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National Geographic photographer and founder of Extreme Nature Photography & Travel. All Photos and Video in this feed copyrighted by Mike Theiss.

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(Video) Storm Chaser @reedtimmer fighting off Hurricane Force winds and storm surge inside the eyewall of Hurricane Nate in Biloxi, Mississippi. Video by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature

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The Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park is the largest hot spring in the United States, and the third largest in the world. TAG a friend to join you on this adventure. Photo by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature

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Hurricane force winds screaming outside of El Conquistador hotel in Fajardo, Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria. Video by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature

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(Video) Hurricane Irma's western eyewall making landfall on the north coast of Key West, Florida. Video by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature

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Just deployed the H.E.R.V. Hurricane Eyewall Research Vehicle in Key West, Florida waiting for the arrival of #HurricaneIrma Stay tuned for wind data and barometric pressure inside the core of Hurricane Irma. Note: I will not be inside this vehicle. I will be in the safety of a concrete structure. Video by Mike Theiss

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(Cinemagraph) 🔥 Brave firefighters come to the rescue of an extreme car fire on Alligator Alley in Florida. Original photo by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature

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Hurricane Harvey will go down in the record books as the costliest natural disaster (to date) in the US. The scale of the destruction and widespread flooding is simply unimaginable. The zone where we sheltered in Rockport, Texas received top winds measured between 140-145mph. I personally recorded a pressure of 940mb with a calibrated barometer while inside the calm eye for about 2 hours. This is the second time I was inside an eyewall and hit by a mesovortex. The first time was while documenting Hurricane Charley in Florida. We could hear the mesovortex in the distance coming then wham !! It hit the hotel and blew the entire backside of the hotel to pieces. It was a loud explosion and instantly we could feel the draft inside the building. While standing on the 3rd floor I could feel the building swaying back and forth during each extreme wind gust. Most of the roof was ripped off so rain water was pouring from the top floor all the way to ground floor through the walls. In this photo the hotel manager is investigating the damage sustained to the hotel in Rockport, Texas. Photo by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature
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Please donate to @AmericanRedCross to help out families in need after this horrible disaster, Thanks !! #TexasStrong
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Mike Theiss (@extremenature)

Hurricane Harvey was downright scary !! We were in extreme winds for many hours last night. Catastrophic damage in Rockport, Texas after the landfall of #HurricaneHarvey. It's a bad situation here. Help is needed in these communities. More updates to follow.

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Quick update this morning with limited internet. We were in the eye of #HurricaneHarvey for several hours last night with a recorded barometric pressure of 940mb. The wind last night was lethal. There is extreme damage in Rockport, Texas. Many structures destroyed, some completely flattened. The communities on the Texas coast are going to need some serious help. It's a complete disaster. More updates to follow. Pray for Texas !

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Breaking News: Hurricane Harvey landfall imminent in next few hours along the Texas Gulf Coast. We will be positioned on the coastline. Stay tuned for "Live" video streams and updates as we penetrate the eyewall and eye of #HurricaneHarvey. Mission is to shoot video and collect barometric pressure data in the eye. Stay Tuned...

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Totality !! The Great Solar Eclipse of 2017 was one of the most incredible events I have ever witnessed !! We observed 100% totality in central Wyoming for over 2 minutes with clear skies and all smiles :) We could feel a significant temperature drop during totality. Nature is so cool !!
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Sorry the live stream didn't succeed. Unfortunately, all data and cellphone reception failed a few minutes before totality began. I was really looking forwarded to streaming this live to everyone.
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Special thanks @CanonUSA for providing the needed camera equipment to make this photo shoot possible. This photo was captured using a Canon 1Dx camera with a Canon L-series 400mm zoom lens. Settings used (ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/13 sec) #teamcanon
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Photo by Mike Theiss @ExtremeNature
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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

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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

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(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

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(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
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