December 28, 2018

Steve Irwin's son aged just 14 is now an especially talented nature photographer

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Robert Irwin, the teenage son of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, is turning into a talented nature photographer. 

He entered the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition in Britain and received critical acclaim for his submission. 

For his entry, Robert submitted a photo of a hand-sized huntsman spider devouring a desert tree frog and entered the 11 to 14 years old category.

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Robert said on social that he was "thrilled" his photo will be "part of a gallery going worldwide to hopefully inspire young people to take up photography." 

He added: “So very proud for my photography to be highly commended in the world’s most prestigious wildlife photography competition, ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ here in London.”

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The photo, titled The Catch, was taken at a remote swamp in Queensland, Australia, and shows the spider hanging by her silk while mauling the frog. 

Apart from the praise he received, Robert was also selected as a Highly Honoured Winner at the Nature's Bes Windland Smith Rice International Awards last month. 

Robert takes his passions seriously and has a website dedicated to showcasing his achievements and awards. 

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At the age of 12, Robert won second place in the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Competition. 

Besides his passion for photography, Robert also dabbled in film and television – just like his father. He portrayed the role of a pirate boy in "Free Willy" in 2010. 

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Robert also lent his voice to Kyle the Seagull in the 2015 "Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water," and is a series regular on "Crickey" It's the Irwins!"

The teen took after father, who was most famously known by "The Crocodile Hunter" on the Animal Planet Network. 

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His older sister, Bindi, has been at ease in from of the cameras since she was two years old. Steve named her after his favorite crocodile at the Australia Zoo.

Steve died from a stingray injury to his heart while filming an underwater TV series. He managed to instill a love for animals and conservationism in his children.

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