An injured dolphin is being cared for after being rescued on Tai Mueang beach in Phang-nga on Tuesday.
National park and marine officials were notified by locals that the dolphin had been found on the beach.
Lacerations were found on the bottlenose dolphin, which measured 180-centimetres long and 10cm wide.
The mammal had been unable to flop back into the sea because of strong winds and onshore waves, conditions that it was too weak to overcome.
The dolphin is now being cared for at the Phang Nga Aquaculture Research and Development Centre, where it will get love and treatment before being released back into the Andaman Sea.