120 KM | Teide – La Palma

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Distance120 Kilometers
ByJuanjo Diaz de Argandoña
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO200 – 1/1600
LensSigma 70 – 300 DG APO @ 70 mm. – f./9
DateApril 23rd 2016 – 10:10

There is no surprise here that from Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands in mid – Atlantic, one can see the other six Islands.

Standing at 3.718 meters above sea level, it provides a clear view at over 300 km.

In this case, although no that far, La Palma Island is seen above the tree line, at about 2.000 meters above sea level.

283 KM | Sierra Nevada, ES – Atlas, MA

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Distance283 Kilometers
ByJuanjo Diaz de Argandoña
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO250 – 1/80
LensSigma 70 – 300 DG APO @ 70 mm. – f./9
DateDecember 29st 2017 – 18:24

For those that know this website for a while, you will notice that this is not the first picture taken from Poqueira refuge, in Sierra Nevada, South of Spain,

This magnificient view was also observed and captured almost (exactly) 5 years ago, from the same place, and at the sime time.

This is a great place to see Africa from Europe, and one of the most beautiful ones.

155 KM | Breithorn – Monte Viso

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Distance155 Kilometers
ByTom Sweeney
CameraCanon IXUS 115
LensBuilt – In Lens
DateApril 14th 2013

Happy New Year!

There is no better way to start this 2018 that with a picture taken from a mountain of more than 4.000 meters!

I would say this is the first image we have like this and the definition os really great.

Monte Viso is a very recognizable mountain in the horizon when the air is clear enough to see it.

Now we wait for the opposite picture, as the view from Monte Viso should be impressive as well!

210 KM | Mont Caro – Monte Perdido

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Distance210 Kilometers
ByJuanjo Diaz de Argandoña
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO160 – 1/800
LensED80 APO Refractor Telescope (900 mm. equiv.)
DateDecember 26th 2015 – 17:25

Even with not the perfect conditions, Monte Perdido is always a landmark in the horizon when trying to see the Pyrenees from a long distance.

It is a mountain that can be easily seen from Spain, but that is almost hidden behind other high peaks when is seen from France. This may be the reason for its name, as Monte Perdido is Spanish means “Lost Mountain”.

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255 KM | Cantavieja – Comaloforno

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Distance255 Kilometers
ByJuanjo Diaz de Argandoña
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO160 – 1/400
LensED80 APO Refractor Telescope
DateDecember 22nd 2014 – 09:09

Moving moutains, or refration doing its job in long distance pictures.

The above images show the very same mountains on the same day, just separated by a handful of minutes. In this time the layers of air are moving enough to change the direction of the beams of light, thus modifying the layout of the complete view.

As you can see, it almost seems that the mountains are growing in seconds!

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196 KM | Grignetta – Mont Blanc

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Distance196 Kilometers
ByAdrian Sobczyszyn
CameraSony HX300
LensBuilt – In Lens
DateSeptember 5th 2017

Here we have a great idea to see the main chain of the Alps from the distance with great results!

And it is even next to the magnificient place of “Lago di Garda”, so double the reason to go there and have a look. It seems it will be impressive to see a clear sunset from there on a good day!

Thank you Adrian for sharing this with us.

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117 KM | Reikyavik – Snaeffeljokull

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Distance117 Kilometers
ByJosep Manchado
CameraNikon D7100
Lens Sigma Lens @ 500 mm.
DateJuly 29th 2007

Great start for the new category “Iceland”!

We didn’t have any picture from this beautiful island before, but Josep Manchado has surprised us with this great view of the volcano Snaeffeljokull.

The picture is taken from near Reykyavik at almost sea level. Always impressive when the silhouettes of distant peaks appear above the horizon, and even more when is it more than 100 kilometers away

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