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.

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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285 KM | Cantavieja – Pica d’Estats

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Distance285 Kilometers
ByJuanjo Diaz de Argandoña
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO160 – 1/400
LensED80 APO Refractor Telescope (900 m. equiv.)
DateDecember 22nd 2014 – 09:12

Again another example of the great day that happened almoste 3 years ago, when almost all the peaks in the Pyrenees were able to be seen from a single viewing location.

Exceptionally good visibility conditions allowed us to see further than 250 kilometers away, covering the whole range, from the peaks in Navarra to the peaks in Cataluña.

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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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249 KM | Pto. Navacerrada – Espiguete

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Distance249 Kilometers
ByJuanjo Diaz de Argandoña
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO320 – 1/160
LensED80 APO Refractor Telescope
DateFebruary 22nd 2016 – 08:40

One of the traditional lines of sights of Spain, that has been many times captured during the last decades, now has a place in Beyond Horizons as well.

A very cold and windy morning of February, just after the sunrise, the conditions were met to achieve more than 200 kilometers, even though the conditions averall were not so good.

Take a look at the building in the bottom right corner!

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72 KM | Turó de l'Home – Illes Medes

Distance72 Kilometers
ByMarc Bret
CameraPanasonic Lumix FZ72
LensPanasonic Lumix FZ72   f/5.9-1/800
Zoom eq: 214 mm
DateJune 15th 2017 – 07:06

Ses Illes Medes, are a small archipelago of the Costa Brava (Catalonia-Spain) and a protected reserve of marine fauna.

From the highest point of the Massís del Montseny (1706 m) the distance is not very long, only about 72 Kms, but often poor visibility does not allow them to be seen.

On this occasion however, there was a great ally: The reflection of the sun in those just moments influenced the waters around them and the occasion could not be let out.

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140 KM | La Almolda – PN Posets Maladeta

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Distance140 Kilometers
ByJuanjo Diaz de Argandona
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO100 – 1/640
LensSigma 70 – 300 DG APO @ 135 mm. – f./6.3
DateApril 03rd 2015

In the village of La Almolda, next to the famous spanish city of Zaragoza, there is an ancient monastery on top an small hill (590 meters above sea level), with some of the greatest short-sight views of the Pyrenees.

From left to right, an overall view of National Park Posts Maladeta, starting with Cotiella peak, then Posets, Perdiguero, and the King of the Pyrenees, Aneto.

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