A common fin whale was stranded on a beach in Isla Contoy, in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo.
Dozens of people participated in the rescue, which allowed the whale to be returned to deeper waters.
The fin whales are the second largest animal on Earth, after the blue whale. They can measure 27 meters and weigh 120 tons.
According to the British Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDC), they are able to reach 37km / h, so they have the nickname “sea greyhounds”.