Among other things this week we, the wards of this blue planet, lost a fearless and indefatigable conservationist. I didn’t watch Steve Irwin’s shows on a regular basis, but when I did catch his show or one of his many guest appearances he was always infectiously enthusiastic about whatever animal he happened to have locked in his arms at the time – be it cuddly or scaly, infant, or toothy, muscular, thrashing adult.
The world is a little darker and scarier without him. He will be – no, he is – sorely missed.
There’s an excellent tribute to The Crocodile Hunter here at News.com.au.
Also, believe it or not, an old article from American Photo about Steve Irwin’s passion for photography, reposted in it’s entirety at PopPhoto.com.