GINGGAY HONTIVEROS posed serenely for our cover in spite of Istanbul’s chilly autumn weather.
"Travelling allows me to pursue things I am passionate about, including life, adventure, indigenous culture, relationships with people; while capturing scenes in my mind or through a lens, resolving to help the make our natural world a little better one day at a time.”
WHAT TOOK YOU OUT OF YOUR TRAVEL COMFORT ZONE RECENTLY?
Kayaking through the freezing waters of Antarctica was quite an experience. I am relatively comfortable in just about any setting or environment, but the rapid change in weather at a moment’s notice in Antarctica, coupled with high wind and waves, made paddling extremely tough.
I actually thought I would never get back to the ship as we had paddled out quite a distance in open water among icebergs. But would I do it again? Yes.
TRAVELING IS THE BEST CURE FOR...
A cynical mind.
MOST INTERESTING ENCOUNTER WITH A LOCAL?
Being up close and personal with the Masai in Africa and actually having a growling lion just outside my tent make for the most unforgettable – if not nerve- wracking – encounter I’ve had so far.
WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN A TRIP TO?
On my bucket list of musts: diving in the Galapagos and Tubbatha, exploring Chile and Peru, seeing the Artic polar bears, and navigating the Amazon River.
WHAT’S YOUR LATEST, COOLEST TRAVEL DISCOVERY?
I recently took up diving. The underwater world is amazing. I can’t wait to discover more.