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Have you ever wondered what is that distant mountain?

Are you a photographer willing to capture state-of-the-art pictures?

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, home of the longest distant sights on Earth!

Check it out! Distant sight World Record (443 km in a single picture!)

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An amazing world where Geography, Mountaineering, Meteorology and Photography come together to achieve sights that are beyond human imagination and to show us how beautiful our planet is.

 

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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. 

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Finestrelles, Pyrenees to Pic Gaspard, Alps

M. BRET

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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.”

Le Cengle – Canigó | 276 km.

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By Bruno Carrias
Camera Nikon D5200 @ ISO 100 – 1/320
Lens 300 mm.
Date February 02nd 2012 – 17:58 
If there is a Master when it comes to photograph Canigó peak, he is Bruno.
We are used to have from him several high quality pictures of Canigó taken from various locations around Marseille, and in this case it is no exception.
It comes with a great deal of planification and preparation to capture the sun setting just against the desired target, and in the picture above this is done with absolute mastery.
Thank for Bruno for sharing this with us.
As the Author points out, the picture has been taken from Plateau du Cengle(578m) at bottom of Sainte-Victoire mountain.

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.

Serra del Monte – Monte Viso | 158 km.

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By Fabrizio Giudici
Camera Sony a6000
Lens

Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS

Date November 7th 2015
From a nice village in the Apenins Mountains in Italy there is a very over the Alps that can be really beautiful. Our great contributor Fabrizio Giudici is located near this magnificient viewpoint and always tries to find the best possible picture of Europe’s highest mountains.
Here it is a perfect example of that.

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