314 KM | Guadagnolo, Rome – Mt. Renoso, Corsica

Distance314 Kilometers
ByAlessandro De Benedictis
CameraNikon D750 @ ISO100 – 10”
LensTamron SP 150-600 mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 @ f./10
DateOctober 08th 2019

Who could ever imagine that you can see Corsica from Rome?

But yes, you can! And thanks to Alessandro we now know that one can see it really well! Impressive clear contidions on this day allowed for a crispy view down to the horizon.

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109 KM | Abra Cuyuni – Salkantay

Distance109 Kilometers
ByJuanjo Diaz de Argandoña
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO160 – 1/800
LensTamron 18 – 300 @ 210 mm. f./8 (315 mm. equiv.)
DateNovember 27nd 2019 – 12:55

A great start of the Long Distance Horizons in Peru, with one of the most beautiful and iconic mountains in this part of the Andes.

On our way up Abra Cuyuni – you reach 4.185 meters by car – the view of Salkantay over the Historic city of Cusco is just incredible.

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309 KM | Cantavieja – Bastiments

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Distance309 Kilometers
ByJuanjo Diaz de Argandoña
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO160 – 1/320
LensED80 APO Refractor Telescope (900 m. equiv.)
DateDecember 22nd 2014 – 08:59

A very faint Bastiments peak is almost entirely covered under the horizon, if not for the great conditions of Anticiclonic Inversion, which lead to one of the farthest In-Land (withour covering the sea) Lines of Sight in Spain.

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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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443 KM | Finestrelles, Pyrenees – Pic Gaspard, Alps (Mark Bret)

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218 KM | Montsec d’Ares – Moncayo

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Distance218 Kilometers
ByJosep Manchado
CameraNikon D7100
Lens400 mm. (600 mm. equiv.)
DateDecember 07th 2017 

Josep quotes: “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.”

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276 KM | Le Cengle, Marseille – Canigó

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Distance276 Kilometers
ByBruno Carrias
CameraNikon D5200 @ ISO 100 – 1/320
Lens300 mm.
DateFebruary 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.