Faculty Profile - Victor M. Ponce - Travel photos

Dr. Victor Miguel Ponce


Magellan penguin habitat at Cabo Dos Bahías, Patagonia, Argentina.
This secluded area is home to more than 100,000 penguins.

Midafternoon at the island of the Uros, on Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru.
The Uros have lived on the floating island near Puno for more than 1000 years.

Street vendor in Panjim, Goa, Southern India.

A group of guanacos on the plains above the Santa Cruz river valley, in Patagonia, Argentina.

Excavated remains of Nalanda University, in Bihar, India, apparently the oldest in the world, dating back to 400 A.D.

A distinctive petroglyph at the archaeological site of Toro Muerto, near Aplao, Arequipa, Peru. Its age estimated at more than 500 years.

An armadillo, locally called tatu, in action near Mariscal Estigarribia, on the Paraguayan Chaco.

A sculptured pulpit within the remains of the Jesuit mission of Trinidad, in eastern Paraguay.

The Beagle channel, named after Darwin's famous voyage, between the South American mainland and Tierra del Fuego.

Local kids in a street of Chivay, in the Colca valley, Arequipa, Peru.

A great egret (Casmerodius albus) in Lake Catemaco, Veracruz, Mexico.

Loaded burros ready for work near Itapaje, in Ceara, northeastern Brazil.

A woman temporarily resting her daily load of firewood in a street of Bihar, India.

The "palo borracho" or "barriguda" (Ceiba speciosa ravenna), a drought-tolerant tree species in the Paraguayan Chaco.

Along the eastern margin of the Paraguay river south of Porto Murtinho, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

A herd of llamas near Viraco, on the northern edge of the Colca valley, Arequipa, Peru.

A load of desiccated piranhas, ready for market,
on the banks of the Rio Miranda, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

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