Save the whales – one at a time! This young humpback whale was caught in a huge fishing net and drowning when Michael Fishbach, co-founder of The Great Whale Conservancy encountered it. At first, the animal appeared to be dead, yet Fishbach investigated and quickly discovered that the poor creature was tangled. The humans acted fast and what began as a tragedy soon became a thrilling rescue as Fishbach and his crew labored to free the young whale.
The entire encounter was caught on videotape and later narrated by Fishbach himself.
Watch as the whale named Valentina by her rescuers goes from near death to freedom, then rewards her saviours with dozens of magnificent full-body breeches and tail flips.