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Colorful People of Peru and Ecuador

By | October 27, 2014

It is tough traveling to Peru and Ecuador and not have Machu Picchu or the Galapagos Islands as the iconic images in your mind. Yes, they are spectacular and well deserving of our attention.  

Machu Picchu, Peru (R. Szaro)
Galapagos, Lava Heron with Lava Lizard (R. Szaro)

But once there you are really struck by the people.  Young and old and everywhere in between you are drawn to these people. From the modern dress to the tribal attire with all their colors the variety is amazing.  

Political Rally, Lima, Peru (R. Szaro)
Colorful Costumes, Cusco, Peru (R. Szaro)
Colorful Costumes, Cusco, Peru (R. Szaro)
Tour Participants Relaxing at the Temple of the Sun, Cusco, Peru (R. Szaro)
School Outing, Sacsayhuaman, Cusco, Peru (R. Szaro)
Guinea Pig Lunch at a local family, Cusco, Peru (R. Szaro)

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Bob Szaro

Bob Szaro grew up fascinated by nature and started bird-watching while in grade school. His love of birds has led to travels and research around the world including many trips to Central and South America. His passion for different cultures, natural history and photography has led to his exploring the variety of landscapes found in Costa Rica starting in 1982 from the cloud forests of Monteverde to the dry forests of Guanacaste. Bob retired in 2008 as Chief Scientist for Biology for the US Geological Survey in Reston, Virginia. Bob received a Dual Bachelors Degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology from Texas A&M University (1970), a Masters Degree in Zoology from the University of Florida (1972), and a Doctoral Degree in Ecology from Northern Arizona University (1976). He also completed the Senior Executive Fellows program at Harvard University (1993). Bob currently serves as a consultant to the Smithsonian Institution on biodiversity, climate change, and tiger conservation.

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