Robert Irwin's Image

A fire line leaves a trail of destruction through woodland near the border of the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve in Cape York, Queensland, Australia.

The area is of high conservation significance, with over 30 different ecosystems found there, and is home to many endangered species. The fires are one of the biggest threats to this precious habitat. Although natural fires or managed burns can be quite important in an ecosystem, when they are lit deliberately and without consideration, often to flush out feral pigs to hunt, they can rage out of control and have the potential to devastate huge areas.

Behind the lens

Robert Irwin

Robert Irwin


Robert has been passionate about wildlife and conservation for as long as he can remember. He became interested in taking photos when he was about six, and now he takes his camera on all of his travels. His goal is to inspire others to love and respect all wildlife and connect with nature to preserve it for generations to come.

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  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro
  • Hasselblad L1D-20c
  • 0.4 sec at f2.8
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