World's Largest Photo - a 365 Gigapixel Image of Mont Blanc

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What is a "large" image? For some of us, that's an image produced by the 8- to 36-megapixel cameras that we use for every day photography. For many purposes, a 5-megapixel (or even smaller) photo is fine for the smaller print sizes we'd commonly use, or for posting photos on the web to share them with others.

But, if you want to see the world's largest image, take a look at a new Panorama of Europe's Mount Blanc (Europe's tallest mountain in the Alps, and the 11th tallest mountain in the world) on a special web site about it here:

http://www.in2white.com/

Italian Photographer Phillip Biengini lead a team that spent two weeks at an altitude of 3500 meters (11,500 feet) enduring -10°C (14 Fahrenheit) temperatures.

Over 70,000 photos were captured, taking over 35 hours of shooting time using a Canon EOS 70D with a Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 lens with a 2x Extender on it. A special robotic arm on a tripod was used to help capture photos in every direction.

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After capturing the images, it took two months to process and stitch the images together into the final 365-megapixel image with a 46 Terabyte file size. Amazing!

You can watch a video showing how the images were captured here: