The Farthest Sights ever captured

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In our daily life, the horizon is usually a translucid distant line, where objects get dim after a short distance.

Imagine all things affecting visibility: Geometry, Meteorology: Air Pollutants, Atmospheric Physics… It may seem complex, but from time to time conditions arrange so that we can see farther than usual.

And there are moments where we can see longer than anyone else has seen before.

It requires a great deal of coincidence for all possible parameters to allign so that we can see ultra distant objects. Deep knowledge, precise planning and perfect execution are also in the game.

It is not easy to reveal those distant landscapes, but the result is absolutely worth it.

It makes us feel lucky to be there. Photographers are lucky to be there. And is also of big responsibility.

They are the only ones out there, with the beautiful task to capture this moments, and give them to the world to admire.

This is our collection of the farthest shots ever captured.

Let us know if you have managed to beat the record: In Beyond Horizons we aim at being the worldwide check for any new World Record attempt. 

443 km

Finestrelles, Pyrenees to Pic Gaspard, Alps

M. BRET

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https://beyondhorizons.eu/2016/08/03/pic-de-finestrelles-pic-gaspard-ecrins-443-km/

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In Flight Pictures – Mont Blanc

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montb.jpgMont Blanc over the cloud tops just a few minutes before sunrise – The moment of best visibility
By Ramon Ibarz
Camera Nikon D90 @ ISO1000 – 1/250
Location Over Bourdeaux
Date August 22nd 2017 – 06:40

When we launched the In Flight picture category, we never thought to find something that impressive.

On groung to ground pictures, more than 300 km. is considered as an exceptional sight, but here we are talking about more than 500 km.
Absolutely a distance that is difficult to imagine.
On the Author’s words:
This photo was taken from a plane, flying over West France, near Bordeaux, 15 m. before the sun rises.
I used Generate a Panorama web, to identify the mountains and calculate the distance to Montblanc, aprox. 538 Km. away.
With the naked eye the MontBlanc highligths in the horizon.
This kind of photos could only be taken few minutes before the sun rise.

Canigó – Barre des Écrins | 412 km.

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Close up on Barre des Ecrins and surrounding peaks
Overall view of Mont Ventoux and Golfe du Lion
By Juanjo Diaz de Argandoña / Marc Bret
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO200 – 2.5 s
Lens ED80 APO Refractor Telescope
Date August 12th 2017 – 06:00
If there is a picture that we always wanted to get is the view from Canigó peak looking North East… The complete chain of the Alpes Maritimes together with Mount Ventoux can be perfectly seen on the horizon.
And left of Mount Ventoux an small line of mountains shows up: Barre des Écrins, one of the greatest lines in Europe at 412 km.
No one could ever imagine that such a picture can be achieved in mid Summer, but August 12 is a day that we will remember forever.
Long before sunrise the brilliant horizon cutted the silhouettes above Golfe du Lion and the challenge was achieved.

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Pic de Finestrelles – Pic Gaspard / Ecrins | 443 km.

Current World Record of distant landscape photography

bp1410102-mbret.jpgBarre des Écrins (4.102 m) is in the middle left of the image.
Taken from Pic de Finestrelles (2.820 m)  at 440 Km, before sunrise.
In the rest of the pictures, another summits can be seen further away.
By Marc Bret (Beyond Horizons team)
Camera Panasonic Lumix FZ72 @ ISO100 – 1/250
Lens Integrated Zoom @ 1200 mm – f./2.8
Date July 16th 2016
Portraying the silhouette of the Barre des Ecrins from the most distant possible summit of the Pyrenees and get a new World Distance Record has been for us the last most recent target. The result is counted in the image: a view from Pic de Finestrelles (2.820 m.) to the Alps.

Want to try yourself? Don’t forget to check our reccommended cameras!

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Puy de la Seche – Pic de l’Infern | 403 km.

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By Joseph Mordelet
Camera Canon Eos 1100d
Lens zoom sigma 70/300 à 300mm – f/7.1 – 1/200 – ISO 100
Date January 6th 2015 – 17:30

The farthest sunset ever captured!

The silhouette of the Canigó massif and Pic de Prats de Bacivers (Pyreness) in front of the sun with a superior mirage effect .
It’s probably currently the farthest sharp photo (*1) of a horizon made from another land point and and possibly also the most distant setting sun photographed. In this regard it’s a new world record.

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