Category: Spain

276 KM | Mallorca – Penyagolosa, Castellón

Sun setting right behind Penyagolosa peak in Castellón province, Spain, seen from the Tramuntana mountains, Mallorca island.
Cropped image from the original to show better detail
Distance276 Kilometers
ByPedro Miguel Mas Pons
CameraNikon D7200 @ ISO100 – 1/100s
LensNikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6 @300 mm – f/8.0
DateSeptember 4th, 2020 – 21:30 h
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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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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.

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200 KM | Gran Canaria – Lanzarote

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Close up on Lanzarote island as seen from Gran Canaria. Nice!
Distance200 Kilometers
ByCharles Troupin
CameraCanon 7D @ ISO640 1/200s
Lens100 – 400 @ 400mm. f/5.7
DateMarch 29th 2020 – 07:58

The Canary Islands are a place with great potential for Distant Sights, mainly for the great height and the distance between the islands. Usually, the pictures we have received involve the Teide Peak (3.718 m) – this highest in Spain – but in this case the view is from Gran Canaria onto Lanzarote, the first of its kind!

Thank you Charles for sharing it with us.

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258 KM | Puig Campana – Puig de Galatzó

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Distance258 Kilometers
ByFernando Prieto Valera
CameraD5300 @ ISO 200 – 1/50
LensTamron 70-300 Di-LD @ 300 mm. – f/8 (450 mm. equiv.)
DateJuly 24th 2018 – 06:50

Suprising view of the highest peaks in the western sector of the Serra de Tramuntana de Mallorca (Puig de Galatzó and Mola de s’Esclop) framed by the solar disk, photographed from the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula, crossing the Mediterranean Sea for about 258 km.

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309 KM | Cantavieja – Bastiments

Cantavieja II (19)
Distance309 Kilometers
By
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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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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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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144 KM | El Hierro – El Teide

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Distance144 Kilometers
ByIgnasi
CameraFujifilm Optic 10x
LensBuilt – In Lens
DateOctober 02nd 2012 

Canary Islands are full of good viewing locations.

A volcanic archipelago with high mountains where the horizon is the ocean itself has to bring many options!

Usually is El Teide (3.718 meters above sea level) where usually the pictures are taken from, but if you can see many places from its summit, then the opposite view should also be possible… And here we have one of them.

A fantastic sunrise view of El Teide from El Hierro island, one of the most recent volanic activity.