Puntal del Tamborero (Aragón region) from Galatzó peak (Balearic islands) / 260 Kms

Moleta del Tosal and Puntal del Tamborero, two peaks of Aragon region sights from Pic de Galatzó (Mallorca)

By Fernando de Angulo
Camera Olympus SP590 UZ
Lens DF (eq.) 676 mm – f./5  1/125 secons. ISO 125
Date August 8th 2016
One hicking for to see a sunset from one summit of Mallorca turned into a contemplation of distant horizons beyond the line of the sea. In Aragón, far away of Valencia region…  May be the first image from these part of Spain from the island.

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Pic de Finestrelles – Pic Gaspard (Ecrins) | 443 km.

[Current world record of distance to distant landscapes.]

Barre des Ecrins at 440 Km from Finestrelles peak

The silhouette of Barre des Ecrins (4102 m) in the middle left of the image, from Pic de Finestrelles (2820 m)  at 440 Km, before the sunrise.  In other pictures, more left other summits a little more far away.

By Marc Bret (member of Beyond horizons team)
Camera Panasonic Lumix FZ72 @ ISO100 – 1/250
Lens zoom integrated 1200 mm – f./2.8
Date July 16th 2016
Portraying the silhouette of the Barre des Ecrins from the most distant possible summit of the Pyrenees and get a new world distance record has been for us the last most recent target. The result is counted in the image.

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Mont Caro – Comaloforno | 203 km.


By Juanjo Diaz de Argandoña
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO200 – 1/320
Lens ED80 APO Refractor Telescope
Date December 26th 2015 – 17:30
Mont Caro is an isolated mountain located very close to the Mediterranean Sea on the East coast of Spain.
Its height has made it famous for its hurricane force winds when a low pressure system comes close to our country and NE winds blow throught the Ebro valley nearby.
In this case, its height allows us to achieve magnificient views during the evening.

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Bieszczady – Pietrosul Rodnei | 216 km.

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By Radoslaw Wierzbinski
Camera Nikon D90 @ ISO800 – 1/15
Lens 70 – 300 @ 300 mm. – f./9
Date December 31st 2015
Another great picture from Radoslaw is what we have here this time. And this is an special picture.
Just because the peak portrayed here is geometrically not visible from the observation point (the highest peak in Poland). That small Romanian peak is appearing due to refraction, that curves the light beams across the atmosphere and allows hidden objects to show as if they were visible.
A great example of how refraction is something to very care about in distant observations.

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Mt. Argentario – Mt. Rotondo | 170 km.


By Fabrizio Giudici
Camera Nikon D5000 @ ISO200 – 1/250
Lens Nikkor AF-N 180 @ 180 mm – f./2.8
Date December 12th 2009
Fabrizio sent us this clear view of Mt. Rotondo at 170 km. on a windy Winter day.
Corse mountains can be seen from Sourthern Toscana when conditions are good, as in this case when wind and usually clear Winter air allowed the snow in the farthest peaks to be clearly seen above Montecristo and Isola del Giglio.
This distant view has been also published on sites as stoppingdown.

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Bieszczady – Łomnica | 183 km.

Tatry z Tarnicy

By Radoslaw Wierzbinski
Camera Nikon D90 @ ISO200 – 1/160
Lens 70 – 300  @ 109 mm. – f./9
Date December 31st 2015
Radoslaw has sent us this amazing picture of Tatra Mountains where all distant peaks covered are shown in an amazing detail, with all ridges and summits perfectly defined and appearing beautifully above the horizon.
This image is a clear example of how snow covered mountains are key for distant obervations, together with a very clear air as the one this picture suggests.

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