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Have you ever wondered what is that distant mountain?

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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, home of the longest distant sights on Earth!

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

 

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El Hierro – El Teide | 144 km.

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By Ignasi
Camera Fujifilm Optic 10x
Lens Built – In Lens
Date October 02nd 2012 
Canary Islands are full of good viewing locations.
A volcanic archipelago with high mountains where the horizon is the ocean itself has to bring many options!
Usually is El Teide (3.718 meters above sea level) where usually the pictures are taken from, but if you can see many places from its summit, then the opposite view should also be possible… And here we have one of them.
A fantastic sunrise view of El Teide from El Hierro island, one of the most recent volanic activity.

Teide – La Palma | 120 km.

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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandoña
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO200 – 1/1600
Lens Sigma 70 – 300 DG APO @ 70 mm. – f./9
Date April 23rd 2016 – 10:10
There is no surprise here that from Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands in mid – Atlantic, one can see the other six Islands.
Standing at 3.718 meters above sea level, it provides a clear view at over 300 km.
In this case, although no that far, La Palma Island is seen above the tree line, at about 2.000 meters above sea level.

Samatan, FR – Pic de Soularac | 101 km.

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By David Guenot
Camera Nikon D5500 @ ISO400 – 1/250
Lens Nikon 55 – 300 @ 300mm. f/10
Date October 10th 2017 – 08:32
Here we have a very good picture from our recent contributor David Guenot, showing us the beautiful morning lights over the Pic the Soularac as seen from Samatan, France.
A calm morning on that day provided the very specific conditions that are needed for long distant sights, and the result is impressive.
We  look forward to more pictures from you David!

 

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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La Almolda – PN Posets Maladeta | 140 km.

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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandona
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO100 – 1/640
Lens Sigma 70 – 300 DG APO @ 135 mm. – f./6.3
Date April 03rd 2015
In the village of La Almolda, next to the famous spanish city of Zaragoza, there is an ancient monastery on top an small hill (590 meters above sea level), with some of the greatest short-sight views of the Pyrenees.
From left to right, an overall view of National Park Posts Maladeta, starting with Cotiella peak, then Posets, Perdiguero, and the King of the Pyrenees, Aneto.

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Pico de las Nieves – Teide | 110 km.

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By Charles Troupin
Camera Canon EOS 7D @ ISO100 – 1/500
Lens Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date December 22th 2013
Beautiful image here from Charles, on a fantastic clear day in Canary Islands!
As the author says: “From the summit of Gran Canaria it is frequent to see Tenerife and the Teide (3718 m high). Sometimes when the visibility is very good, one can distinguish more details and colors.
In the pictures, Tenerife islands seems to fly, because the visibility below an inversion layer is strongly reduced.”

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