Robert Irwin is the spitting image of late dad Steve in new photo

A split image of Robert Irwin and his late father Steve.
Robert bears a striking resemblance to his late father Steve in a new photo he shared on Instagram. Photo: Getty Images, Instagram/robertirwinphotography.

Robert Irwin is looking more and more like his late father, Steve ‘The Crocodile Hunter’ Irwin every day.

In a heartfelt Instagram post, the 15-year-old animal-loving teen shared a pair of near-identical photos of himself and his dad - taken 15 years apart.

The top pic shows Aussie icon Steve feeding a huge crocodile at Australia Zoo - and the bottom one shows his son doing exactly the same thing.

“Dad and me feeding Murray … same place, same croc - two photos 15 years apart,” the young photographer captioned the post.

Both father and son - in matching khaki shorts and shirts - have been captured in the same moment, reaching out to toss a piece of meat into Murray’s open mouth.

Even Murray has managed to re-create his pose from over a decade and a half ago.

Several celebs have jumped into the comments on Robert’s post to share their warm wishes.

“That is awesome!!!!!” wrote Blue Wiggle Anthony Field.

“So special, and so much style mate!” said TV vet Dr Chris Brown.

“Can’t begin to imagine how proud he would be Robert,” The Project host Lisa Wilkinson added.

“Your dad must be overjoyed to see you literally walk in his footsteps,” American actor - and Robert’s rumoured girlfriend - Emmy Perry wrote.

Steve was just 44 when he passed away, following a stingray injury he received while filming the documentary Ocean’s Deadlist at Batt Reef near Port Douglas, on September 4, 2006.

The wildlife conservationist’s wife, Terri, and his children, Robert and Bindi, 20, continue to keep his passion alive today.

Robert’s rumoured new romance

In May this year Robert set tongues wagging when he stepped out with his rumoured new love, Emmy Perry at a gala dinner to honour his late dad.

Emmy, 14, and Robert posed on the red carpet for the LA event, while his mum and sister watched on.

Emmy Perry and Robert Irwin attend the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at SLS Hotel on May 04, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.
Emmy and Robert at the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner in May. Photo: Getty Images.

“Sparks were flying between them,” an onlooker told Woman’s Day.

Like her reported beau, Emmy is a fellow animal lover and even launched her own animal rescue charity at the age of just 11.

She expressed her gratitude at attending the event on Instagram where she called the Irwins an “amazing family”.

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