  Thank you to everyone who weighed in on the Pebble Mine. We need you and so do these bears.  Thank you for lending your voice, power and might in this cause. Go to the link in my bio.  #nopebblemine With @ericnixonphoto and @liannanixon

All that a grizzly bear from Alaska should worry about is its next meal, saving energy, the whereabouts of other bears, and gaining weight for the long winter hibernation ahead. What they should not be worrying about is human encroachment, mining activity, who is going to put a bullet in them from a cowardly distance, roads being built through fragile habitat, toxic mining chemicals flowing down its salmon bearing streams, harassment by low flying mining helicopters, excessive noise and overall destruction of its habitat. Thank you to everyone who weighed in on the Pebble Mine. We need you and so do these bears. Thank you for lending your voice, power and might in this cause. Go to the link in my bio. #nopebblemine With @ericnixonphoto and @liannanixon

149,164 897 5 July, 2019
Finally, at home in British Columbia and it is time to turn my camera towards our local marine creatures like these Pacific White-Sided Dolphins.  #nature #gratitude #greattobehome #bw #photography

Finally, at home in British Columbia and it is time to turn my camera towards our local marine creatures like these Pacific White-Sided Dolphins. #nature #gratitude #greattobehome #bw #photography

56,765 295 5 July, 2019