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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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Izola – Eastern Alps | 174 km

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By Milan Bališin
Camera Sony DSC-RX100 @ ISO125 – 1/500
Lens 28-100 @ 100 mm (equiv.)
Date August 15th 2018

Milan has sent us these pictures of the Italian, Austrian and Slovenian Alps, as seen from the beautiful Slovenian village of Izola, very close to Trieste city. The photographs shows us a large portion of this important mountainous area rising directly above the Adriatic sea. In order to better appreciate the distant details, all original full-sized photographs have been cropped.

Some of the most distant or prominent mountains are:

292,7º – Cima Quarazza (2530 m) 174,4 km – Largest distance
294,7º – Cima d’Asta (2847 m) 173,8 km
300,9º – Cimon della Pala (3184 m) 164,3 km
301,2º – Cima della Vezzana (3192 m) 164 km
310,2º – Pelmo (3168 m) 152,9 km
313,7º – Antelao (3264 m) 147 km
333,5º – Hohe Warte/Monte Coglians (2780 m) 132,6 km
008,5º – Triglav (2863 m) 94 km
Thank you Milan for sharing your pictures with Beyond Horizons!

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Breithorn – Monte Viso | 155 km.

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By Tom Sweeney
Camera Canon IXUS 115
Lens Built – In Lens
Date April 14th 2013
Happy New Year!
There is no better way to start this 2018 that with a picture taken from a mountain of more than 4.000 meters!
I would say this is the first image we have like this and the definition os really great.
Monte Viso is a very recognizable mountain in the horizon when the air is clear enough to see it.
Now we wait for the opposite picture, as the view from Monte Viso should be impressive as well!

Serra del Monte – Monte Viso | 158 km.

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By Fabrizio Giudici
Camera Sony a6000
Lens

Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS

Date November 7th 2015
From a nice village in the Apenins Mountains in Italy there is a very over the Alps that can be really beautiful. Our great contributor Fabrizio Giudici is located near this magnificient viewpoint and always tries to find the best possible picture of Europe’s highest mountains.
Here it is a perfect example of that.

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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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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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Bastiments – 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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