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.