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How Wildlife Overcame South Georgia's Haunting Past — Ep. 5 | Wildlife: Resurrection Island

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The crew sailed for six days through some of the roughest ocean on the planet to reach the island of South Georgia in the South Atlantic Ocean. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Watch new episodes of the Wild_Life series every Thursday ➡ Follow Bertie's Adventures on Instagram @BertieGregory Read more about “Wild_Life: Resurrection Island” here: https://on.natgeo.com/2QrTPDt #NationalGeographic #BertieGregory #WildlifeResurrectionIsland About Wild_Life: Resurrection Island with Bertie Gregory: National Geographic wildlife filmmaker Bertie Gregory takes audiences on an adventure to iconic South Georgia Island. Sailing through the roughest ocean on the planet in a 50-foot boat, his team’s target is the sub-Antarctic island, known for its breathtaking scenery and high concentration of wildlife. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Learn about National Geographic's Young Explorer Grants: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/grants-programs/young-explorers How Wildlife Overcame South Georgia's Haunting Past — Ep. 5 | Wildlife: Resurrection Island https://youtu.be/0izaApF_B1I National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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National Geographic (6 months ago)
In response to South Georgia's dark history of excessive whaling and hunting, the island is now a protected area. What are your thoughts on the island's ability to bounce back?
Armando Sanchez (12 days ago)
RadBrad Humans are the pigs , when has a human cared more about a shiny bead than green grass, we will destroy grass to get that shiny bead
RadBrad (12 days ago)
We can turn every environmental crisis around if we care and don't act ignorant. The fact that this island resurrected is so amazing, proving that if We cooperate with Nature it can bounce back and correct itself.
Armando Sanchez (15 days ago)
America has ownership of the oil that’s near or the island, The wildlife will be relocated to other islands or killed which ever is cheapest, and try to stop America
Issey Hernandez (15 days ago)
It's such an inspiring story! It gives hope that we can take care of our planet if we do the right thing. I loved this series ❤️
Nayri davidian (7 days ago)
I love this kind of video's most its soo cool like animals in the ice and how is there life and how they live its soo cool tnx
Dong lick (9 days ago)
I hate humans
Earth Chan (10 days ago)
Captain cook was an idiot.... Edit: he killed half of the wildlife there.....
Alkis Daispyros (11 days ago)
We can be the greatest, most considerate and thoughtful species on the planet if we tried
SEAN T. INSTRUMENTALS (13 days ago)
fantastic series! amazingly captivating
Night Light (16 days ago)
My heart broke at the baby albatross getting attacked by the rats.
Shuji Games (18 days ago)
The footage of that poor bird being attacked by rats especially in the eye made me so sad D:
IdrawBts abs_i.valerie_ (19 days ago)
This just makes me feel bad, how people can think like that.
IdrawBts abs_i.valerie_ (19 days ago)
Love it though
The Green Lantern 007 (20 days ago)
Give Life back to nature
Ethan Zehir (22 days ago)
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Ryza Calonia (26 days ago)
5:02 Me: pls not a blue whale,pls not a blue whale Narrator: female BLUE WHALE Me: NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jo Love (1 month ago)
They came they destroyed they left
Hemnath M (1 month ago)
Human race is such a shame to this beautiful world. I hope one day we become an extinct species. Fingers crossed!
Raslie Kimura (1 month ago)
That waves .. so scaryy 😱
emma (1 month ago)
aww im sad this series is over. i love bertie
Ananya Singh (1 month ago)
okey .. i love how to covered it.
Marino D S (1 month ago)
Que Historia.
Mahesh Prathapani (1 month ago)
Thanks for great info
Kaushtub Rawat (1 month ago)
This picture at 8:33 melted my heart even more.
Axzielle Vonne (1 month ago)
But I'm still worried about bears...
Lingesh Chandru (2 months ago)
"Let's make sure we give more of our wild places a second chance"👌👌
Tran Thi Hong (2 months ago)
i hate seeing people destroying the earth . that means they r destroying the lovely animals(climate change) So please educate everyone that please stop being selfish and think more about the other creatures!!!!!!
Felipe Antonio (2 months ago)
footage of whales mating ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Aleksandr Jekimov (2 months ago)
Just to think, a single island, driven animals to almost extinction, and yet it's brimming with life now. Think about the possibility about caring about the whole earth?
life ne norel (2 months ago)
My soul is crying and happy now
A&B USA (2 months ago)
I love this
Kaique Silva (2 months ago)
1:58 Best part.
Orlando YV (2 months ago)
:')
Bouchaib Bouchaib (2 months ago)
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Santiago Fernández (2 months ago)
This was great
Eve Holmes (3 months ago)
Seafoooooog Love it. He is so good at his job and also funny.
KÊNH CHIM CẢNH (3 months ago)
*I've just got a lot of very strange birds in Vietnam, can someone help I know it is kind of bird?*
• Fursoniia • (3 months ago)
That dude has a amazing personality. Always happy.
Alexandre Lopez Marquez (3 months ago)
I love his passion and his energetic touch for presenting.
vitalino1981 (3 months ago)
But how they killed all rats??
Omar Almalouhi (3 months ago)
I cannot begin to describe how amazing this series is ... from the breath catching cinematography to the fun yet professional presentation by bertie , he really brings the show to life .. an all in all great topic keep it up NAT GEO
Ruizu (3 months ago)
This is just amazing! What a wonderful series!
Louise Gipala (3 months ago)
Looks like we can change after all ❤
Thanos (3 months ago)
I don't think anyone will know this but at 1:59, the vomiting sound is the sound of an enemy taking damage in Sonic the Dark Brotherhood, if anyone realises this too please reply :D
Tawhid Khan (4 months ago)
Earth is so beautiful and we are the number one destroyer
Sina Zarin (4 months ago)
About the mass of 300million people die there... what an atrocity
MrRontog (4 months ago)
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Evil Kencousin of SiriEvil cousin of sir (4 months ago)
*pause at **3:41** has gorden Ramsey been there?*
Terri Smith (4 months ago)
How could people who have absolutely no problem slaughtering hundreds of thousands of beautiful marine mammals build a church?? How could they think that killing so many of God's creatures was OK?? If you believe in a God who would accept the brutal slaughter of hundreds of thousands of whales to the brink of extinction to satisfy man's greed, you may want to find a new God.
The great Gold gamer (4 months ago)
seals are stupid
Gemi jx (4 months ago)
0:52- 0:53 Ur welcome :)
Flamma (4 months ago)
But cant u just hunt for 2/3 of the seals or penguin and then leave them for couple of years to reproduce? Edit: I mean humans need fish alot too since theres so many of us... 😁
*-* (4 months ago)
This made me cry.
Sims FreePlay (4 months ago)
They say “humans are animals”.... but animals are way better and wayyy smarter they could have built a city if they had hands and
Sims FreePlay (4 months ago)
That ocean looks scary
Sims FreePlay (4 months ago)
He cute🤪🤪
Lingga Bastara (4 months ago)
Informative.....
Riskyy (4 months ago)
Humans stained the earth and one day will be exterminated
『芭南』нαиαвαиαиα.єχє (4 months ago)
This is exactly why in Australia we don’t eat whales. I ate one before in Japan as a school lunch. I didn’t want to. And I didn’t know it was a whale. I found out on the loud speaker, I felt ashamed. I told my teacher afterwards that I’m not allowed to eat whale. I don’t think she took me seriously. ;(
Wolf pack crew (4 months ago)
I love wildlife bat am sad because some animals are almost extend
JanEn3 (4 months ago)
Wow this is beautiful
NGC1566 චᆽච (4 months ago)
Beautiful!!! 😭😭😭
Vale (4 months ago)
I think this is beautiful and so well made. People need to see more of these kind of series, they're amazing, touching and really educational. Also he's energy and excitement makes it more entertainment.
Alexander Kipsigak (4 months ago)
It's looked like dodo bird
Backnob turkey jerky (4 months ago)
I NEED TO KNOW IF WE ELEPHANT SEALS ARE ALSO IN THE MILLIONS!!! I rlly hope so...
Sephora Bena (4 months ago)
5:13 Exactly when the Titanic sank
Jenna Z (4 months ago)
this guy needs to make more series, that was so good wtf
The Bharti Sharma (4 months ago)
All this looks so unreal...
Chris Z (4 months ago)
I know I should be happy seeing the nature bounce back, but I teared so hard half-way through the film.
Anton il-wol (4 months ago)
The host is cute😊😊😊
Min Sword (5 months ago)
This what i want to be someday.. To have adventures in the world
Ken Hsiu (5 months ago)
they are so cute. <3
aliciadear (5 months ago)
stellar filmmaking.
Title wave (5 months ago)
the poor animals
Chew noggin (5 months ago)
This islands story is kind of like the story of "The Old World" from Monster Hunter.
Arnaud Vittet (5 months ago)
Cannot wait for Bertie's next series!
FennecLøve Animations (5 months ago)
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Cactuslover165 2004 (5 months ago)
I NEED MORE PLEASE ILL DO ANYTHING
Cactuslover165 2004 (5 months ago)
GIMMMEE MOOOOREEEE OF THISSSS SERIESSS OR THIS GUY IDC PLEASEEEE
Cactuslover165 2004 (5 months ago)
I NEED MOREE OF THISSSSSSSSS
Animated Tigress (5 months ago)
Sad part is now we're consuming so much oil and fuel that flubber and whale oil would never supply our demand
globalwarming08 (5 months ago)
Pardon my ignorance, but why were they killing whales/seals? What are those plants for?
Hunterstruck's PUBG Mobile (4 months ago)
And those plants are processing areas
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobie (5 months ago)
globalwarming08 everything. They made oil for lamps, meat, etc
Afiqah Suwandi (5 months ago)
this series is so underrated!!! absolutely love bertie!!
Bestillivoze (5 months ago)
4:44 LOL this picture is of Captain Shackleton's 1914 expedition to explore further Antarctica. hadn't nothing to do with seals or whales hunting
hrpang (5 months ago)
That credit song makes you reflect doesn't it? What we as a species have done before, and should never do again.
Julie qrl (5 months ago)
WOW THE END IS JUST BEAUTIFUL. BROUGHT ME TEARS AND I'M IN LOVE WITH THIS CONTENT
Rhalaine Cimafranca (5 months ago)
I really love this series..💖💖💖 make it longer videos please😇😇😇
Fairuz Jannah (5 months ago)
We need more of these videos ❤
Aliyahbhat Bhat (5 months ago)
💚💚💚💚💚💚👌👌👌👌
Aminah Mahmood (5 months ago)
I love the style of narration. Hated to see this end! Thank you Nat Geo and Bertie for an inspiring and informative documentary.
Blah Smith (6 months ago)
I wish I get to do what he does. It’s so beautiful, it moves me to tears.
Maumann (6 months ago)
Resurrection Island is a perfect name. This series deserves more recognition
Han Ben (6 months ago)
I can see the joy in his face
SefRey Extra_Money (6 months ago)
Bertie's narrating skills is truly impeccable!
TheGamingCousins Friendly Likers (6 months ago)
I can't believe that humanity from the past several years or 1920's did this, I wonder if they tried to think before they kill.
Cats of the world (6 months ago)
😢😢😢
Runsheng He (6 months ago)
This is so good.
Maria Kramer (6 months ago)
Narrator is so adorable.
Slyde InfinitySpinCasts (6 months ago)
were pretty wild ,hunting and preying, the bird's rule their and thank the larger helecopter mice for controlling their inquisitive nature.,might be some way of observing this phenomenon.Grubs and fauna are also important,exploring the Earth is also slightly relevant. Victorian era biofuel industrialised decay is a lot iron for nutrients now.
VIỆT DURIAN Channel (6 months ago)
I like Penguins
Eu, a Rainha e 3 princesas. (6 months ago)
Love it!
Rio Julio (6 months ago)
Don't over hunting animals to near extinction, give them some time to breed
Hayden Merrell (6 months ago)
This is absolutely stunning footage, but I can't shake the images from the reels of footage shown around the 5min mark. Such atrocities we bring to this world...