Robert Irwin, son of the late crocodile hunter Steve Irwin, is already an award-winning photographer, but has now added further accolades to his CV at a surprisingly young age, after having an image of his receive high commendation at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards in London.
Clearly inspired by the work of his father before him, Irwin, who was only two at the time of his dad’s death, received the special mention for his picture of a huntsman spider eating a desert tree frog. The photo was taken during a month-long visit to a remote swamp in Queensland, Australia, and will be exhibited in 60 museums across 6 continents.
Commenting on the achievement, he said:
So very proud for my photography to be highly commended in the world's most prestigious wildlife photography competition, Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards, here in London.
Honored to be part of the event, among some of the greatest photographers of all time. Congratulations to all of the other amazing commended and winning images.
It’s been a good year for Irwin, as he was also selected as a Highly Honored Winner at the Nature's Best Windland Smith Rice International Awards in November.
You can see more of his work over at his website.
Lead image credit: Pixabay via Pexels.