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!

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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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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110 KM | Pico de las Nieves – Teide

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Distance110 Kilometers
ByCharles Troupin
CameraCanon EOS 7D @ ISO100 – 1/500
LensCanon EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM
DateDecember 22th 2013

Beautiful image here from Charles, on a fantastic clear day in Canary Islands!

As the author says: “From the summit of Gran Canaria it is frequent to see Tenerife and the Teide (3718 m high). Sometimes when the visibility is very good, one can distinguish more details and colors.

In the pictures, Tenerife islands seems to fly, because the visibility below an inversion layer is strongly reduced.

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