Congratulations to our PGE Travel Photo of the Month Contest winners! Every month, PGE Members and Associates may submit photos that align with the month’s theme at the PGE Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/philippineglobalexplorers ) by the 10th of each month.
The Social Media team will shortlist the top 20 finalists and reveal them by the 20th of each month for voting on PGE’s Instagram ( https://www.instagram.com/philippine.global.explorers ). Voting ends on the last Sunday of the month, and the winner and runner-ups are announced at the end of the month based on the photos with the most votes on Instagram.
Winners can claim from a pool of prizes ranging from Airbnbs in Tagaytay and Las Pinas courtesy of Riza Rasco and Rambi Francisco respectively, and Banaue Heritage Hotel stays courtesy of Atty. Jimmy Buhain, an autographed “Gala” hard copy book colored edition from Dondon Bales, a “Bucket List Philippines” hard copy book from the Tourism Promotion Board of the Philippines, and five gift packages of Torrent Cosmeceuticals worth 1,500 Php from Djosa Mae Richards.
October 2022: Theme – Nature
Winner: Ella Martinez
2nd place: Raquel Mogado
This photo was taken in a little village called Meerak in Pangong Lake in Ladakh, India. The name Pangong comes from the Tibetan word, “Pangong Tso”, which means “high grassland lake”. Located at 4,350m, Pangong Lake is the world’s highest saltwater lake.
3rd place: Vern Areola Arzadon
If visiting at the right time (Took this shot at about 3 PM), a large hole in one part of The Khao Luang Cave in Petchaburi, Thailand, allows the sun to stream through. These rays light up the cavern and create a dramatic glow across the whole space; giving off a divine, tranquil, out-of-this-world and also an eerie vibe all at the same time. It sure is a sight to behold and keep, both in your camera and your brain’s memory.