7 hours ago
Steve Irwin story time 📖: Earlier this year, I fulfilled a lifelong dream of visiting Komodo National Park in Indonesia. The experience of being in such a unique part of the world with living dragons was unreal. But my absolute favorite part of our journey was hearing our guide Ramli’s story about Steve Irwin. You see, Steve had visited Komodo at various times during his life, but had spent a huge chunk of time filming a special about the dragons on Rinca Island. Ramli was part of the guiding group that led Steve around the island, and he got to spend a lot of time with him in camp. He told me he led Steve out to a dragon’s nest because he had wanted to “sleep with the dragons”, but was chased up a tree the next day 😂 Ramli talked so fondly of Steve and he said he missed him. He said he was a wonderful man and it made him sad to think that he’d never see the dragons again... it made me sad, too. Komodo is a special place, and the people that are protecting it are A+ humans. Cheers to Ramli for sharing his story with me, it’ll stick with me forever.