The Alburquergue International Balloon Fiesta is held in October of every year. It is the biggest hot air balloon festival in the world with an average of 750 hot air balloons present. Our winner, Thom Barbour, shot this photo at last year's event.
"The hot air balloon image was taken at the annual Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, NM, held the first week of October every year. I spent two days there and after the first day activities were cancelled due to weather. I got this shot on day two. The image was shot from the ground, but everything aligned in such a way to produce a composition that feels like the viewer is soaring silently above the clouds with the other balloons." -Thom