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

P.A.R.A.D.I.S.E. 🏝 found on the island of Barbados located in the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea. We had an fun time relaxing and exploring this tropical paradise thanks to #sandalsbarbados @sandalsresorts

Tropical paradise found 🏝 We rented a car from @islandroutes to explore the island of #Barbados and discovered this private beach perfect for a photo shoot :) @sandalsresorts

Beach day !! Enjoying refreshing turquoise water, pink sand beaches and lots of vitamin D at #SandalsBarbados

(Slideshow) Photos from our expedition with @IslandRoutes to the Barbados Wildlife Reserve where we encountered hundreds of green monkeys including many infant monkeys. Photo by Mike Theiss @SandalsResorts #LiveFunner

Amazing encounter with nature !! We were lucky enough to observe infant green monkeys feeding and being carried around the Barbados Wildlife Reserve by their mothers. As the infant matures and becomes more independent, it will stray from its mother, being carried only when the troop moves or when danger threatens. Infants often appear blue in color, as they have little fur when they are born. However, as they mature, they develop a thick fur that is brownish-grey in colour with specks of yellow and olive green. In some lighting, the fur has an overall green appearance and is why they were named “green monkey”. Photo by Mike Theiss @sandalsresorts @islandroutes #LiveFunner

While exploring the island of Barbados we encountered a few curious and mischievous monkeys. The green monkeys found in Barbados originally came from Senegal and the Gambia in West Africa approximately 350 years ago. I suggest taking the @IslandRoutes tour to the Barbados Wildlife Reserve where you will see hundreds of monkeys and a few baby monkeys swinging through the trees. Photo by Mike Theiss @SandalsResorts #LiveFunner

(Slideshow) More photos from our snorkeling excursion with thousands of fish and our @IslandRoutes guide making fish tornadoes in Carlisle Bay, Barbados. Photos by Mike Theiss. @SandalsResorts #LiveFunner

Snorkeling with @IslandRoutes and the “fish whisperer” at Carlisle Bay, Barbados. Our snorkel guide knew how to get the fish swimming in a perfect circle around him creating a fish tornado !! Photo by Mike Theiss @SandalsResorts #LiveFunner

Thousands of tropical fish surrounding our local guide while snorkeling the shipwreck and coral reef at Carlisle Bay, Barbados with @IslandRoutes @SandalsResorts

(Video) Feeling adventurous and holding my breath to free dive through shipwrecks at Carlisle Bay in Barbados. Thanks to @IslandRoutes and @SandalsResorts for my first ever shipwreck free diving experience !

(Video) Incredible sea turtle encounter while snorkeling at Carlisle Bay in Barbados with @IslandRoutes at @SandalsResorts Video by Mike Theiss

The tropical sunrises in Barbados are simply amazing ! We have been waking up to reflecting palm trees and beautiful purple skies every morning. It’s so peaceful to sit on the beach and watch as the sky changes colors during sunrise. It’s a perfect way to start the day !! Photo by Mike Theiss. #SandalsRoyalBarbados @SandalsResorts

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