After Steve Irwin tragically passed in 2006, the Irwin family have continued to maintain his legacy and make him proud.
And this week, his son Robert has done just that with an incredible photo recreation...
Robert Irwin isn't that little boy you might remember.
Now seventeen, he's the spitting image of his dad - as this one photo proves.
He recreated one of Steve's most famous shots today.
And the internet is loving it.
Now, Steve Irwin was an inspiration to everyone who watched him.
via: GettySteve Irwin, often dubbed "The Crocodile Hunter," was an Australian zookeeper, conservationist, and TV personality. He rose to fame with his many wildlife documentaries, including The Crocodile Hunter and The Croc Files.
Irwin introduced many of us to the natural world.
via: GettySteve had a passion and enthusiasm for wildlife and nature like no other. His handling of dangerous animals like saltwater crocodiles (it's a no from me...) and snakes shocked many people across the world. But his main goal was to educate his audience and to show them how we can live peacefully alongside these formidable animals.
He did so much for wildlife conservation.
Steve founded the Wildlife Warriors Worldwide foundation, which protects habitats and wildlife, creates breeding and rescue programs for endangered species, and leads scientific research to aid conservation.
He also owned Australia Zoo in Queensland, which explored new techniques and strategies in the conservation of endangered and extinct wildlife.
His remarkable work has even been recognized by the greats...
Fellow wildlife guru and overall living legend, Sir David Attenborough, has been vocal in the past about his admiration of the late Steve Irwin.
The British TV veteran spoke of his thoughts on Irwin in an interview a few years ago: "Steve Irwin spent a lot of his time and money in nature protection and calling people's attention to the danger the natural world is in, so all credit to him.
"He did it in a way that I wouldn't do it, in fact, he did it in a way that I couldn't do it."
Steve's way with animals was unique and, quite simply, mesmerizing to watch.
GettySo his untimely death in 2006 hit hard. The world went into mourning when the news came in about Steve's tragic death. While filming for the documentary, Oceans Deadliest, in Batt Reef, just off the coast of Queensland in Australia, Steve was stabbed in the chest by a stingray.
The ray struck him several times.
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Though stingray fatalities are extremely rare, the stingray's barb struck Irwin directly in the heart.
The crew reportedly got him back onto the boat and sailed back to shore, but Steve's injuries were too great, and he subsequently bled to death at the scene.
He left behind a wife and 2 children.
via: GettySteve's wife, Terri Irwin, was left to raise their 2 children, Bindi and Robert Irwin, single-handedly. In an emotional interview on the Australian TV show, Ahn's Brush With Fame, Terri recalled the last time that she saw her husband: “I remember him at the airstrip waving goodbye. That was the last time we saw him."
But Terri decided to carry on his legacy.
via: GettyIt's what Steve would have wanted. The surviving Irwins found a way to channel their pain into a perpetual memorial for the husband and father. All 3 of them, to this day, still continue his work at Australia Zoo, and have all devoted their lives to animal conservation and bringing awareness to the causes that were close to Steve's heart.
And his kids really are a chip off the old block.
Fast-forward fourteen years and the kids have followed in their dad's footsteps, becoming eager wildlife conservationists themselves.
Their likeness to their dad is simply uncanny.
Their continued work even earned their dad a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
I’ll remember today forever. Such an emotional moment and beautiful chapter in our lives❤️ https://t.co/J8liezjFJl— Bindi Irwin (@Bindi Irwin)1524782468.0
But it is Robert, in particular, who resembles his dad the most.
Robert was only 2-years-old when his dad passed away yet, despite spending the majority of his life without his father around, he has gone on to not only become the spitting image of Steve, but to also mirror his charisma and passion for wildlife and nature.
We all remember the time that he appeared on the Jimmy Fallon Show...
GettyI may or may not have cried while watching this episode. Though it was so heartwarming to watch Robert educate Jimmy and the audience on an array of different animals, just like his dad had once done.
The resemblance was simply uncanny.
via: GettyRobert's appearance on the show really took us back to Steve's guest appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - He effortlessly replicated his dad's body language and overall charisma.
Robert is now a wildlife photographer.
The teenager runs an Instagram page that is dedicated to both his photography and his other wildlife adventures; he shares his day-to-day life with his followers.
You can see from scrolling down his page that he's good at what he does.
Some of the pictures he shares are incredible!
But he's also never shied away from his heritage.
He's proudly an Irwin, and isn't afraid to show it off.
But one of his latest shots has everybody talking.
He looks exactly like his dad - and it's just so cute!
"I have so many memories of Dad's old motorbike."
"Hanging on to the front with Bindi as we'd ride around the zoo with Dad."
"And now after being in the shed for a few years, it's all fixed up and running again."
"It's so special to be riding it after all this time!"
Steve would be so proud.