Volunteers from RNLI Peterhead were called out to rescue two boys who were fishing and became trapped by the tide.
The crew were called out at 3.07pm on Sunday by the boys, who had been fishing in the Bullers of Buchan, in North Haven.
They realised the tide had come in and were unable to safely get back to shore.
After getting a 999 call, the RNLI crew launched the Y Boat – a powerful, inflatable boat – which allowed them to get as close to the boys as possible.
After being fitted with life jackets, they were safely taken from the cliffs and back to shore.
Patrick Davidson, deputy coxswain at Peterhead Lifeboat, praised the boys for their smart and swift actions, which resulted in a safe rescue.
He said: “The boys had been out fishing and hadn’t noticed the tide coming in. When they realised they couldn’t safely get back the way they had come they immediately phoned 999.
“This was the right thing to do and because of their quick actions we were able to be on scene straight away and everyone was brought back ashore safely.
“We decided the safest thing to do was to take the boys back to Peterhead Harbour.
“We would urge anyone out walking or fishing near cliffs or rocks to always plan ahead by checking the weather and tide times and carry a means of calling for help.”
The lifeboat returned to her berth at 4pm where she was made ready for service.