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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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!

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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412 KM | Canigó, Pyrenees – Barre des Écrins, Alps

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Close up on Barre des Ecrins and surrounding peaks with the telescope in Nikon camera.

Click to enlargeWide Panoramic composition of the Gulf of Lion. Click to enlarge for to see better the words and details. Camera: Panasonic.

Distance 412 Kilometers
By Marc Bret
Cameras

Panasonic Lumix FZ70.

Nikon D5100 @ ISO200 – 2.5 s

Lens

Zoom integrated lends in Panasonic.

ED80 APO Refractor Telescope (900 mm. equiv.) for the Nikon.

Date August 12th 2017 – 06:00

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If there is a picture that we always wanted to get is the view from Canigó of the Alpes.

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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183 KM | Piemonte, IT – Matterhorn, CH

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Distance183 Kilometers
ByFabrizio Giudici
CameraSony Alpha 6000
LensFE 70-200 mm F4 G OSS @ 151 mm. – f./6.3
DateNovember 27th 2015

Here we have an amazing view taken from near the Apennines, in a Natural Park called Parco Naturalle delle Capanne di Marcarolo.

A place with a great potential for distant sights, as it offers a very good position to view over the surrounding mountains: all the Eastern Alps at once!

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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.

436 KM | Bastiments, Pyrenees – Doigt de Dieu, Alps

Winter Morning view of the Alps

Distance436 Kilometers
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CameraPanasonic Lumix FZ72 @ ISO100 – 1/125
LensNikkor AF-N 180 @ 187 mm – f./5.5
DateFebruary 21th 2016   11:06 am

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Getting to see the Alps from the Pyrenees seemed an extremely difficult goal a few years ago.  No photos existed, or at least were not published.

Achieving it in complete daylight without the help of the alignment of the sun or the dawn screen effect still seemed more difficult.

Alps sectors with more zoom, and a little over contrasted, to ease the view of the details.  One album with other pics of that day can be found here. The panoramic simulation of Ulrich is available here.

The Doigt de Dieu was the most distant summit and the World Record for distant pictures until July of the same year. Currently World Record is from  another summit of the Pyriness although in this case with a contemplation before the sunrise.

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178 KM | Westport, WA – Mt. Rainier

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Distance178 Kilometers
ByPatrick
CameraCanon Rebel
LensCanon Lens @ 200 mm.
DateNovember 30th 2014

Impressive and clear picture of Mt. Rainier, elevating to 4.392 meters above sea level, captured from almost this very same sea level. 

It is always a very good sign of a clear atmosphere when such a picture can be taken so close to the ground.

Thank you Patrick for sharing with us this picture!

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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