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Bertie Gregory

Manu San Felix

Vincent Colliard

Tiina Sarkinen

Bertie Gregory

United Kingdom

Bertie Gregory is a 24-year-old wildlife filmmaker, photographer and presenter. The day after his graduation he boarded a plane for South Africa, to assist Steve Winter in South Africa on assignment for National Geographic. Following this baptism of fire, the project evolved into a television programme. He is now the host of National Geographic Wild's first online series Wild Life.

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MANU SAN FELIX

United Kingdom

Bertie Gregory

Bertie Gregory is a 24-year-old wildlife filmmaker, photographer and presenter. The day after his graduation he boarded a plane for South Africa, to assist Steve Winter in South Africa on assignment for National Geographic. Following this baptism of fire, the project evolved into a television programme. He is now the host of National Geographic Wild's first online series Wild Life.

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Manu San Felix

Spain

Manu San Félix is a videographer, photographer, advanced diver and marine biologist, who has studied the Mediterranean monk seal, loggerhead turtles, and posidonia seagrass for many years. San Félix currently serves as Director of Underwater Photography/Videography for Pristine Seas and has participated in 24 ocean expeditions with National Geographic since 2009. He has logged over 12,000 dives and holds many instructor specialties, including re-breather.

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Manu San Felix

Manu San Félix is a videographer, photographer, advanced diver and marine biologist, who has studied the Mediterranean monk seal, loggerhead turtles, and posidonia seagrass for many years. San Félix currently serves as Director of Underwater Photography/Videography for Pristine Seas and has participated in 24 ocean expeditions with National Geographic since 2009. He has logged over 12,000 dives and holds many instructor specialties, including re-breather.

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Vincent Colliard

France

French polar explorer and adventurer Vincent Colliard is the co-founder of the Ice Legacy Project. In 2014, Colliard and Borge Ousland created the project Ice Legacy, an ongoing series of expeditions crossing the 20 largest ice caps on the planet over the course of the next 10 to 15 years. Their goals are to explore these melting ice fields, raise awareness and initiate long term activism towards the conservation of these huge sources of fresh water and the ecosystems living around them. Icelegacy is Colliard’s current main project.

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TIINA SARKINEN

France

Vincent Colliard

French polar explorer and adventurer Vincent Colliard is the co-founder of the Ice Legacy Project. In 2014, Colliard and Borge Ousland created the project Ice Legacy, an ongoing series of expeditions crossing the 20 largest ice caps on the planet over the course of the next 10 to 15 years. Their goals are to explore these melting ice fields, raise awareness and initiate long term activism towards the conservation of these huge sources of fresh water and the ecosystems living around them. Icelegacy is Colliard’s current main project.

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TIINA SARKINEN

Finland

Tiina Sarkinen is a molecular biologist and a plant taxonomist studying plant evolution through time. Her research focuses on understanding how climate affects species diversification and the diversity patterns we observe today. National Geographic Society is currently funding her work on exploring extinction risk in plants.

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Finland

TIINA SARKINEN

Tiina Sarkinen is a molecular biologist and a plant taxonomist studying plant evolution through time. Her research focuses on understanding how climate affects species diversification and the diversity patterns we observe today. National Geographic Society is currently funding her work on exploring extinction risk in plants.

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