Aerial fight caught on film over Jervis Bay. Photos.

Every so often, as a photographer, you capture one of those photos.

As soon as you take it you know you have something special.

Vincentia resident Corinne Le Gall has had one of those moments.

While shooting at Jervis Bay recently she managed to capture a dramatic scene as two whistling kites took on a juvenile white bellied sea eagle in a battle of the skies over a captured leather jacket.

Mrs Le Gall, an avid amateur photographer who has a passion for Jervis Bay, was shooting at Plantation Point when the trio played out their battle in front of her.

“One of the birds had fished a leather jacket out of the bay and the other two then did battle with it trying to steal the capture,” she said.

“I spent a couple of hours there photographing and watching them.”

The result, close to 1200 spectacular photographs.

“It was amazing. An incredible aerial show, they were coming in underneath each other trying to grab the fish. They were spinning and flipping, trying to snatch the catch,” she said.

“At one stage, one of the birds was flying in upside down, while at another time it was like the birds were flying in backwards.

“It was an amazing experience.”

Mrs Le Gall was using a Canon 5D Mark III camera with a 400mm lens, shooting at an aperture of 5.6.

A resident of Jervis Bay for 25 years she says she has a passion for the area and its environments.

“It is such a special place,” she said.

“I love everything about it. Its nature, flora, fauna and landscapes.

“A great place to photograph.”

Mrs Le Gall is already off on her next adventure in South Africa, where she wants to photograph the “big five” - lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino.

She will also take to the water and try to photograph great white sharks from a cage off the South African coast.

In August she will travel to Kenya and Botswana to pursue her passion.

Being on the spot to photograph those special moments is nothing new for Mrs Le Gall , in February she captured a rare view of the Aurora Australis, or the southern lights, over Jervis Bay.

On that occasion Mrs Le Gall used her Canon 5D Mark III with a 16-35mm lens and a 20 second time exposure to capture the spectacular lightshow.

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