14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Koshare Balloon, Gallup New Mexico USA, at The International Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque, Oct 2, 2016.
Four Corners is not known for being Eco-friendly with hole in ozone observable from space. That said, (with electric power changing from coal to cleaner burning natural gas) the Gallup origin, and Navajo Nation, selected a Hopi design with Koshare sponsoring the balloon. Interestingly, the clouds elsewhere are nowhere in this photo. It was best of the day, I believe, for capturing the famous blue hue that is "New Mexico True". It's the air that makes the State livable. The balloon floats like a feather in Father Sky. Congrats to Koshare.
© Robert Medina.
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