Humpback Whale’s Amazing Rescue Caught on Tape (VIDEO)


Michael Fishbach, co-founder of the Great Whale Conservancy, was photographing whales in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez when he and his crew came upon a young humpback drifting in the water.

At first, the animal appeared to be dead, yet Fishbach investigated and quickly discovered that the poor creature was tangled in a fishing net. The humans had to act fast; 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 this amazing story unfold in the video below:

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Photo credit: Natalie Lucier


William C
William Cabout a year ago


W. C
W. Cabout a year ago

Thank you for sharing.

Randy W.
Randy W7 years ago

I watched this video without sound, and it brought tears to my eyes. She was so happy to be freed, and her majesty is just so beautiful!

Cheryl B.
Cheryl B7 years ago

amazing... thanks

Lauren Tebo
Lauren Tebo7 years ago

Amazing video! It's so wonderful that they got her free and that she put on a beautiful display. God bless those lucky members for being in the right place at the right time!

Nancy L.
Nancy L7 years ago


lis Gunn
lis Gunn7 years ago

What a wonderful and inspiring story. Thank you Michael and friends. You did the world a magnificent turn by saving this magnificent creature,

paul d.
paul d7 years ago

thankyou for one life saved, everthing matters, all there is ,is love

jessica w.
jessica w7 years ago


Colleen S.
Colleen S7 years ago

This is an amazing story! I feel inspired after watching it. Thank you for saving that awesome creature. I'm positive that her "show" was her way of saying, "Thank you!!!"