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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Two hot air balloons at the annual Albuquerque Balloon Festival.

This photo shows two hot air balloons drifting through the clear skies of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Before visiting the land of enchantment, I had never seen a hot air balloon in person, much less a hot air balloon flying. As I watched the many balloons of the festival take flight into the sky, I grabbed my camera and found these two flying perfectly beside one another, traveling to destinations unknown.

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Date Taken: 10.2013
Date Uploaded: 06.2015
Photo Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
Copyright: © Sommer O'Brien