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Robert Irwin, won first prize in the wildlife photographer of the year
A line of fire won the wildlife photographer of the year award.
Robert Irwin, an Australian wildlife photographer, has won the first prize in the wildlife photographer of year people’s choice award contest.
Irwin’s won the competition with 55,486 public votes.
Robert won the award for the image titled ‘ bushfire ‘ .
It was the picture of the devastating Australian Bushfire in 2020 , captured through drone.
The image show a line burning in between the bushes, dividing it in to two parts.
The award winning image was taken near the Steve Irwin wildlife Reserve in cope York, Queensland.
Robert, who just like his father is passionately dedicated to conservation, illustrated to devastation caused by fires in the strikingly area photo.
The 17 year old Robert is the son of Australian wildlife conservationist and icon, the late Steve Irwin.
The Natural History Museum Director ( NHMD) Doug Gurr described Irwin’s image as ,
” String and symbolic “
In his statement Robert said :
- I was ” Incredibly excited ” to win the award.
- I spotted smoke blowing out in the horizon and knew this was something I had to capture.
The wildlife photographer of the year is the largest wildlife photography competition in the world, organised by the natural History Museum.
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