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Pictures Of Steve Irwin's Death

Stephen Robert Irwin (22 February 1962 – 4 September 2006), nicknamed as "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian conservationist and television personality. He achieved world-wide fame from the television program The Crocodile Hunter, an internationally-broadcast wildlife documentary series co-hosted with his wife Terri Irwin. Together with his wife, he also co-owned and operated Australia Zoo in Beerwah, Queensland, founded by his parents.
Shortly after 01:00 UTC (11:00 AEST) on 4 September 2006, Irwin was fatally pierced in the chest by a stingray spine whilst snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef, at Batt Reef, which is located 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,[44] when, according to his friend and colleague, John Stainton, he swam too close to one of the animals, an ordinarily harmless stingray. "He came on top of the stingray and the stingray's barb went up and into his chest and put a hole into his heart," said Stainton, who was on board Irwin's boat the Croc One.
The events were caught on camera, and a copy of the footage was handed to the Queensland Police[45]. After reviewing the footage of the incident and speaking to the cameraman who recorded it, marine documentary filmmaker and former spearfisherman Ben Cropp speculated that the stingray "felt threatened because Steve was alongside and there was the cameraman ahead". In such a case, the stingray responds to danger by automatically flexing the serrated spine on its tail (which can measure up to 25 cm or about 10 inches in length) in an upward motion.
Cropp said Irwin had accidentally boxed in the animal. "It stopped and twisted and threw up its tail with the spike, and it caught him in the chest. It's a defensive thing. It's like being stabbed with a dirty dagger". The stinging of Irwin by the bull ray was "a one-in-a-million thing".
These are the photos of that sad and rare event.



This is an artist recreation of what happened.

10 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:52 PM

    I think the images are helpful because they still provide some sort of understanding of events without the actual footage. It gives people a little knowledge as to what happened and a small amount of closure, I hope.

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  2. Paige8:14 AM

    It's so hoorible about what happened to Steve Irwin some people that I'm around say that it was his stupitity accually no its not he always risked his life for dangerous stuff so we knew about a certain animal he is a hero in my eyes
    R.I.P
    Steve Irwin

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  3. i think that it is a shame that he died. at least he died doing something he is passionate about. he is one of my heroes. he gave me confidence as a child because i was so afraid of everything. rip.

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  4. Anonymous7:07 PM

    poor steve irwin he was my heroe he died just because of a stingray i hope steve irwin will rest in peace!HOW SAD!

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  5. Anonymous9:44 AM

    i cant believe he's gone he was my hero he was my inspiration to one day go to australia and by right beside him cathing crocs and snakes if i could i would gladly take his place i cried for two weeks when i heard the .... incedent had hppend my he rest in peace.

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  6. Anonymous10:40 PM

    ESHANZADA FROM AFGHNISTAN!
    HOWEVER THE STEVE IRWIN WAS A BRAVE MAN HE WAS FACE SOoo DANGEROUS ANIMALS BUT UNROTUNITLY
    HE WAS KILLED BY A STINGRAY, THAT HE NEVE EVER THOUGHT!!!

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  7. by Nidalsaif
    I think the images are helpful because they still provide some sort of understanding of events without the actual footage. It gives people a little knowledge as to what happened and a small amount of closure, I hope.
    It's so hoorible about what happened to Steve Irwin some people that Ii think that it is a shame that he died. at least he died doing something he is passionate about. i cant believe he's gone he was my hero he was my inspiration tA FROM AFGHNISTAN!
    HOWEVER THE STEVE IRWIN WAS A BRAVE MAN HE WAS FACE SOoo DANGEROUS ANIMALS BUT UNROTUNITLY
    HE WAS KILLED BY A STINGRAY, THAT HE NEVE EVER THOUGHT!!!o one day go to australia and by right beside him cathing crocs and snakes if i could i would gladly take his place i cried for two weeks when i heard the .... incedent had hppend my he rest in peace.he is one of my heroes. he gave mepoor steve irwin he was my heroe he died just because of a stingray i hope steve irwin will rest in peace!HOW SAD! confidence as a child because i was so afraid of everything'm around say that it was his stupitity accually no its not he always risked his life for dangerous stuff so we knew about a certain animal he is a hero in my eyes
    R.I.P
    Steve Irwin

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  8. I think the images are helpful because they still provide some sort of understanding of events without the actual footage. It gives people a little knowledge as to what happened and a small amount of closure, I hope.

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  9. my name is nidal shabandri....
    I think the images are helpful because they still provide some sort of understanding of events without the actual footage. It gives people a little knowledge as to what happened and a small amount of closure, I hope.
    It's so hoorible about what happened to Steve Irwin some people that Ii think that it is a shame that he died. at least he died doing something he is passionate about. i cant believe he's gone he was my hero he was my inspiration tA FROM AFGHNISTAN!
    HOWEVER THE STEVE IRWIN WAS A BRAVE MAN HE WAS FACE SOoo DANGEROUS ANIMALS BUT UNROTUNITLY
    HE WAS KILLED BY A STINGRAY, THAT HE NEVE EVER THOUGHT!!!o one day go to australia and by right beside him cathing crocs and snakes if i could i would gladly take his place i cried for two weeks when i heard the .... incedent had hppend my he rest in peace.he is one of my heroes. he gave mepoor steve irwin he was my heroe he died just because of a stingray i hope steve irwin will rest in peace!HOW SAD! confidence as a child because i was so afraid of everything'm around say that it was his stupitity accually no its not he always risked his life for dangerous stuff so we knew about a certain animal he is a hero in my eyes ....
    bcum gud..............
    be gud do gud.........
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  10. Anonymous5:00 PM

    Very Sad I wish they would do another update of his wife and kids on how their doing and what their doing these days.

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