Perú: Perros

Denver Based Photographer David Hilgier

Many of the cities we visited in Perú had a large indigenous population of man’s best four legged friend. While the sun beats down on Perú’s vast landscape, they mingle seamlessly into the day’s happenings and while the country sleeps they occupy the temporary ghost towns as if they were their own. Some roam the streets in contemplative solidarity while others find solace and power in their haphazardly assembled canine posses. While some fight amongst themselves, others were too preoccupied sniffing and humping. All seem to possess an innate ability to navigate the continual chaos of Peruvian streets and traffic patterns. Most wear the miles passed under their paws on the melancholy expressions exhibited on their faces. These are a few of my favorites from Perú’s second population.

Above: Perro de Andahuaylillas

Denver Based Photographer David Hilgier
Perro de Cusco

Denver Based Photographer David Hilgier
Perro de Pukara

Denver Based Photographer David Hilgier
Perro de Camana

Denver Based Photographer David Hilgier
Perro de Paracas

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