National Geographic has just managed to capture some rare nature footage indeed. Have you ever seen humpback whales actively go into an orca pod hunt in order to mess up the orcas’ hunting plans? Well, if you’ve never seen that before, then don’t worry about it. Disney+ has your back, as well as Mr. Bertie Gregory. Don’t believe me? Then why not check out a short clip of that footage below, and see natural trolling at work for yourself?


I don’t know about you, but that looks like one very nervous seal.

National Geographic has just released this new trailer for ANIMALS UP CLOSE WITH BERTIE GREGORY on YouTube. Well, I say trailer, but it’s more like a random clip from this upcoming Disney+ nature documentary. This particular clip shows the titular National Geographic Explorer and BAFTA Award-winning cinematographer Bertie Gregory as he films some very peculiar whale behavior. Specifically: humpback whales trolling orcas during a hunt, and vice-versa.

Apparently, Bertie Gregory managed to film some Type B1 (pack ice) orcas hunting a Weddell seal. However, some humpback whale noticed this, and arrive just to interfere with the hunt. Apparently, orcas have been known to take humpback whale calves as prey. This results in all humpback whales feeling a pathological urge to troll orcas by interfering with their hunts wherever they see them. Alas, these humpback whales fail to successfully interfere with this hunt, resulting in the orcas taunting the humpback whales with the dead seal to troll them right back. Sadistically so, it seems.

That’s not the only thing that is in this nature documentary though, but when will we get to see the rest? Well, the video description of that clip reveals that ANIMALS UP CLOSE WITH BERTIE GREGORY will make its debut on September 13, 2023. However, this will be a Disney+ exclusive, so you’ll need a paid subscription to watch it.