Monday, September 4, 2006

Remebering Steve Irwin [May He Rest In Peace♥]

Steve "The Crocodile Hunter" Irwin was a naturalist, conservationist, father, and husband. He loved to interact with and was passionate and dedicated to the protection of wildlife and educating the public. September 4, 2006, Irwin was fatally pierced in the chest by a short-tail stingray barb while diving in Batt Reef (part of the Great Barrier Reef), off the coast of Port Douglas in Queensland. Irwin was in the area filming his own documentary, to be called The Ocean's Deadliest, but weather had stalled filming. Irwin decided to take the opportunity to film some shallow water shots for a segment in the television program his daughter Bindi was hosting when, according to his friend and colleague John Stainton, he swam too close to one of the animals. He came on top of the stingray and the stingray's barb went up and into his chest and and through  his heart.

Steve led an exciting life having a love for animals like no other this death comes tragic to Steve's family (his wife and 2 children) and also to his fans all across the world.

Steve Irwin: Febuary 22nd, 1962 - September 4th, 2006

A nice slideshow tribute can be found in the videos below:

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