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Mike Theiss (@extremenature)

"It was all a dream" !! That's a wrap from Exuma, Bahamas. Thanks for following along last week as we shared some of our favorite adventures with @sandalsresorts and @islandroutes. Coming up next: The Great American Solar Eclipse sponsored by @canonusa. Photo by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature

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(On assignment @SandalsResorts) Beach Day with pristine white sand and #bahamablue water at Sandals Emerald Bay beach in Great Exuma, Bahamas. Photo by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature

Mike Theiss (@extremenature)

Happy Sunday Everyone 🐽 I want to give a shout out to Justin Lightbourn @TheSwimmingPigs !! Check out his Instagram feed to see the largest compilation of swimming pigs photos on the web all from Exuma, Bahamas. Photo by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature

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(On assignment @SandalsResorts) Snorkeling in crystal clear #BahamaBlue water with my talented and adventurous wife in Exuma, Bahamas. TAG someone you want to explore the Bahamas with. #LiveFunner Photo by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature

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(On assignment @SandalsResorts) SLIDESHOW from swimming with sea turtles in Exuma, Bahamas with @IslandRoutes. Everyone and everything is trying to catch a ride out to the reef, even the remoras, sometimes called suckerfish, create suction and take a firm hold against the skin of larger marine animals. Remoras sometimes attach to small boats but most commonly found attached to other organisms like sharks and turtles. Photo by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature

Mike Theiss (@extremenature)

(On assignment @SandalsResorts) Snorkeling inside the Thunderball Grotto cave with @IslandRoutes in Exuma, Bahamas. This underwater cave system is great for snorkeling and diving. It has an abundance of exotic marine life and a wide variety of brilliantly colored corals and fish. The grotto's mystique is heightened by the small, almost hidden entrance. It is advised to enter at low or slack tide. At high tide, diving equipment is necessary. The grotto got its name from the 1965 James Bond spy film "Thunderball," which was shot there. It was also the site of James Bond film, "Never Say Never Again" in 1983, also based on the Thunderball novel. #LiveFunner Photo by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature

Mike Theiss (@extremenature)

(On assignment @SandalsResorts) Snorkeling through the hidden entrance of Thunderball Grotto with @IslandRoutes located just west of Staniel Cay in Exuma, Bahamas. This underwater cave system is great for snorkeling and diving. It has an abundance of exotic marine life and a large variety of brilliantly colored corals and fish. The grotto's mystique is heightened by the small, almost hidden entrance. It is advised to enter at low or slack tide. At high tide, diving equipment is necessary. The grotto got its name from the 1965 James Bond spy film "Thunderball," which was shot there. It was also the site of another James Bond film, "Never Say Never Again" in 1983, also based on the Thunderball novel. #LiveFunner Photo by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature

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(On assignment @SandalsResorts) The secluded islands and pristine white sandbars in Exuma, Bahamas makes you want to see things from a whole new perspective. TAG someone you want to visit the Bahamas with. Photo by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature

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(On assignment @SandalsResorts) Have you ever wanted to pet nurse sharks in the ocean ?? Yes !! Ok, well contact @IslandRoutes today for more information #LiveFunner Photo by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature

Mike Theiss (@extremenature)

(On assignment @SandalsResorts) All alone exploring miles and miles of pristine white sandbars in the islands of Exuma, Bahamas. TAG someone you want to explore sandbars in the Bahamas with !! Photo by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature

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(On assignment @SandalsResorts) The adventure continues in Exuma, Bahamas with @IslandRoutes this time swimming with nurse sharks !! #LiveFunner Photo by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature

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(On assignment @SandalsResorts) Paradise found !! All smiles in Exuma, Bahamas 🐷 Special Thanks to @IslandRoutes @TheSwimmingPigs #LiveFunner Photo by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature

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(On assignment @SandalsResorts) 💙 Daydreaming and sailing with "Fifty shades of Blue" in Exuma, Bahamas with @IslandRoutes #LiveFunner Photo by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature

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(On assignment @SandalsResorts) "Love is in the air" in Exuma, Bahamas. Thanks to @IslandRoutes and @TheSwimmingPigs for taking us on this incredible adventure. 🐷 TAG a friend you want to swim with the pigs with. Photo by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature

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(On assignment @SandalsResorts) "Beauty lies where land meets the sea" at the Sandals Emerald Bay Resort in Great Exuma, Bahamas. TAG someone you love !! Photo by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature

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(On assignment @SandalsResorts) The Exumas are an archipelago of 365 cays and islands divided into three major areas, Great Exuma, Little Exuma and The Exuma Cays. Each offers its own unique Bahamian experience. Great Exuma and Little Exuma are known for their laid-back surroundings, while The Exuma Cays act as a playground for the rich and famous, boasting numerous private homes, luxury resorts and beachside condos. The Exumas are also rich in history, settled by British Loyalists following the American Revolution. TAG a friend you want to visit Exuma with. Photo by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature

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Greetings from #SandalsEmeraldBay Beach Resort in Great Exuma, Bahamas. Thanks @SandalsResorts for inviting us to another one of your beautiful resorts to share with my followers the incredible beauty of the Exuma's. Follow along on our adventure this week as I post many photos from this fun and exciting assignment in the Bahamas. Photo by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature

Mike Theiss (@extremenature)

"A Giant Awakens" National Geographic Fine Art Image turned into a #cinemagraph. This long exposure image was shot through the clouds during twilight at the Tungurahua Volcano near Baños de Agua Santa in Ecuador. To learn more about this fine art print, please contact the folks at @NatGeoFineArt Image by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature

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(Cinemagraph) A dream come true while standing in the arctic circle admiring the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, dancing throughout the sky. This epic adventure took place in Yukon Territory, Canada while standing in subzero temperatures below -40F. TAG someone you want to witness the Northern Lights with. This #cinemagraph edit illustrates movement to give a better idea what it's like to witness the lights twist throughout the sky. Photo by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature

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Welcome to the Florida Keys, Home to the most scenic and beautiful highway in the world !! The Overseas Highway is a 113-mile roadway carrying U.S. Route 1 (US-1) through the islands of the Florida Keys. Large parts of the highway were built on the former land used for the Overseas Railroad, Completed in 1912 by Henry Flagler, the Overseas Railroad was heavily damaged and destroyed during the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. The Florida East Coast Railway was financially unable to rebuild the destroyed sections, so the roadbed and remaining bridges were sold to the state of Florida for $640,000. TAG a friend you want to drive this scenic highway with. Photo by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature
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