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Robert Irwin wins Wildlife Photographer Of The Year People’s Choice Award for bushfire photo

Robert Irwin, 17, wins Wildlife Photographer Of The Year People’s Choice Award thanks to his jaw-dropping image of Australian bushfires

Robert Irwin has won the coveted Wildlife Photographer of The Year People’s Choice Award for his incredible photo of Australia’s bushfires.

The 17-year-old shared the exciting news on Wednesday, and noted that his image was a reminder of the human impact on the nature. 

His photograph showed the stark contrast between charred trees and an unsullied green forest, divided by a line of fire down the centre. 

Exciting news: Robert Irwin, 17, (pictured) won the coveted Wildlife Photographer of The Year People’s Choice Award for his incredible photo of Australia’s bushfires on Wednesday  

He wrote: ‘I am incredibly excited to officially announce I have won the Wildlife Photographer of The Year People’s Choice Award. 

‘For me, nature photography is about telling a story to make a difference for the environment and our planet.

‘I feel it is particularly special for this image to be awarded, not only as a huge personal honour but also as a reminder of our effect on the natural world and our responsibility to care for it,’ he added.

Incredible: Robert's His photograph showed the stark contrast between charred trees and an unsullied green forest, divided by a line of fire down the centre

Incredible: Robert’s His photograph showed the stark contrast between charred trees and an unsullied green forest, divided by a line of fire down the centre

The young Wildlife Warrior went on to thank those who voted, as well as fellow photographers who were shortlisted and finalised in the competition.

He added: ‘I feel so humbled to win this award among some of the greatest nature photographers in the world. 

Robert’s win comes after he recently landed himself in hot water with his heavily pregnant sister Bindi after making an embarrassing gaffe during a live TV.

Thoughtful: He said the image also serves as a 'reminder of our effect on the natural world and our responsibility to care for it'

Thoughtful: He said the image also serves as a ‘reminder of our effect on the natural world and our responsibility to care for it’ 

'I am in so much trouble':

‘I am in so much trouble’: Robert’s win comes after he recently landed himself in hot water with his heavily pregnant sister Bindi after making an embarrassing gaffe during a live TV.  During an interview on Sunrise he said Bindi was ‘massive now’

His mother Terri, 56, talked about how overjoyed they were about Bindi and her husband Chandler Powell’s impending arrival, but Robert made a passing comment that had everyone in stitches.

‘She’s massive now,’ he declared, as his mother jokingly punched him in the arm. 

In an attempt to save himself from the embarrassing remark, Robert added: ‘Like, in a good way. It’s special.’ 

Later, co-host Samantha Armytage told Robert that he was in ‘so much trouble’ with Bindi for his on-air gaffe.

Hilarious: In an attempt to save himself from the embarrassing remark, he added: 'Like, in a good way. It's special.' Robert, who was still flushed with embarrassment, agreed, saying: 'I'm in so much trouble!'

Hilarious: In an attempt to save himself from the embarrassing remark, he added: ‘Like, in a good way. It’s special.’ Robert, who was still flushed with embarrassment, agreed, saying: ‘I’m in so much trouble!’

It's a girl! Bindi and her husband Chandler Powell announced their baby news in August 2020 and revealed their are expecting a daughter the following month

It’s a girl! Bindi and her husband Chandler Powell announced their baby news in August 2020 and revealed their are expecting a daughter the following month 

Robert, who was still flushed with embarrassment, agreed, saying: ‘I’m in so much trouble!’

Elsewhere in the interview, Terri mentioned that Bindi is due to give birth next month.

Bindi and Chandler announced their baby news in August 2020 and revealed their are expecting a daughter the following month.

The young couple were married on March 25 in a makeshift ceremony at Australia Zoo, just before the Covid-19 lockdown took effect.

Just married: The young couple were married on March 25, in a makeshift ceremony at Australia Zoo, just before Covid pandemic lockdown

Just married: The young couple were married on March 25, in a makeshift ceremony at Australia Zoo, just before Covid pandemic lockdown

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