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

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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.

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!

 

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.

Samatan, FR – Pic de Soularac | 101 km.

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By David Guenot
Camera Nikon D5500 @ ISO400 – 1/250
Lens Nikon 55 – 300 @ 300mm. f/10
Date October 10th 2017 – 08:32
Here we have a very good picture from our recent contributor David Guenot, showing us the beautiful morning lights over the Pic the Soularac as seen from Samatan, France.
A calm morning on that day provided the very specific conditions that are needed for long distant sights, and the result is impressive.
We  look forward to more pictures from you David!

 

Cantavieja – Pica d’Estats | 285 km.

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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandoña
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO160 – 1/400
Lens ED80 APO Refractor Telescope
Date December 22nd 2014 – 09:12
Again another example of the great day that happened almoste 3 years ago, when almost all the peaks in the Pyrenees were able to be seen from a single viewing location.
Exceptionally good visibility conditions allowed us to see further than 250 kilometers away, covering the whole range, from the peaks in Navarra to the peaks in Cataluña.
In this case, Pica de Estats, the highest peak in Cataluña, is seen here 285 kilometers away.

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Pto. Navacerrada – Espiguete | 249 km.

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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandoña
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO320 – 1/160
Lens ED80 APO Refractor Telescope
Date February 22nd 2016 – 08:40
One of the traditional lines of sights of Spain, that has been many times captured during the last decades, now has a place in Beyond Horizons as well.
A very cold and windy morning of February, just after the sunrise, the conditions were met to achieve more than 200 kilometers, even though the conditions averall were not so good.
Take a look at the building in the bottom right corner!

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