A humpback whale and its calf were spotted off a beach in North Stradbroke Island in Queensland on Friday morning.
The pair had gotten stuck on a sandbank around 7:30am, according to 9 News.
The calf was filmed nudging its mother as they tried to free her from the sandbank.
The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services (QPWS) were on hand to monitor the whales. But as the tide rose, the whales freed themselves and swam off into deeper water around 8:10am.
If you find an injured or distressed marine animal, call the Organisation for the Rescue and Research of Cetaceans in Australia on 02 9415 3333.