Posted: 21:37 GMT, Dec. February 2021 | Updated: 01:59 GMT, Jan. February 2021

Robert Irwin won the coveted People’s Choice Award for Wildlife Photographer of the Year for his incredible photo of Australian bushfires

The 17-year-old shared the exciting news on Wednesday, noting that his picture is reminiscent of the impact humans have on nature

His photo showed the stark contrast between charred trees and an unpolluted green forest, separated by a line of fire in the middle

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

He wrote, ‘I’m incredibly excited to officially announce that I have won the People’s Choice Award for Wildlife Photographer of the Year

For me, nature photography is about telling a story that makes a difference to the environment and our planet

“I find it particularly special that this image is presented not only as a great personal honor, but also as a reminder of our impact on the natural world and our responsibility to ensure it,” he added

Incredible: Robert’s photo showed the stark contrast between charred trees and an unpolluted green forest divided by a line of fire in the middle

The young wildlife warrior thanked the voters as well as the other photographers who were shortlisted and finalized in the competition

He added, ‘I am so humbled to win this award among some of the greatest wildlife 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 while watching live TV

Thoughtful: He said the picture also serves as a “reminder of our impact on the natural world and our responsibility to take care of it”

‘I’m in such big trouble’: Robert’s victory comes after recently landing himself in hot water with his heavily pregnant sister Bindi after making an embarrassing gape while watching live TV. During an interview on Sunrise, he said, Bindi is “massive now”

His mother Terri, 56, talked about how overjoyed they were with the imminent arrival of Bindi and her husband Chandler Powell, but Robert made a passing comment that left everyone in the lurch

To save himself from the embarrassing remark, Robert added, “In a good way, it’s special ‘

Co-host Samantha Armytage later told Robert that he had “so much trouble” with Bindi because of his on-air gaffe

Hilarious: To save himself from the embarrassing remark, he added, “It’s special in a good way,” 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, announcing that they are expecting a daughter next month

Bindi and Chandler announced their baby news in August 2020, announcing that they are expecting a daughter next month

The young couple married on 25 March in a makeshift ceremony at Australia Zoo just before the Covid-19 lockdown went into effect

Just married: The young couple was married on 25 Married March in a makeshift ceremony at Australia Zoo shortly before the Covid pandemic lockdown

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