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!

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

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1. Ultra long distance pictures around the globe:

Currently Word Record of distant photography to landscapes ground to ground.Current World Record of distant Photography: 443 km.

2. Beautiful and distant sunrises:

1bThe most distant sunrise we have ever captured: 388 km.

 

3. Some closer look breathtaking landscapes:

panol.jpgOrtler massif as seen from Reschenpass, Austria – Germany

 

4. Pristine silhouettes backed by the setting sun:

canigoPic du Canigó in the distance captured by Antoine Mangiavacca

 

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

Do not forget to send us your pictures of distant sights… the best will be published on the page each month!

 

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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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Plomb de Cantal – Mont Blanc | 332 km.

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By Yves Courtel
Camera Nikon D90 @ ISO250 – 1/4
Lens

NikonLens @ 300 mm. – f./11

Date November 1st 2015
Thank you Yves Courtel for showing us this beutiful picture of one of the very best mountains in Europe: Mont Blanc.
Target in our mountaineering life for may of us, now we can see this peak from as far as 332 km., as seen from the summit of Plomb du Cantal, in the central France massif.
Crystal clear view and perfect atmosphere! Who know how far it could go if some more peaks were shown in the horizon!
As Yves quotes: “It was a perfect day, with the mountains showing up half hour before sunrise. The mountains dissapeared once the sun rose.”
For those trying to reach this summit for a similar view, it is easy to access through a 1:45 hours hike.

Bastiments (Pyrenees) – Gulf of Lyon, Alps and Mont Ventoux | 436 km.

Winter Morning view of the Alps
Photograph achieved in a day of great transparency, from the Bastiments with little focal length to frame some silhouettes of the Alps and Ventoux behind of the Gulf of Lion, in complete daylight.
By Marc Bret
Camera Panasonic Lumix FZ72 @ ISO100 – 1/125
Lens Nikkor AF-N 180 @ 187 mm – f./5.5
Date February 21th 2016   11:06 am
Getting to see the Alps from the Pyrenees seemed an extremely difficult goal a few years ago.  No photos existed, or at least were not published. Achieving it in complete daylight without the help of the alignment of the sun or the dawn screen effect still seemed more difficult.

Alps sectors with more zoom, and a little over contrasted, to ease the view of the details.  One album with other pics of that day can be found here. The panoramic simulation of Ulrich is available here. The Doigt de Dieu was the most distant summit and the World Record for distant pictures until July of the same year. Currently World Record is from  another summit of the Pyriness although in this case with a contemplation before the sunrise.

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Westport, WA – Mt. Rainier | 178 km.

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By Patrick
Camera Canon Rebel
Lens

Canon Lens @ 200 mm.

Date November 30th 2014
Impressive and clear picture of Mt. Rainier, elevating to 4.392 meters above sea level, captured from almost this very same sea level. 
It is always a very good sign of a clear atmosphere when such a picture can be taken so close to the ground.
Thank you Patrick for sharing with us this picture!

Turó de l’Home – Illes Medes | 72 km.

By Marc Bret
Camera Panasonic Lumix FZ72
Lens Panasonic Lumix FZ72   f/5.9-1/800
Zoom eq: 214 mm
Date June 15th 2017 – 07:06
Ses Illes Medes, are a small archipelago of the Costa Brava (Catalonia-Spain) and a protected reserve of marine fauna.

From the highest point of the Massís del Montseny (1706 m) the distance is not very long, only about 72 Kms, but often poor visibility does not allow them to be seen. On this occasion however, there was a great ally: The reflection of the sun in those just moments influenced the waters around them and the occasion could not be let out.

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