A timelapse of hundreds of hot air balloons, including a flying dog, a cow and a pirate ship!

Every year the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta has hundreds of hot air balloons, including many special shapes. These come from around the world to show off what they can do, at the world's largest hot air balloon festival.

As you can see from this stunning timelapse video, the conditions were so perfect that rather than flying in one direction, the balloons were able to go around and around by changing altitude. Perfect for viewing!

Credit to Bryan Snider for the beautiful photography: http://www.bryansnider.com/