Hot air balloons color the sky above New Mexico.

The annual Balloon Fiesta started on Sunday in the US state of New Mexico. The event was officially scheduled to start on Saturday, but the hundreds of balloons were unable to get into the air due to fog. It is now the 47th edition of the festival that once started with just thirteen balloons.

In New Mexico, hundreds of hot air balloons take off every year from the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park. The event is therefore a must-do for balloon boat enthusiasts. Balloons of all shapes and sizes float across the desert, creating a magical atmosphere that draws thousands of people to the event.