Source: Chandler Powell/Instagram
Aurelie Corinthios
August 18, 2016 10:00 AM

Bindi Irwin‘s boyfriend Chandler Powell just did his first “croc jump” – and looks like he’s a natural!

Powell – who has been open about his admiration for his girlfriend’s late father Steve Irwin – looks like he’s achieving his dream of following in the Crocodile Hunter star’s footsteps.

Powell, a 19-year-old professional wakeboarder, recently joined Bindi on her annual “Croc Trip” through the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve in Far North Queensland, Australia, to study saltwater crocodiles.

“Cannot describe how excited I am to have jumped my first saltwater crocodile!!!” Powell gushed on Instagram. “Stanley was 9 feet 10 inches long and was last caught in 2013. Blessed to be a part of this awesome work.”

In another shot, Powell and a few Australia Zoo team members hold down the crocodile as Bindi records its length with a tape measure.

Here's another shot from my first croc jump! By far the most amazing feeling in the world. Can't wait for more!

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Bindi, 18, who lives in Australia, and Powell, who lives in the United States, have kept their romance strong since they began dating in 2013, regularly visiting each other as well as taking romantic trips together.

“We took turns driving the ute all the way from the Sunshine Coast to arrive here in Far North Queensland together,” Bindi captioned a sweet picture of the couple on Instagram Wednesday. “Couldn’t have imagined a more perfect trip. Thank you @chandlerpowell it’s been incredible. Super happy to be sharing our #CrocTrip2016 with you for the first time!”

“It’s nice when you find somebody who’s just endlessly kind and understands you and is really like-minded,” she recently told Entertainment Tonight of Powell. “I’m really blessed and grateful to have him in my life.”

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