This is the heartwarming moment a fisherman helped a mother stingray to give birth in southern Thailand.
Ritthichao Chaoaophat caught a pregnant stingray while he was on his boat sailing off the coast of Phang Nga province on June 28.
Ritthichao noticed that the marine creature had a bulding stomach and was struggling to move so took a closer look at it and realised it was trying to give birth.
The kind fisherman helped deliver baby stingrays from the mother after massaging its belly and released the family back into the see.
He said: ‘The mother stingray appeared to be struggling because it had already swallowed the hook. When I found out it was pregnant I decided to free its babies.’