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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302 KM | St. Beaume – Canigó

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Distance302 Kilometers
ByAntoine Mangiavacca
CameraNikon D600
LensED80 APO Refractor Telescope
DateOctober 29th 2015

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High quality input this time from Antoine, Canigó from St. Beaume at 302 km. A classic view that never gets old and even more with this image with superb detail and contrasts.

Antoine quotes: “A wonderful dusk that revealed a clear view of the Canigou and his surrounding, thanks to “udeuschle” I was able to know the max distance of this picture which is 302km. I was theoretically able to see mountains near 320km but they were hidden by clouds.

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145 KM | Punta Arenas – Mt. Sarmiento

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Distance145 Kilometers
ByWilliam Burns
CameraFujifilm Finepix S4900
LensBuilt – In
DateOctober 17th 2016

We are on a rush of fantastic pictures from sea level with this one taken in South America… 145 kilometers of pure clear air to a glacier peak next to Magellan strait.

William describes the picture as follows: “I was fortunate enough to be on the waterfront of Punta Arenas on a clear day. This is the view South over the Strait of Magellan to Monte Sarmiento. I could also see other peaks from the Cordillera Darwin further away to the South East but I cannot identify them as yet, Monte Darwin is 202kms from Punta Arenas.

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201 KM | Monteluro, IT – Velebit Mts., CR

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Distance201 Kilometers
ByDaniele Prioli
CameraCanon EOS 400D
Lens300 Milimeters
DateNovember 06th 2007

Entering in the very honored category of 200+ km for just a thousand meters here we have this impressive image from Daniele, covering a lot of distance even from almost sea level!

Danielle quotes: “Picture taken before the sunset from Monteluro at the height of 189 meters, of Velebit Mountains approx 200 KM over the Adriatic sea with a perfect clear sky due to Bora wind.

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