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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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Pictured Sights

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Registered Sights

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Longest Registered

Greatest Hits

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412 kilometers
Canigo – Barre des Ecrins
Pyrenees – Alps
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443 kilometers
Finestrelles – Pic Gaspard
Pyrenees – Alps

388 kilometers
Canigo – Alps
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307 kilometers
Mallorca – Pyrenees

Worlwide Distant Sights

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302 kilometers
Marseille – Canigo

283 kilometers
Spain – Atlas Range, Morocco
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314 kilometers
Rome – Corsica
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332 kilometers
Massif Central – Mont Blanc
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260 kilometers
Corsica – Mainland France
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201 kilometers
Italy – Croatia

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225 KM | Fuerteventura – Teide, Canary Islands

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Details on Teide peak, with its unmistakeable summit shape seen perfectly against the horizon
Beautiful colors in this Winter sunset, as seen from Fuerteventura Island
Distance278 Kilometers
ByNelson González Diez
CameraNikon Z6 @ ISO100 1/40s
LensTamron 70mm. – 300mm. @ 135mm. f/9
DateJanuary 18th 2020 – 18:30

Yet again, a new picture from the Canary Island!

Such a wonderful place for tourism: trekking, oceans, volcanoes, surf and, of course, distant sights! What a fantastic way to end the day: looking at the highest summit in the Archipielago, Teide, at more than 200 km. away.

Thanks to Nelson for sharing this masterpiece with us!

We have of course a simulation by Ulrich Deuschle:

All credits fo to udeuschle.de
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238 KM | Piran, SLO – Alps, IT

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Distance238 Kilometers
ByCharles Troupin
CameraCanon EOS 7D @ ISO250 – 1/80s
Lens100 – 400 @ 350mm. f/11
DateSeptember 25th 2018 – 18:00

Another great Picture from Charles, this time from the Coast of Slovenia, where in a clear Autumn day he was able to spot the Alps in the horizon.

A classic view of the far distant mountains over the sea line, crossing over the entire width of the Adriatic Sea.

Usually, the light of the afternoon (and the sunrise) will help to detect distant objects, as it improves the contrast ratio between the mountains and the background.

You can always find more in: Visibility Facts

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190 KM | Tarnica, PL – Tatras Mountains

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Distance190 Kilometers
BySławomir Cyzio
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DateMarch 15th 2020

Here we have a Crystal – Clear picture from Poland!

Snow covered Kralova Hola (1946 m) (SK) in the Low Tatras and Slovak and Polish Tatras (right) seen from Tarnica (1346 m) (PL).

The highest peak of the Tatra Mountains is Gerlach (2655 m) (SK) and the entire Carpathian Mountains.

The Picture has been taken from Tarnica (1346 m) (PL), which is the highest peak in the Polish Bieszczady Mountains.

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Snowdon (Wales) – Isle of Man & Lamachan Hill (Scotland). 223 Kms

A part of the Isle of Man and more distant landscapes to the north. Click to enlarge. Really a wonderful wiew from the highest point of Wales, looking to Scotland at 223 Kms.

May be the most distant picture between landscapes in the British islands?

We haven’t notice about anything far awaw!.  Thanks a lot Kriss Williams!


We can compare the picture with this virtual panorama. In this case this graffic has been generated for Jonathan Ferranti and also shown in his excellent website: Wiewfinderpanoramas.org. You can read his description also with more details. He’s really an expert about distant horizons also and he developed a simulator of panoramas of high quality. In addition, in his country he’s especially knowledgeable about its landscapes and all its max. potential.

CAMERA DATA:

Distance 223 Kilometers
By Kriss Williams
Camera Sony SLT-A99V.  ISO:500
Oberture and time 40 mm  v:1/4
Date 15 July 2015

METEOROLOGICAL DATA

Metoffice showed a High-pressure Atlantic ridge began to enter the territory, providing clean and calmer air. On the other hand, we also have to take into account the light factor. At that time of the year, both the light of the morning dawn and the twilight in the afternoon occur in the north quadrant for medium-high latitudes, so this facilitates a good visual contrast due to the screen effect if the air is transparent. That’s for the same reason that we’ve sometimes get distant views of the Alps from the Pyrenees.

 

 

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223 KM | Parc de Garraf – Penyagolosa

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Details on Penyagolosa Massif. Check Simulation below for more details!
Always a beautiful sight with the colors of the Sunset
Distance 223 Kilometers
By Ramón Ibarz
Camera Nikon D90 @ ISO640 1/200s
Lens Nikkor 70-300 @ 232mm.
Date January 20th 2018 – 18:21

20 minutes away from Barcelona, there are a solitary mountains ; Parc de Garraf, where you can enjoy legendary sunsets.

In the photo, the mountain of Montsia seems an island, and in the left Serra d’Irta a loneliness and small island. But they are a range of mountains in the Mediterranean coast, between Barcelona and València.

The most distant mountain is Massís de Penyagolosa, 223 Km. away.

Addition note of M.Bret:

You can see also same panoramas in this other report that I photographied in 2012 . It’s in catalan sorry but it’s possible to read by google traductor. There’re details about Serra d’Irta also and other coastal ranges. Summit of Penyagolosa from that part of Garraf is not visible, only one part of a side of the mountain. The most big apparent mountain is Montsià and many people often confuse that silhouette of with Mallorca, an island which is usually very well appreciated from there on many other occasions. I often portray these silhouettes (Balearic Islands to the east, Penyagolosa to the south and the Pyrenees to the west and north) from these hills so close to Barcelona, especially in winter. You can check someones in facebook.com/horitzonsllunyans: (1) (2) (3).

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220 KM | Anchorage – Denali #FataMorgana

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Denali affected by "Fata morgana" phaenomen.
A highly distorted view, as a result of refraction in the lower part (Fata Morgana)
Comparing this to the image below, the difference is clearly seen
Distance220 Kilometers approximately
ByChuck Berray
CameraCanon 5D MkIII, 400 mm, f6.3 @ 320, ISO 100
Lens400mm. f/6.3
DateFebruary 26th 2020 – Early Morning

The Denali (or Mc.Kinley in english) peak seen with an extraordinary effect of multiple mirages (#fatamorgana) as it appeared majestically before the eyes of photographer Chuck Berray on a placid winter morning majestically behind the plain near the Anchorange region. Below, another image, by the same author, taken a couple of days earlier without the effect of the phenomenon.   Thank you Chuck Berray for sharing it with us.

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278 KM | Sierra de Guadarrama – Cord. Cantábrica

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Details on the distant peaks. Most of them farther than 250 kilometers!
Unvelievable view of Torrecerredo from Bola del Mundo in Sierra de Guadarrama
Distance278 Kilometers
ByJosé A. Quirantes
CameraCámara Canon EOS 5D MKII @ ISO100 1/640s
LensSigma 100 – @ 400mm. f/8
DateDecember 30th 2019 – 13:35

Across the flat plains of Northern Spain – although, a plateau – one can clearly see the Mountain Ridge that separates this plateau from the Ocean.

In this magic December morning, the view is incredibly clear, up to the point to see most of the details in the distant mountains with perfect clarity.

Thank you for Jose A. for sharing it with us!

The simulation from Ulrich Deutschle webpage can be seen here:

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100 KM | München – Zugspizte

Details on the Summit of Zugspitze. Note the cable car going down on the left.
Zugszpite on a clear afternoon with the setting sunlight coming from the NW.
Distance100 Kilometers
By
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO125 – 1/250 s
LensTS Photo Line 115 mm. f/7 Triplet APO
DateMay 24th 2020 – 19:45

First light on the new TS APO Refractor on the most iconic Mountain in Germany (and also, the highest) which is a landmark clearly seen from München on clear days.

This time, specially clear air allows us to see even the summit facilities.

And, if looking closely, also the very cable from the cable car can be seen descending into the Valley, in Garmisch – Partenkirchen.

To achieve the very high quality of this shot, I have used a technique which comes from Astrophotography and helps reduce the noise of DSLR images to an incredible amount: Stacking.

In Stacking, several images are taken at once (instead of a single shot) and combined in any image processing software (such as Photoshop). This removes the statistically random variablity of noise between the pixels and keeps the original object of the image much clearer.

188 KM | Zaragoza – Monte Perdido

Morning view of Monte Perdido Massif from Valdemadera
Distance188 Kilometers
By
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO200 – 1/20 s
LensSigma 70 – 300 DG APO @ 150mm. – f./6.3
DateApril 2th 2015 – 06:52

Fantastic Morning view with incredible detail on the long distance sights from Valdemadera mountain pass, a few kilometers South of Zaragoza, in Spain.

As usually, the moments before the sunrise are magic: clear air and illuminated background can make very long distance sights possible.

Want to know more? You can always check our Visibility Facts page with tons of information on how to make this pictures on your own!

https://beyond-horizons.org/visibility-facts/

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