It's that time 'o year again. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta kicked off Saturday in New Mexico, and hundreds of hot-air beauties have taken to the skies for nine straight days of dawn flights, night flights, concerts and (what?!) chainsaw carving.
This is the biggest balloon rally in the world, and the vessels come in all inventive shapes and sizes, from standard striped balloons to giant gaseous versions of Elvis, hummingbirds and Darth Vader.
Instagrammers are going positively nuts-- take a peek, and follow the action on the Fiesta's Instagram location page.