252 KM | Canigó, Pyrenees – Marseille

Small portion of a very wide panorama with more details and quality. The image was not observed with the naked eye or with a normal telephoto lens because the atmospheric transparency was not good enough, but it appeared thanks to infrared radiation and the photoshop process. Almost sure it’s the first image of the basilica obtained from the summit of the Canigó.
Distance252 Kilometers
ByAntoine Mangiavacca
CameraDSLR Camera – No IR Filter
Lens500mm (manual)
DateSeptember 12th, 2019 – 19:15 h

For a couple of centuries many observers and photographers have observed the silhouette of the Canigó from Marseille on certain occasions, but never an image in the opposite direction had been obtained, showing Marseille.

Until now.

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408 KM | Noufonts, Pyrenees – Tête de l’Estrop, Alps

The most distant sunrise
Distance408 Kilometers
By
CameraNikon P900 @ ISO100 – 1/1600
LensF8 zoom 2000 mm eq.
DateJuly 16th 2019 – 06:20 aprox

May be  the most distant sunrise photographied in the world.

Five years ago, we managed to portray for the first time the cornices of the Alps from the Pyrenees and it was precisely this mountain our goal from the Canigó. In this new occasion the objective has been to portray it better and from further away, from the top of the Noufonts and this is the result. The Estrop partially eclipsing the great solar disk.

Perhaps the astro-landscape photographed further away on our planet, thanks to the peculiar geography that extends between the Alps and the Pyrenees, the clean air and the sun.

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538 KM | Bourdeaux, FLIGHT – Mont Blanc

Overview of the panorama from the flight
Mont Blanc over the cloud tops just a few minutes before sunrise – The moment of best visibility
Distance538 Kilometers
ByRamon Ibarz
CameraNikon D90 @ ISO1000 – 1/250
LocationOver Bourdeaux
DateAugust 22nd 2017 – 06:40

When we launched the In Flight picture category, we never thought to find something that impressive.

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412 KM | Canigó, Pyrenees – Barre des Écrins, Alps

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Close up on Barre des Ecrins and surrounding peaks
Overall view of Mont Ventoux and Golfe du Lion
Distance412 Kilometers
By / Marc Bret
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO200 – 2.5 s
LensED80 APO Refractor Telescope (900 mm. equiv.)
DateAugust 12th 2017 – 06:00

If there is a picture that we always wanted to get is the view from Canigó of the Alpes Maritimes.

Left of Mount Ventoux, an small line of mountains shows up: Barre des Écrins, one of the greatest lines in Europe at 412 km.

No one could ever imagine that such a picture can be achieved in mid Summer, but August 12 is a day that we will remember forever.

Long before sunrise the brilliant horizon cutted the silhouettes above Golfe du Lion and the challenge was achieved.

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443 KM | Finestrelles, Pyrenees – Pic Gaspard, Alps

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A thin line of Mountains rises over the Horizon: The Alps, with Barre des Écrins (4.102 m) in the middle left of the image.
Distance443 Kilometers
By
CameraPanasonic Lumix FZ72 @ ISO100 – 1/250
LensIntegrated Zoom @ 1200 mm (equiv.) – f./2.8
DateJuly 16th 2016

Portraying the silhouette of the Barre des Ecrins from the most distant possible summit of the Pyrenees and get a new World Distance Record has been for us the last most recent target.

The result is counted in the image: a view from Pic de Finestrelles (2.820 m.) to the Alps.

Want to try yourself? Don’t forget to check our reccommended cameras!

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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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The Farthest Sights ever captured

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Timeline of a World Record

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)

https://beyond-horizons.org/2016/08/03/pic-de-finestrelles-pic-gaspard-ecrins-443-km/
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