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Letting nature take it's course: A baby seal lying near it's dead mother.When I asked the lifeguard about helping the baby, who would most likely die without intervention, I was told that, "The p

Letting nature take it's course: A baby seal lying near it's dead mother. When I asked the lifeguard about helping the baby, who would most likely die without intervention, I was told that, "The policy is to let nature take it's course."

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Date Taken: 06.2010
Date Uploaded: 04.2011
Photo Location: Ventura, California, United States of America
Copyright: © Brianna Hendrix