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.
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.”