More than 100 feeding adult humpbacks have put on a show to kick off the whale watching season
While their annual migration attracts visitors all along the Far South Coast, photographer David Rogers said the large number seen feeding over the weekend in water near Haycock Point in Ben Boyd National Park was unprecedented during his career.
"It was absolutely insane. it was like sensory overload because you could actually hear and smell them," he said.
"It was a real insight to me as to what it was like in the pre-whaling days."
Merimbula Marina owner Jessica Miller witnessed the weekend's feeding event, and said one passenger on board told her it was the most he had seen working together in his 24 years whale spotting.
"It was an amazing natural wonder. it was amazing to see that number of whales feeding," she said.
"Once you have an encounter you realise they are amazing animals.
"People have a real connection with them."