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Robert Irwin just recreated an iconic photo of his dad – and it will blow you away

Steve Irwin’s son Robert has honoured his late father by recreating an iconic photo from 15 years ago.

On Wednesday, the 15-year-old shared a picture of himself feeding a crocodile named Murray at the family's Australia Zoo alongside a photo of his father in the same outfit, tossing food to the croc at the exact same location.

“Dad and me feeding Murray… same place, same croc – two photos 15 years apart,” Robert wrote on the post.

Steve died in 2006 at the age of 44 while filming for the documentary Ocean’s Deadliest near Port Douglas after a stingray struck him.

He is survived by wife Terri and children Bindi and Robert, who have all continued to work with animals and advocate for wildlife conservation. The family now manages the Australia Zoo in Beerwah, Queensland, where they care for more than 1,200 animals and oversee a wildlife hospital.

Bindi, 20, told INSIDER last year that she will continue the work that his father had done. 

“I’ve gotten older, I've realised that I'm able to carry on in his footsteps and make sure that his legacy continues on forever,” she said.

“I really believe that dad is with us every single day, and I think that his spirit lives on in all that we do, and that’s something that I hold really close. Dad was extraordinary. He’ll always be my superhero.”

Scroll through the gallery above to see Robert Irwin's uncanny recreation of his dad's iconic photo.