One final photo from the 2015 Midwest Balloon Fest in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Click on image to enlarge  

In a “Hare and Hound” competition, balloonists try to hit the center of a large, 50 foot “x” with a weighted marker tossed from their balloon. ┬áThis balloonist gets ready to “make his mark” as he prepares to toss his weighted marker from up above.