Welcome to Beyond Horizons

Have you ever wondered what is that distant mountain?

Are you a weather fan willing to do state-of-the-art forecasts?

If this is your case, or if you just landed here moved by your curiosity, please have a seat and enjoy the view…  We are Beyond Horizons, the home for the longest distant sights on Earth!

Check it out! Distant sight World Record (443 km in a single picture!)

An amazing world were Geography, Mountaineering, Meteorology and Photography come together to achieve sights that are beyond human imagination and show us how beautiful our planet is.

Want some ideas? Check our list of the longest lines of sight.

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Cantavieja – Comaloforno | 255 km.

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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandoña
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO160 – 1/400
Lens ED80 APO Refractor Telescope
Date December 22nd 2014 – 09:09
Moving moutains, or refration doing its job in long distance pictures.
The above images show the very same mountains on the same day, just separated by a handful of minutes. In this time the layers of air are moving enough to change the direction of the beams of light, thus modifying the layout of the complete view.
As you can see, it almost seems that the mountains are growing in seconds!

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Pto. Navacerrada – Espiguete | 249 km.

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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandoña
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO320 – 1/160
Lens ED80 APO Refractor Telescope
Date February 22nd 2016 – 08:40
One of the traditional lines of sights of Spain, that has been many times captured during the last decades, now has a place in Beyond Horizons as well.
A very cold and windy morning of February, just after the sunrise, the conditions were met to achieve more than 200 kilometers, even though the conditions averall were not so good.
Take a look at the building in the bottom right corner!

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Grignetta – Mont Blanc | 196 km.

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By Adrian Sobczyszyn
Camera Sony HX300
Lens

Built – In Lens

Date September 5th 2017
Here we have a great idea to see the main chain of the Alps from the distance with great results!
And it is even next to the magnificient place of “Lago di Garda”, so double the reason to go there and have a look. It seems it will be impressive to see a clear sunset from there on a good day!
Thank you Adrian for sharing this with us.

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Paglia Orba – Mt. Toulonnais | 260 km.

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By Antoine Mangiavacca
Camera Nikon D600 – 1/60 ISO 50
Lens

500 mm. AI – P (+1.4x +2x)

Date August 12th 2017
Antoine always impresses us with beautiful high quality pictures from the area around Corsica and this time is no exception.
Moreover, this is the first time that we publish an image taken during night time, yet another proof of the incredible visibility and clear air that we had during the last August 12th
We can see below that the same mountains were phtographed during the sunset, at night and during sunrise of the following day (in IR)
Thank you Antoine for sharing with us this views!

 

Reikyavik – Snaeffeljokull | 117 km.

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By Josep Manchado
Camera Nikon D7100
Lens

Sigma Lens @ 500 mm.

Date July 29th 2007
Great start for the new category “Iceland”!
We didn’t have any picture from this beautiful island before, but Josep Manchado has surprised us with this great view of the volcano Snaeffeljokull.
The picture is taken from near Reykyavik at almost sea level. Always impressive when the silhouettes of distant peaks appear above the horizon, and even more when is it more than 100 kilometers away

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Canigó – Barre des Écrins | 412 km.

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Close up on Barre des Ecrins and surrounding peaks
Overall view of Mont Ventoux and Golfe du Lion
By Juanjo Diaz de Argandoña / Marc Bret
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO200 – 2.5 s
Lens ED80 APO Refractor Telescope
Date August 12th 2017 – 06:00
If there is a picture that we always wanted to get is the view from Canigó peak looking North East… The complete chain of the Alpes Maritimes together with Mount Ventoux can be perfectly seen on the horizon.
And left of Mount Ventoux an small line of mountains shows up: Barre des Écrins, one of the greatest lines in Europe at 412 km.
No one could ever imagine that such a picture can be achieved in mid Summer, but August 12 is a day that we will remember forever.
Long before sunrise the brilliant horizon cutted the silhouettes above Golfe du Lion and the challenge was achieved.

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Piemonte, IT – Matterhorn | 183 km.

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By Fabrizio Giudici
Camera Sony Alpha 6000
Lens

FE 70-200 mm F4 G OSS @ 151 mm. – f./6.3

Date November 27th 2015
Here we have an amazing view taken from near the Apennines, in a Natural Park called Parco Naturalle delle Capanne di Marcarolo.
A place with a great potential for distant sights, as it offers a very good position to view over the surrounding mountains: all the Eastern Alps at once!

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