Bastiments (Pyrenees) – Gulf of Lyon, 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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Have you ever wondered what is that distant mountain?

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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

 

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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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Westport, WA – Mt. Rainier | 178 km.

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By Patrick
Camera Canon Rebel
Lens

Canon Lens @ 200 mm.

Date November 30th 2014
Impressive and clear picture of Mt. Rainier, elevating to 4.392 meters above sea level, captured from almost this very same sea level. 
It is always a very good sign of a clear atmosphere when such a picture can be taken so close to the ground.
Thank you Patrick for sharing with us this picture!

Djebel Toubkal – Djebel Siroua | 50 km.

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11.jpgOverview to the South from Toubkal Summit with Anti Atlas range in the middle
12.jpgCloseup to Djebel Siroua
By Juanjo Diaz de Argandona
Camera Nikon D5100
Lens Sigma 70 – 300 DG APO @ 300 mm. – f./8
Date March 24th 2016
Today we go to a different continent to continue going on with our distant landscapes. Maybe not into the mark of the +100km. but the definition and clearness of this image absolutely deserves to have a place on Beyond Horizons. After a long way up to my first 4.000 meters peak, Anti Atlas is shown magnificient in the horizon.

 

Punta Arenas – Mt. Sarmiento | 145 km.

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By William Burns
Camera Fujifilm Finepix S4900
Lens Built – In
Date October 17th 2016
We are on a rush of fantastic pictures from sea level with this one taken in South America… 145 kilometers of pure clear air to a glacier peak next to Magellan strait.
William describes the picture as follows: “I was fortunate enough to be on the waterfront of Punta Arenas on a clear day. This is the view South over the Strait of Magellan to Monte Sarmiento. I could also see other peaks from the Cordillera Darwin further away to the South East but I cannot identify them as yet, Monte Darwin is 202kms from Punta Arenas.
Excellent site by the way.
Regards
William”

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La Almolda – PN Posets Maladeta | 140 km.

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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandona
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO100 – 1/640
Lens Sigma 70 – 300 DG APO @ 135 mm. – f./6.3
Date April 03rd 2015
In the village of La Almolda, next to the famous spanish city of Zaragoza, there is an ancient monastery on top an small hill (590 meters above sea level), with some of the greatest short-sight views of the Pyrenees.
From left to right, an overall view of National Park Posts Maladeta, starting with Cotiella peak, then Posets, Perdiguero, and the King of the Pyrenees, Aneto.

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