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Steve Irwin’s 14-Year-Old Son ‘Highly Commended’ in Most Prestigious Nature Photo Contest


The late Steve Irwin gained worldwide recognition as The Crocodile Hunter who shared the beauty of nature and wildlife. His 14-year-old son Robert Irwin is now doing the same thing, except he’s also behind the camera in addition to being in front of it. And one of Robert’s photos was just honored by a top photo competition.

When Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) unveiled its 2018 winners in October, one of the highly commended photos in the 11-14 Years Old category was a photo by Robert.

“This image has been selected as Highly Commended in Wildlife Photographer of The Year Awards, the most prestigious photography competition in the world,” Robert writes. “So honored!”

Robert says he spent a month visiting a remote swamp in northern Queensland to capture the photo, which shows a huntsman spider eating a frog. It’s one of the few photos showing this that exist.

The photo is now touring the world with the WPY exhibition and will be shown in 60 museums across 6 continents.

WPY is in its 54th year and bills itself as “the most prestigious nature photography competition in the world.”

You can find more of Robert’s top notch photography on his website and his Instagram account.

(via Daily Mail via Fstoppers)

Image credits: Header portrait of Robert Irwin by Russell Shakespeare and courtesy Robert Irwin