Hot air balloons are pretty terrifying contraptions when you think about it. A big balloon with a basket powered by air and fire sounds like a recipe for disaster, but the views once you're up among the clouds is supposedly worth the risk and they also look pretty cool from the ground. During the 41st annual International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, a total of 700 balloons fill the sky over nine days. attended the festival and captured amazing footage which they turned into this stunning timelapse video.

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