Montsec d’Ares – Moncayo | 218 km.

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By Josep Manchado
Camera Nikon D7100
Lens 400 mm.
Date December 07th 2017 
Sunsets are, for us, always a synonym of clear views.
When standing on a summit, with a clear horizon (geographically speaking) around you, there is always a chance to capture long distance sights when the sun is going down.
Just after it dissapears, and for only some minutes, special conditions on illumination and refraction allow for clearer views.
As in this case, a whole view of the main summits of Northern Spain unfolds on sunset.
Josep summarizes this view as follows: at sunrise, there was not only a clear view of the Pyrenees (from Andorra to Panticosa) but also Moncayo peak was visible, in the “Sistema Iberico”, at 218 km. away.
“A la puesta de sol, además de una visión del Pirineo que abarcaba desde las montañas de Andorra hasta los picos del Infierno en Panticosa, se veia la Sierra del Moncayo, en el Sistema Ibérico, a 218 kms de distancia.”
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El Hierro – El Teide | 144 km.

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By Ignasi
Camera Fujifilm Optic 10x
Lens Built – In Lens
Date October 02nd 2012 
Canary Islands are full of good viewing locations.
A volcanic archipelago with high mountains where the horizon is the ocean itself has to bring many options!
Usually is El Teide (3.718 meters above sea level) where usually the pictures are taken from, but if you can see many places from its summit, then the opposite view should also be possible… And here we have one of them.
A fantastic sunrise view of El Teide from El Hierro island, one of the most recent volanic activity.

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).

 

In Flight Pictures – Ordesa

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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandoña
Camera Panasonic DMC – TZ70
Location FL350 @ Parque Nacional Ordesa
Date April 18rd 2018 – 21:00

We want to introduce a new category here!

Most times, while in flight, there is almost nothing interesting to see: limitless amounts of villages, clouds and sea.
But, some other times, there are magnificient views outside of our aircraft.
There is never a reason to leave the camera at home.
And to start, a beautiful flight over Central Pyrenees!

 

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.