Photo of the Day

A hot air balloon is prepared for flight
December 9, 2011

Hot Air Balloon Operator, Turkey

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

Prepping for a balloon ride in Cappadocia, Turkey

(This photo and caption were submitted to the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest.)

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Photograph by Amy Sacka
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