Using a Mamiya 7 camera loaded with Velvia 50 film, I captured the awe-inspiring grandeur of the Batad Rice Terraces. To reach this remarkable site, one must endure a treacherous 3-hour drive along one of the world's most dangerous roads, followed by a sweltering 5km hike over a mountain pass. But the effort is rewarded with this magnificent view. In the image, notice the intricate stairways that traverse the 2,000-foot cascade of these terraces, a testament to the incredible engineering and agricultural ingenuity of the people of Batad. Photo © copyright by Rich Voninski.