260 KM | Paglia Orba – Mt. Toulonnais

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Distance260 Kilometers
ByAntoine Mangiavacca
CameraNikon D600 – 1/60 ISO 50
Lens500 mm. AI – P (+1.4x +2x)
DateAugust 12th 2017

Antoine always impresses us with beautiful high quality pictures from the area around Corsica and this time is no exception.

Moreover, this is the first time that we publish an image taken during night time, yet another proof of the incredible visibility and clear air that we had during the last August 12th

We can see below that the same mountains were phtographed during the sunset, at night and during sunrise of the following day (in IR)
Thank you Antoine for sharing with us this views!

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
ByJuanjo Diaz de Argandoña / 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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332 KM | Plomb de Cantal – Mont Blanc

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Distance332 Kilometers
ByYves Courtel
CameraNikon D90 @ ISO250 – 1/4
Lens NikonLens @ 300 mm. – f./11
DateNovember 1st 2015

Thank you Yves Courtel for showing us this beautiful picture of one of the very best mountains in Europe: Mont Blanc.

Target in our mountaineering life for may of us, now we can see this peak from as far as 332 km., as seen from the summit of Plomb du Cantal, in the central France massif.

Crystal clear view and perfect atmosphere! Who know how far it could go if some more peaks were shown in the horizon!

As Yves quotes: “It was a perfect day, with the mountains showing up half hour before sunrise. The mountains dissapeared once the sun rose.”

For those trying to reach this summit for a similar view, it is easy to access through a 1:45 hours hike.

443 KM | Finestrelles, Pyrenees – Pic Gaspard, Alps

Current World Record of distant landscape photography
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Barre des Écrins (4.102 m) is in the middle left of the image.
Distance443 Kilometers
ByMark Bret
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.

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216 KM | Bieszczady – Pietrosul Rodnei

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Distance216 Kilometers
ByRadoslaw Wierzbinski
CameraNikon D90 @ ISO800 – 1/15
Lens70 – 300 @ 300 mm. – f./9
DateDecember 31st 2015

This is an special picture.

Just because the peak portrayed here is geometrically not visible from the observation point (the highest peak in Poland). That small Romanian peak is appearing due to refraction, that curves the light beams across the atmosphere and allows hidden objects to show as if they were visible.

A great example of how refraction is something to very care about in distant observations.

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388 KM | Canigó, Pyrenees – St. de la Frema, Alps

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Distance388 Kilometers
ByJuanjo Diaz de Argandoña
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO200 – 1/1.25
LensED80 APO Refractor Telescope (900 mm. equiv.)
DateMay 17th 2015 – 06:17:25

When we beated the World Record for distant sights almost a year ago, from the same place and at the same time, we never tought we were about to repeat it.

After days of calculation, preparation and planning we were again at the top of Pic du Canigó, just a little moments before sunrise, awating for the view that stopped the time.

Exactly at the forecasted time, and at the very certain place we were waiting it, the sun rose behind Alp-de-Haute-Provence.

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254 KM | Cantavieja – Vignemale

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Distance254 Kilometers
ByJuanjo Diaz de Argandoña
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO160 – 1/400
LensED80 APO Refractor Telescope (900 mm. equiv.)
DateDecember 22nd 2014 – 09:09

The highest peak in French Pyrenees, photographed from South of Aragon province.

255 kilometers covered in a single picture to cross borders above the plains around Ebro river.

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