Remember Steve Irwin, the crocodile hunter who was like the real-life Crocodile Dundee? The Australian animal enthusiast lost his life doing the very thing he loved the most, which was being in the presence of animals. Since then, fans have mourned his loss, and hoped someone would step in to fill his shoes. Well, now it looks like someone has, and it’s Irwin’s very own son, Robert. Like his dad, he’s fearless and is coming face to face with some of the most unusual, and in some cases, deadliest creatures on the planet and in the process, becoming an award-winning photographer… at 13! Crikey!His father, Steve Irwin, sowed that philosophy seemingly into their DNA, and now it seems that he’s ready to pick up where his father left off and tackle the most beautiful and most dangerous animals on the planet.
Now, at such a young age, he’s taking his camera and taking some amazing photos of all sorts of wildlife, like this bird. Doesn’t he look so much like his father in this one?
How he managed to take a photo of these horrifying teeth from a crocodile is beyond us, but Robert, we have to give you credit for being so freaking fearless.
But Robert is busy capturing a real-life ninja turtle under the sea! Now this is so National Geographic worthy. Cowabunga, dude!
Like his dad, Robert isn’t afraid of the unknown, or dangerous reptiles like this snake, which sends chills down our spines. But Robert doesn’t scare easily.
It’s like this bird is saying, “I’m ready for my close up, Mr. Irwin!” Aren’t birds supposed to be all cute and pretty? This one looks like it came out of a Hitchcock movie.
But of course, that doesn’t mean that he can’t take some time out of his busy schedule to snap a few photos of a rhinoceros.
Check out this eagle as it hunts for its prey. Rarely will you see imagery like this one where this bird of prey swoops down for the kill. You can almost feel the suspense.
His portfolio includes all kinds of snaps, including black and white alternatives, which are perfect when you’re taking a picture of two zebras, who seem to be jungle BFFS.
The landscape, turbulent skies and the zebra prancing along in the wild country is simply striking. Clearly, Robert has developed quite a knack for taking photos that wow us.
It’s amazing that the loss of his father didn’t deter him from embracing nature. He’s definitely an inspiration given that he turned the tragic passing of his dad when he was just two years old, into a passion.
He’s been at it for quite a while. When he was six, he grabbed a small digital camera and started taking photos of things, like these beautiful seals, and he hasn’t put his camera down since.
The teen has certainly come a long way and has some serious skills, particularly underwater where he took a photo of this octopus who appeared to be taking a serious nap by a reef.
Among them is this beautiful black and white photograph of this majestic elephant. Every line and even the look in the gigantic beast’s eyes reflects its spirit.
There are certainly plenty of cages, and glass to shield Robert from danger, but Robert preferred to take photos of a wide array of animals in the wild because they simply looked more exotic in their own habitat.
Whether it’s on land or under the sea, Irwin’s son looks for the most unique angles to take his next photo, and he seems to be having a whale of time capturing the back of this sea creature as it goes off into the abyss. We can’t wait to see what Robert takes photos of next.