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

The most distant sunrise
Distance408 Kilometers
ByMarc Bret
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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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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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.

230 KM | Gran Ballon – Mont Blanc

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Distance230 Kilometers
ByEkki Plicht
CameraCanon EOS 50D @ ISO200 – 1/25
LensEF 70-200 L IS @ 200mm. + 2x
DateNovember 1st 2015 – 07:10

Regardless of whether you are travelling by plane, by car next to Chamonix or doing some trekking 200 kilometers away, it is always a shape to recognize in the horizon, and even more when the day is as clean as this one here.

Beautiful details around the peak we can see in this image: while the surroundings are still covered with shadows, the summit as already met the sun and its orange colors are starting to fill the picture.

I now wonder how amazing it would had been to see this scene from the very summit that day.

101 KM | Samatan – Pic de Soularac

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Distance101 Kilometers
ByDavid Guenot
CameraNikon D5500 @ ISO400 – 1/250
LensNikon 55 – 300 @ 300mm. f/10
DateOctober 10th 2017 – 08:32

Here we have a very good picture from our recent contributor David Guenot, showing us the beautiful morning lights over the Pic the Soularac as seen from Samatan, France.

A calm morning on that day provided the very specific conditions that are needed for long distant sights, and the result is impressive.

We  look forward to more pictures from you David!

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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