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This stunning 365 gigapixel panorama of Mont Blanc contains 70,000 images

The impressive panorama took more than two weeks to complete
The impressive panorama took more than two weeks to complete
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The impressive panorama took more than two weeks to complete
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The impressive panorama took more than two weeks to complete
At 365 gigapixels, the panorama is incredibly detailed
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At 365 gigapixels, the panorama is incredibly detailed
At 365 gigapixels, the panorama is incredibly detailed
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At 365 gigapixels, the panorama is incredibly detailed
The panorama is made up of 70,000 individual shots, taking up a full 46 terabytes of data
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The panorama is made up of 70,000 individual shots, taking up a full 46 terabytes of data
The team, led by the Italian photographer Filippo Blengini, used a Canon DSLR and lens to take the snaps, combined with a pan-and-tilt head from the German company Clauss
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The team, led by the Italian photographer Filippo Blengini, used a Canon DSLR and lens to take the snaps, combined with a pan-and-tilt head from the German company Clauss

A small team of photographers has worked to produce a 365 gigapixel panorama of one of the world's tallest mountains. Shot over 15 days, the result is one of the most stunning composite images we've ever seen.

The panorama is made up of 70,000 individual pictures, taking up a full 46 terabytes of data. It was shot at an altitude of 3,500 m (11,483 ft) above sea level, at a temperature of 10° C (50° F). The team, led by the Italian photographer Filippo Blengini, used a Canon DSLR and lens to take the snaps, combined with a pan-and-tilt head from the German company Clauss.

According to its creators, the effort – known as the in2white project – is designed to let more people experience the majesty of France's Mont Blanc. Zooming and panning through the creation provides a real sense of the sheer scale of the world's 11th tallest mountain, and is more than worth a few minutes of your time.

At 365 gigapixels, the panorama is incredibly detailed
At 365 gigapixels, the panorama is incredibly detailed

We've seen some incredible panoramas over the last few years, including 360Cities' stunning views of London and Tokyo. The in2white team's effort is every bit as impressive as those projects, and stands out thanks to its focus on one of nature's most impressive sights.

You can head over to the company's website to see the panorama in all its glory, and check out the video below for a look the making of the composite image.

Source: in2white

in2white - MontBlanc Largest Panoramic Image

3 comments
Island Architect
Did they really have to place such an ugly structure up there in God's glory? Couldn't find a decent architect in Europe?? Bill
Andrea Avaldi
Mont Blanc in France or Monte Bianco in Italy is shared by the two countries so it is not only a french mountain. The mountain lies in a range called the Graian Alps, between the regions of Aosta Valley, Italy, and Haute-Savoie, France. The location of the summit is on the watershed line between the valleys of Ferret and Veny in Italy and the valleys of Montjoie and Arve in France.
Mark Windsor
"one of the world's tallest mountains" Are you kidding me? I live in the Himalaya! 4819 m is a long way down the list from 8848 m