The weekend's mass feeding of humpback whales off the Sapphire Coast was "remarkable" according to a photographer who captured the spectacle with his drone.
Brett Dixon, from Dolphin Cove, said he was watched the congregation of humpback whales build up over the course of the week, but even then never expected the sight that has captivated the country since Saturday.
"I got a couple of shots a week ago when there seemed to be about 40 animals, but they kept gradually building," Mr Dixon said.
"I suspect the numbers were much higher than 100-150 by Monday!
"It's hard to describe - it's hard to comprehend what we were taking in," he said.
"I hope this is a recurring thing and I get to see it again, but at the time it really felt like it was something that was once-in-a-lifetime."
Mr Dixon has been flying and photographing with his drone for two-and-a-half years as well as enjoying beach and landscape photography as a hobby.
He shares his spectacular images on Instagram via the handle @pacific_geo.
Also enjoying the spectacle from the air was Mandy MacLeod, who happened to luck out during a joyflight with Merimbula Air Services on the day.
"Andrew from Merimbula Air Services took us out and around the bay and there were in excess of 100 Whales. A must do for everyone in the Valley. The pilot says he's never seen anything like it either," Ms MacLeod enthused on Facebook.