Montsec d’Ares – Moncayo | 218 km.

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By Josep Manchado
Camera Nikon D7100
Lens 400 mm.
Date December 07th 2017 
Sunsets are, for us, always a synonym of clear views.
When standing on a summit, with a clear horizon (geographically speaking) around you, there is always a chance to capture long distance sights when the sun is going down.
Just after it dissapears, and for only some minutes, special conditions on illumination and refraction allow for clearer views.
As in this case, a whole view of the main summits of Northern Spain unfolds on sunset.
Josep summarizes this view as follows: at sunrise, there was not only a clear view of the Pyrenees (from Andorra to Panticosa) but also Moncayo peak was visible, in the “Sistema Iberico”, at 218 km. away.
“A la puesta de sol, además de una visión del Pirineo que abarcaba desde las montañas de Andorra hasta los picos del Infierno en Panticosa, se veia la Sierra del Moncayo, en el Sistema Ibérico, a 218 kms de distancia.”
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Mont Caro – Aneto | 205 km.

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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandoña
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO200 – 1/3200
Lens ED80 APO Refractor Telescope
Date December 26th 2015 – 17:30
205 kilometers is such a distance that, when you are able to see though it, it seems like magic.
Ridges, snow caps, summits… Every detail in this picture is almost perfectly visible as a high pressure system set over northern Spain, allowing this clear views on sunset.
That day, not only Aneto was visible, but also Monte Perdido and Comaloforno.

Gran Ballon – Mont Blanc | 230 km.

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By Ekki Plicht
Camera Canon EOS 50D @ ISO200 – 1/25
Lens EF 70-200 L IS @ 200mm. + 2x
Date November 1st 2015 – 07:10
Mont Blanc is always an iconic mountain.
Regardless of whether you are travelling by plane, by car next to Chamonix or doing some trekking 200 kilometers away, it is always a shape to recognize in the horizon, and even more when the day is as clean as this one here.
Beautiful details around the peak we can see in this image: while the surroundings are still covered with shadows, the summit as already met the sun and its orange colors are starting to fill the picture.
I now wonder how amazing it would had been to see this scene from the very summit that day.

Mont Caro – Monte Perdido | 210 km.

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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandoña
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO160 – 1/800
Lens ED80 APO Refractor Telescope
Date December 26th 2015 – 17:25
Even with not the perfect conditions, Monte Perdido is always a landmark in the horizon when trying to see the Pyrenees from a long distance.
It is a mountain that can be easily seen from Spain, but that is almost hidden behind other high peaks when is seen from France. This may be the reason for its name, as Monte Perdido is Spanish means “Lost Mountain”.

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Pto. Navacerrada – Espiguete | 249 km.

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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandoña
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO320 – 1/160
Lens ED80 APO Refractor Telescope
Date February 22nd 2016 – 08:40
One of the traditional lines of sights of Spain, that has been many times captured during the last decades, now has a place in Beyond Horizons as well.
A very cold and windy morning of February, just after the sunrise, the conditions were met to achieve more than 200 kilometers, even though the conditions averall were not so good.
Take a look at the building in the bottom right corner!

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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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Monteburo – Velebit Mts. | 201 km.

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By Daniele Prioli
Camera Canon EOS 400D
Lens 300 Milimeters
Date November 06th 2007
Entering in the very honored category of 200+ km for just a thousand meters here we have this impressive image from Daniele, covering a lot of distance even from almost sea level!
Danielle quotes: “Picture taken before the sunset from Monteluro at the height of 189 meters, of Velebit Mountains approx 200 KM over the Adriatic sea with a perfect clear sky due to Bora wind.”

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