Location: Rapperswill, Switzerland
Date: June 2014
Photographer: Eric Hobson
University Affiliation: Graduate Student
Home Country: United States
Award: Honorable Mention
"This photo showcases the golden beauty of a rising hot air ballon as it begins its voyage. Rapperswill, Switzerland is known as the city of roses. Just as a rose blooms and sheds her beauty so does this hot air ballon blooming and giving forth its beauty too the sky's."