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Balloon Regatta

This picture shows the early morning of the annual Elephant Butte, NM, Balloon Regatta, as the balloons were just about to go up, with the state's largest lake and incredible mountains in the background. Hot air balloons are the ultimate in sustainable travel as they have minimal impact on the environment while providing amazing aerial views, all at a relaxed, slow pace, drifting with the prevailing winds.

TAGS: Mountains, New Mexico, Sustainable Travel, United States

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States of America
Member since 2015
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© Shannon Patrick.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2015
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Filed Under: The American Experience
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 20, 2015, 1:10 p.m.
Camera Make: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera Model: SZ-15,DZ-100
Focal Length: 22.9mm
Shutter Speed: 1/320
Aperture: f5.2
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION Elephant Butte, New Mexico, United States of America