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Balloon Glow: 2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

(October 12, 2016)—Every year, millions of people gather for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.  Day and night, the spectators enjoy the loud roar of the double burners and the multiple balloons inflated. Balloons of all shapes, colors, and sizes launch each day, displaying their beauty high above the Albuquerque skies.

For many, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is an event that hundreds of thousands of people look forward to each year. Family members, tourists, and children alike, flock the fields of the Balloon Fiesta park, taunting the balloons with their cameras at every turn. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is the largest event of its kind, and for good reason.

Among the grandiose feats accomplished by the annual event, it’s been known as the world’s most photographed event in the world for quite some time. One of the reasons is the Balloon Glow. Each night during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, balloons light up the sky, displaying each one’s unique shape, color, and size. Some are large and bulbous, some are shaped for speed, some are even shaped like your favorite brand’s mascot.


This year, there were many new special shaped balloons introduced. Some of which are photographed below. Until next year, enjoy the following photographs.

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne

2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Balloon Glow / Photo by Zachary Mayne



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