Hot Air Balloon Pictures

    A series of pictures, in chronological order, from a hot air balloons air show. There were many balloons there, but these pictures tell the story of the most interesting and most beautiful ones.

  1. Cottage house balloon - a yellow hot air balloon shaped and colored as a cottage house with red windows and flowers.

  2. Noah's Ark balloon - a large hot air balloon shaped and colored as Noah's Ark, including many animal shapes as part of the balloon.

  3. Noah's Ark near a cliff 1 - noah's Ark balloon floating very close to a large rocky cliff. Will it collide ?.

  4. Noah's Ark near a cliff 2 - a wider angle picture showing how close Noah's Ark balloon was to the large cliff.

  5. Noah's Ark near a cliff 3 - noah's Ark floating just inches over the top of the cliff.

  6. Noah's Ark over a cliff - noah's Ark floating just over the top of the cliff. From the picture it looks as if it landed on it, but it kept floating.

  7. Noah's Ark in the sky - finally, Noah's Ark hot air balloon cleared away from the cliff and gathered altitude under the clear blue early morning sky.

  8. The flying cottage house 1 - the cottage house balloon floating overhead, surrounded by rocky cliffs.

  9. The flying cottage house 2 - the cottage house balloon float dangerouly close to the top of the cliff.

  10. Colorful balloon 1 - the colorful hot air balloon had the normal balloon shape and it also floated near the cliff, but unlike the flying cottage house and Noah's Ark, it failed to pass the cliff..

  11. Colorful balloon 2 - the colorful hot air balloon hovering over a protruding piece of rock that looks like a natural launchpad.

  12. Emergency landing - the colorful hot air balloon failed to gather altitude and had to land just next to the cliff while it could, to avoid collison. It fired its burners just before landing to soften the landing.

  13. Inside view - this is how a fully inflated colorful hot air balloon looks like from below, from the pilot's basket.

  14. Burners firing - a close up view of a hot air balloon's gas burners firing bright flames into the inflated balloon in order to it give more lift for taking off again.

  15. To the moon - safely away from the rocky cliff and gathering altitude fast in its second flight, the colorful hot air balloon then climbed towards the white moon very high above it.

  16. Noah's Ark returns - later, the Noah's Ark hot air balloon returned, passing just above the rocky cliffs before heading for landing.

  17. Noah's Ark overhead - noah's Ark hot air balloon floating overhead before landing.

  18. Noah's Ark landing - noah's Ark hot air balloon prepares to land next to another hot air balloon.

  19. The colorful balloon - the colorful balloon returns, passing overhead with its burners firing.

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