The World's Largest Photograph Captures 365 Billion Pixels of the Alps

By Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan on at

The latest image to claim the title of the world’s largest photograph was a labour of love: It took 70,000 images, over 15 days of shooting, and in below-freezing weather. All told, the final panorama is 46 terabytes of icy blue beauty.

In 2009, this 29 gigapixel image of Dresden was the largest photo ever shot. A year later, it was 70 gigapixels thanks to this image of Budapest. Now, a team of photographers have uploaded the next largest-image-ever-of-the-moment, and it’s exponentially bigger: a full 365 gigapixels. Backed by Canon, the Italian photographer Filippo Blengini spent two weeks on Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps, shooting thousands and thousands of images of the peak using a Canon EOS 70D and no small amount of mountaineering gear.

The World's Largest Photograph Captures 365 Billion Pixels of the Alps

Ultimately, 70,000 images were stitched together to form this zoomable monstrosity. And it’s a tribute to the project that, even after having explored various other giant panoramas, it’s still insanely fun to explore. Go here, and click the “W” tour button to find the tiny human skiers and mountaineers hidden in the image. [The Telegraph]


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