19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
A hot-air balloon begins its rise with flame ablaze in Cappadocia

Pinnacles of Cappadocia outlined the background. The pilot introduced a stream of gas to support a flame to heat the air in a hot-air balloon next to mine. As it began to rise, I saw a line of fire emanate from the burner through the bottom of the balloon. The air heated and up it went.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Cappadocia, Türkiye
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Copyright: © Marilyn Adelman