Dora the Explorer by Ted Szukalski on September 9th, 2006 at 08:22am dora_the_explorer, mascot, photograph, street photography, Photograph: Dora the ExplorerPhotographer: Ted Szukalski. Dora the Explorer is a popular children character. The photograph of this mascot was taken during the Puma Lap – Corporate Threadmill Challenge. Rachel Is this a licensed character? How can we have her make an appearance at an event?