Samatan, FR – Pic de Maubermé | 78 km.

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By David Guenot
Camera Nikon D5500 @ ISO320 – 1/500
Lens 300mm. @ f/11
Date April 10th 2018 – 09:59
Swifts are long distance birds.
They are used to travel around the globe in order to look for the best climate, and in this journey they stay in Africa during Norhern Hemisphere winter months and then travel North once the summer sets.
As you can see in the picture, there are some swifts flying around, what tells us that summer is approaching. Nevertheless, this is the only sign of warm weather, as the mountains still keep the snow longer than ever.
It has been one of the snowiest seasons in the Pyrenees so far, and this fantastic picture from David Guenot shows it very well.
Thanks for sharing!
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El Pueyo – Posets | 76 km.

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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandoña
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO160 – 1/1600
Lens Tamron 150-600mm Di VC USD @ 600 mm.
Date October 29th 2017 – 15:59
Again, El Pueyo.
Again, the Pyrenees.
But there is nothing like being in this small hill aside of the main chain of the mountain ridge, with almost all the main summits clearly visible.
From here, one can see Posets peak (2nd highest in Pyrenees), but also Aneto (the highest) and Monte Perdido (3rd on the run).
Such a fantastic place I will stay for the whole day (with a pair of binoculars).

 

Teide – La Palma | 120 km.

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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandoña
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO200 – 1/1600
Lens Sigma 70 – 300 DG APO @ 70 mm. – f./9
Date April 23rd 2016 – 10:10
There is no surprise here that from Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands in mid – Atlantic, one can see the other six Islands.
Standing at 3.718 meters above sea level, it provides a clear view at over 300 km.
In this case, although no that far, La Palma Island is seen above the tree line, at about 2.000 meters above sea level.

Sierra Nevada – Atlas | 283 km.

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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandoña
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO250 – 1/80
Lens Sigma 70 – 300 DG APO @ 70 mm. – f./9
Date December 29st 2017 – 18:24
For those that know this website for a while, you will notice that this is not the first picture taken from Poqueira refuge, in Sierra Nevada, South of Spain.
This magnificient view was also observed and captured almost (exactly) 5 years ago, from the same place, and at the sime time.
This is a great place to see Africa from Europe, and one of the most beautiful ones.

 

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!

El Pueyo – Monte Perdido | 71 km.

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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandoña
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO160 – 1/800
Lens Tamron 150-600mm Di VC USD @ 250 mm.
Date October 29th 2017 – 15:58
One of the best hills aside the Pyrenees with the best views over the entire chain is located in Barbastro, Huesca.
An small hill, about 150 meters above sea level, provides the elevation needed to watch over the surrounding terrain and have a direct face – to – face view with one of the highest mountains in the Pyrenees.

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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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