"Maximus the Beagle" Hot Air Balloon

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    "Maximus the Beagle" hot air balloon at the annual Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival, floating high over the capital of Canada. (A contact close to Hot Air Ballooning indicates he is affectionately referred to as Max.)

    A well made youtube video of Max being inflated provides an idea of how huge this hot air balloon is: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK9EEuWbrhM

    Max made an unplanned landing on the local expressway shortly after this photo was taken. Here is a video link to Max coming to rest on the highway: www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?in_article_id=64705&am...

    For anyone interested in owning a large inflatable beagle check out this unique opportunity. Carpe diem or "seize the dog" seems to describe this offer :) www.usflagballoon.com/aeromagicpages/beaglead.htm

    Lisa-S, Michael Nika Photography, and 38 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Lisa-S 91 months ago | reply

      I've just been enjoying pictures of the Albuquerquey balloon festival on Mike Jones's stream and wishing I could see something like this. I'll have to look into the Gatineau Festival (which I didn't know existed) next year.

      I like the composition of this with the small balloon in the background of this incredible dog balloon!

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    2. Bobcatnorth 91 months ago | reply

      Lisa, thank you for your kind comments. My sister tells me this is an annual event. This is the first time I saw the balloons - apparently they take off at dawn and in the late afternoon from Gatineau and drift across Ottawa. The event is always on the Labour Day weekend. We drove madly to find a spot where we could capture a few photos, on the way back from a day in Gatineau Park. The dozens of balloons with their various shapes and sizes were very impressive.

    3. Nancleve 91 months ago | reply

      He is cute. I always like to see hot air balloons...very impressive.

    4. DenisGiles 91 months ago | reply

      That is one cool ballon

    5. leuntje 91 months ago | reply

      Prachtig !! :-))
      Thanks for the nice comment ! :-))

    6. Heartlover1717 91 months ago | reply

      Nice shot of Max - he always looks so happy! Thanks for featuring my video, btw!

    7. Mykl Roventine 91 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Really Big Inflatable Things, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    8. crystalglasseyesforyoutogazeinto 87 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Different., and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    9. Lerxst Ohio 86 months ago | reply

      Holy smokes! That is the biggest hot air balloon I've ever seen! That had to be one expensive dog! What a great shot with the other balloon to give a perspective of just how enormous this balloon is! WOW!

      Please add your photo to the Above & On The Ground Group!

    10. Xochitl Castillo 82 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Cotton Candy and Balloons, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    11. Darrell Colby " You Call The Shots " 79 months ago | reply

      Hope Max Does Not Drop Doo, Doo, From The Sky.
      That Would Be A Big Mess !!
      Awesome Shot !!!!

    12. Saveena (AKA LHDugger) 67 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot!

      I found your fantastic picture by searching Flickr for key words. I would be grateful if you would consider adding your wonderful picture to the Impressed By Your Beauty's weekly theme of Things in the Sky.

      And while you are at it, please add your picture to our group pool!

      Impressed by your Beauty!
      ~I SNIFFED out this wonderful image!
      You deserve this nose worthy award!
      Please ADD your Impressively beautiful photo to~

      Impressed by your Beauty! (Invite Only)
      Please tag your photos ImpressedBeauty

    13. Wolfsbeagle 64 months ago | reply

      So Fantastic, very nice

    14. Visions Through My Lens 55 months ago | reply

      So cool!

      Please consider adding it to the Hot Air Balloons Worldwide group.

      Hope to see you there!


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