It’s still one of the saddest topics I’m ever asked to write about, but when Steve “The Crocodile Hunter” Irwin suddenly (and not to mention, tragically) passed away back in 2006, he left behind not only his impressive animal conservation legacy, but also two adorable children who have both grown up to completely follow in their beloved father’s conservational footsteps.
Little Robert Irwin was only a mere 2 years of age when his father was struck by a fatal blow which killed him instantly. However, “little” Robert has now grown into quite the handsome teenaged boy who seems to have quite the flair for photography.
So much so, in fact, that just like his father, this 14-year-old has his very own channel on Australia Zoo TV (which, FYI, I absolutely LOVE the fact that it exists) and has also appeared on a wide variety of television shows across both Australia and the U.S… however now Robert is earning accolades for his absolutely stunning wildlife photography too.
He was even recently named as a runner-up in the junior category of the 2016 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition and these the images you’re about to see below will show you exactly why.
1. Can you believe he’s only freakin’ 14!?
Yep, that’s right, 14. Robert Irwin is only 14 years of age and has already been dubbed at “photography prodigy” by Australia’s Today Show. Not only that, but the now-teenage prodigy is also exhibiting his artwork not just on his home continent, but around the entire world as well.
When I was 14 years old I wasn’t even allowed on the freakin’ bus by myself!