I finally made it to the annual balloon festival held in Albuquerque each fall. It’s one of the biggest weeks of the year for the city and they put on a great show. There were several hundred balloons lifting off each of the two mornings I went and it was a non-stop visual experience. In additional to the photos I was taking, a put together a collection of video clips caught on my camera that gives you a pretty typical look at a morning’s mass ascension.
If you have the National Geographic Wild channel on your local cable, an episode recently aired (airing again February 9, 2014) and is available, at least on Comcast, in the On-Demand section for the show “World’s Deadliest Animals”. The episode “Lady Killers” includes an edited two minutes from about 30 minutes of footage I shot in Denali National Park of a moose defending her two calves from a grizzly. It starts about 7 minutes into the show right after the “Moose” transition. More details are included on the National Geographic website at the link below.http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/worlds-deadliest/episodes/lady-killers/