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Robert Irwin’s bushfire photo sees him nominated for Wildlife Photographer of the Year award

‘So honoured!’ Robert Irwin, 16, nominated for prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award after taking stunning photo of Australia’s devastating bushfires

He’s the enthusiastic wildlife warrior who also has a passion for photography.

And Robert Irwin’s photo of the devastating destruction of the Australian bushfires has caught the attention of London’s Natural History Museum.

The 16-year-old Australian wildlife warrior has been nominated for the People’s Choice Award for Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Star! Robert Irwin (pictured) has been nominated for the People’s Choice Award for Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Recognised: His photo of the devastating destruction of the Australian bushfires (pictured) has caught the attention of London's Natural History Museum

Recognised: His photo of the devastating destruction of the Australian bushfires (pictured) has caught the attention of London’s Natural History Museum

Sharing the exciting news to his Instagram account, Robert wrote: ‘You can now vote for my image, ‘Bushfire’ to be awarded.’

‘So honoured that my work is part of this incredible competition once again this year,’ he continued.

The image was captured by Robert on his DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone, and was taken near the border of the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve in Cape York, Queensland, Australia.

Sharing the exciting news to his Instagram account, Robert wrote: 'So honoured that my work is part of this incredible competition once again this year'

Sharing the exciting news to his Instagram account, Robert wrote: ‘So honoured that my work is part of this incredible competition once again this year’ 

Back in 2018, Robert made headlines after he was first recognised by the prestigious wildlife photography competition. 

Robert’s stunning photo of a huntsman spider devouring a frog was captured at night in a remote swamp on Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland. 

At the time, Robert shared a social media post in which he posed alongside his photograph. 

Award winning shot! Robert was first recognised by the competition in 2018, for his stunning photo of a huntsman spider devouring a frog

Award winning shot! Robert was first recognised by the competition in 2018, for his stunning photo of a huntsman spider devouring a frog

‘So very proud for my photography to be highly commended in the world’s most prestigious wildlife photography competition here in London,’ Robert captioned the photo. 

‘Honoured to be part of the event, among some of the greatest photographers of all time.’

He added: ‘Thrilled that my photo will be part of a gallery going worldwide to hopefully inspire other young people to take up photography and appreciate the natural world.’ 

Proud: At the time, Robert shared a social media post in which he posed alongside his photograph. 'So very proud for my photography to be highly commended' he wrote

Proud: At the time, Robert shared a social media post in which he posed alongside his photograph. ‘So very proud for my photography to be highly commended’ he wrote 

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