|Karikari Beach [New Zealand, 2010]|
The first of 13 whales to
survive first the stranding, then more than 24 hours high and dry on the
beach, is lifted onto a trailer padded with hay. Rescuers believe
re-floating the whales in the sheltered waters of Maitai Bay, on the other
side of the peninsula, has a greater chance of success. The hill in the
background is the extinct volcano Puheke.