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Steve Irwin’s 14-YO Son Is an Award-Winning Wildlife Photographer
Steve Irwin’s 14-YO Son Is an Award-Winning Wildlife Photographer

During his lifetime, Steve Irwin shared his passion for wildlife as a zookeeper, conservationist & television personality. Although his time on Earth was cut tragically short, his spirit lives on—particularly through his family Terri, Bindi & Robert, who together have maintained his legacy at the Australia Zoo & Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve.

As Bindi & Robert grow up, they take on greater roles within the family business. Robert, at just 14 years old, is quickly becoming a lauded wildlife photographer who has a knack for capturing the soulful essence of creatures of all kinds.

Robert Irwin’s gift for photography was passed down from his late father. “My dad was also an amazing photographer,” he told My Modern Met last year. “He always carried his camera with him on his travels & photographed some spectacular wildlife.” The young Irwin demonstrates that he has the eye needed to find the perfect shot & the patience to see it through. Many of his pictures are the kind that are only snapped after much waiting—but they happen at just a moment’s notice. Through Instagram, he’s shared shots of a huntsman spider capturing a cicada & a mother hyena carrying its newborn cub back to the den.

Irwin is more than an enthusiast; he’s an award-winning photographer! He recently travelled to Washington, D.C. to accept an award in Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards. Irwin was a Highly Honored Winner in the Youth category. See some of his incredible photographs, below.

 

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Hanging out with this inquisitive little crimson rosella @oreillysrainforestretreat in southern Queensland🌿 #thisisqueensland #Rosella

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So excited to photograph this amazing Lace Monitor on one of our conservation properties in Southern Queensland! 🦎

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This is an amazing kite that I photographed at @oreillysrainforestretreat in Lamington National Park. They are one of my favourite birds of prey!🍃

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Redefining fluffy… #FluffballFriday 🕷🌿

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After rescuing this baby carpet python off a road, I took the opportunity to take a few photos of this spectacular snake! 🐍 #VisitSunshineCoast

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Happy #WorldLizardDay 🦎One of our big male chameleons showing off his gorgeous, bright colours @australiazoo 🌿

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Happy #FriendshipFriday 🌍 Loved photographing these hippo friends in South Africa!

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It was incredible to find this huge huntsman spider catching a cicada at one of our conservation properties in Southern Queensland.

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I photographed this cute little bennetts wallaby at Cradle Mountain, Tasmania. He is so fluffy!🍃 #DiscoverTasmania

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Happy #FelineFriday 🦁I photographed this yawning lioness in South Africa.

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It’s not just giant crocs here on the #SteveIrwinWildlifeReserve … Often the smallest creatures are the most beautiful.

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November 15 is Steve Irwin Day. A day to remember and celebrate everything dad was about… conservation, fun and family. ❤️

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