Spirits Bay/Kapowairua  [New Zealand, 2010]
After a night and day in the lagoon, a fleet of trucks has been assembled at remote Spirits Bay and it's time for the toughest part of the rescue - transferring the animals 50km by road to the calm waters of Rarawa Beach. Here a team of volunteers and Department of Conservation staff guide a whale to the far end of the lagoon, where a digger waits to hoist it onto a truck.