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.
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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!

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).

 

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.

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.

 

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.