People across Bristol have woken up to the sight of hot air balloons flying across the city.
The balloons floated across the sky as part of the launch of the 2016 Bristol Balloon Fiesta, described as Europe's largest annual meeting of hot air balloons.
-- Tom Brook (@_TomBrook) August 5, 2016
-- BristolBalloonFiesta (@bristolballoon) August 5, 2016
The day got off to a busy and fiery start - it takes a lot of work to send that many balloons into the air.
-- Anthony Ward (@Anth0ny_Ward) August 5, 2016
-- Dave GranPaPa Milks (@davepapamilks) August 5, 2016
But it was worth it for the sight of the balloons flying across the clear and sunny sky.
-- Dani Andres (@Dani_in_Bristol) August 5, 2016
This year's Bristol Balloon Fiesta takes place from Thursday August 11 to Sunday August 14.