Robert irwin, the son of fire Steve irwin, did something that many people might find scary … he swam with a gigantic stingray.
Robert was celebrating Discovery’s “Shark Week” when he went diving. As you know, Steve died in 2006 after being stung in the chest by a stingray off the Great Barrier Reef.
The 17-year-old was steadfast, saying, “I have the honor to kick off Shark Week on @discovery in the US with” Crikey! It’s Shark Week “🦈 the spectacular Great Barrier Reef warm-up before coming face to face with great white sharks on the Neptune Islands. From night diving with sharks to head-to-head hunting head with massive manta rays, it was a great way to start this expedition! “
Robert was fearless, reaching out his hand in front of the enormous manta ray.
Things have gone well, and Robert is ready for next Sunday when “Shark Week” kicks off!