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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Pradollano – La Sagra | 120 km.

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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandona
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO160 – 1/320
Lens Sigma 70 – 300 DG APO @ 300 mm. – f./8
Date March 11th 2016
In a clear day in Sierra Nevada, Spain, enjoying the recent snow, I noticed something rising over the horizon.
A very iconic mountain, La Sagra, was looking at us from 120 kilometers away. It is an isolated mountain with more than 2.ooo meters and a clear view over the rest of the area. Really a good sighting and also a visit worth it!

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Cerro de los Guardas – Veleta | 63 km.

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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandoña
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO100 – 1/640
Lens Sigma 70 – 300 DG APO @ 135 mm. – f./6.3
Date January 5th 2014 – 12:07
Sierra Nevada range is a quite isolated mountain range South of Spain, having some of the tallest mountains in our country.
Its silhouette is always present when reaching Granada, the closest city. Even not being too far, this is how it looks like.

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