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These pictures are in order, as it happened.  The whole thing took 20-30 minutes.

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We’re sitting in our dingy at the mouth of Magdalena Bay.  All is calm.

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A duck stops by. “Nancy would like to see a whale,” I say.

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The duck disappears.  Soon, a Momma and two babies surface.

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Nancy splashes at the front of the dingy. Our motor has been off for quite some time.

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The whales turn towards us.

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“Can I see your babies?” Nancy asks.

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We hear no answer, but Momma swims almost directly underneath us. We can see her clearly.

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Her dive is gentle and smooth.

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Soon the babies file by.

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“You’re so pretty,” Nancy says.

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A sea lion bobs directly in front of us.

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“We are grateful,” I say.  The Sea Lion disappears.

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