403 KM | Puy de la Seche, Alps – Pic de l'Infern, Pyrenees

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Distance403 Kilometers
ByJoseph Mordelet
CameraCanon EOS 1100D – 1/200 – ISO 100
LensSigma 70/300 @ 300mm – f/7.1
DateJanuary 6th 2015 – 17:30

The farthest sunset ever captured!

The silhouette of the Canigó massif and Pic de Prats de Bacivers (Pyreness) in front of the sun with a superior mirage effect .

It’s probably currently the farthest sharp photo (*1) of a horizon made from another land point and and possibly also the most distant setting sun photographed. In this regard it’s a new world record.

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193 KM | Barcelona – Mallorca

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Distance193 Kilometers
ByMarc Bret
CameraPanasonic Lumix FZ72
LensZoom-Nikkor ED @ 51 mm. – f/5.5 – v:1/60
DateNovember 18th 2014 – 17:17

The profile of the Serra de Tramuntana in the north of Mallorca is visible from Barcelona several times throughout each year but few people realize.

The best place to achieve a beautiful view is from the Tibidabo mountain, the highest hill in the city. Great transparency days make Mallorca very easily to be seen with the naked eye and occupies a wide extension of the horizon.

The best moments usually be at dawn, especially in autumn and winter. However, this image was possible at sunset and even with a few clouds.

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218 KM | Anchorange – Denali

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Distance218 Kilometers
ByJosep Manchado
CameraNikon E5700
LensZoom-Nikkor ED @ 71.2 mm. – f./ 2.8
DateJune 28th 2003 – 22:02

Formerly known as Denali by local natives, Mt. McKinley is the highest peak in N. America.

The peak has a large potential distant horizon and it is also found in an area of the planet where the air is usually free of pollution. The severe and changing weather also contributes to produce high transparency.

When it happens, the result may be one of the most magnificent views on Earth.

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239 KM | Montseny, – Serra de Tramuntana, Mallorca

Distance239 Kilometers
ByRamon Ibarz 
CameraNikon D90 @ ISO250 – 1/100
LensSigma 17-70 DC OS @ 70 mm. – f./4
DateDecember 6th 2010 – 16:58

Sometimes, the mountainous landscape of Mallorca can be seen from some points in the Iberian Peninsula. From the highest elevations of the Montseny massif is where you can see the island in its greater length when the air is very clean.

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240 KM | Mont Caro – Mallorca

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Distance215 Kilometers
ByMarc Bret Gumà
CameraPanasonic Lumix DSC-FZ72 EXR @ ISO160 – 1/160
Lens215 mm (equiv. 35mm: 1800mm) @ f/8
DateJanuary 15rd 2015 – 08:17

Three and a half weeks before and after the winter solstice, the sun rises behind Sierra de Tramuntana in Mallorca island, as seen from a summit in southern Catalonia. This is helpful to portray those mountains, which would otherwise require higher transparency.

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172 KM | Bastia (Corsica) – Apennines

Distance172 Kilometers
ByMarc Bret Gumà
CameraFujifilm HS20 EXR @ ISO100 – 1/800
LensD4.2mm x zoom @ 61 mm – f/8
DateDecember 03rd 2012 – 13:38

This picture was taken from the citadel of Bastia but the summits can be seen from the harbour or from the beach also. As shown in the image, without snow they would have been invisible.

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