Hundreds of hot air balloons take to the skies : Video

Hundreds of hot-air balloons take to the skies each year in early October for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the largest event of its kind in the world.

In this time-lapse, filmmaker Joel Schat captures highlights from the nine-day event, from the illuminating glow of the balloons before dawn to festivities after the sun has set.

The video was originally published by Roadtrippers, a multimedia platform inspiring adventurers to plan road trips to destinations and events like this one.

It is one of our favourites, we hope you enjoy it too!

Wouldn’t it be grand to see an event like this taking place in in Australia at some point. Image a large fiesta of hot air balloons flying over Tasmania’s beautiful countryside.

Jamie Buttigieg