Despite his sudden death over a decade ago, Steve Irwin has remained a pop culture favorite when it comes to the natural world. Since his death aged just 44, Irwin's family have continued their work with animals. His son Robert, who bears a striking resemblance to his dad, seems to have a particular gift for documenting them on film.
Now the thirteen-year-old has taken to sharing his animal snaps via Instagram and some of the shots are awe-inspiring. From reptiles and insects to big cats and whales, you can see just how knowledgeable Robert is. Something which must run in the family.
Already Robert's work has been shortlisted for Australian Geographic's Nature Photographer of the Year, below are a handful of our favourite shots.
So excited that my photograph is shortlisted in the @australiangeographic Nature Photographer of the year! Really looking forward to the announcement of the winners tonight. It is such an honour to be shortlisted alongside so many incredible photographers from all over the country who are passionate about capturing the beauty of our natural world.
It was such a privilege to spend time with two breathtaking humpback whales @ladyelliotislandecoresort in the southern Great Barrier Reef While snorkelling, these gentle giants emerged from the deep water and swam around us for over an hour. Certainly an experience I will never forget! #canonaustralia #GreatBarrierReef #LadyElliotIsland #thisisqueensland