During the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, more than 700 ballons may take flight in one day.
Balloons inflate in the early morning hours at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
This cow jumps under the moon at a "glowdeo" during the Balloon Fiesta.
"Special shapes" balloons are a favorite at Balloon Fiesta.
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is the most photographed event in the world.
You'll see plenty of balloons with special shapes, like this one shaped like a stagecoach.
An odd couple mingle at the Balloon Fiesta.
Don't miss the opportunity to see Albuquerque from the gondola of a hot air balloon!
Exhibits at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum showcase the art, science and history of hot air ballooning.
A burst of flame from a propane burner provides the hot air that lifts a ballon high above the city.
Twin bees lift off while holding hands.
Volunteers at the Balloon Fiesta like to dress up for the occasion.
During the Balloon Fiesta's Dawn Patrol, a select few balloons launch before sunrise to test flight conditions.
Experienced pilots like to thrill their passengers with a gentle splash in the wide, shallow Rio Grande.
A balloon takes shape as it slowly inflates.
Thousands of spectators come every year to watch the gentle giants lift off at Balloon Fiesta.
Balloons take flight often at Albuquerque events and festivals.
Balloon flights are available for groups year-round in Albuquerque.
During an evening Balloon Glow, the ballons inflate, but remain anchored.
Balloon Fiesta "Zebras" direct flight schedules and ensure safety in style.
A giant cow balloon inflates among other special shapes at the Balloon Fiesta.