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Have you ever wondered what is that distant mountain?

Are you a weather fan willing to do state-of-the-art forecasts?

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, the home for the longest distant sights on Earth!

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

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1. Ultra long distance pictures around the globe:

Currently Word Record of distant photography to landscapes ground to ground.Current World Record of distant Photography: 443 km.

2. Beautiful and distant sunrises:

1bThe most distant sunrise we have ever captured: 388 km.

 

3. Some closer look breathtaking landscapes:

panol.jpgOrtler massif as seen from Reschenpass, Austria – Germany

 

4. Pristine silhouettes backed by the setting sun:

canigoPic du Canigó in the distance captured by Antoine Mangiavacca

 

Want some ideas? Check our list of the longest lines of sight.

Do not forget to send us your pictures of distant sights… the best will be published on the page each month!

 

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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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Mont Caro – Comaloforno | 203 km.

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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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