Spectacular images were snapped on Thursday in Afre Beach, also known as Las Coloradas Playa Blanca.
In them a group of pilot whales swim very close to the edge of the beach, causing a stir among tourists and residents who were there. Bathers did not hesitate to help the troubled whales.
Vidal Martin the president of the Society for the Study of Cetaceans arrived at the scene and along with tourists and residents they formed a kind of human chain in the water to prevent the pilot whales from beaching.
Images by diver Natasha Maksymenko
It is estimated that there were between 12 to 20 lying stranded.
Vidal Martin said that there is still a risk that others may get stranded on the beach and is appealing for vigilance - call 112 626 649 984