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The biggest photograph in the world: Interactive 365 gigapixel image lets you zoom in to Mont Blanc and see individual climbers
Image required 35 hours of continuous shooting to capture the 70,000 pictures that make up the portrait
Gigantic panorama of Europe's highest peak and world's 11th tallest mountain, Mont Blanc
Resulting image would be as large as a football pitch if printed out at 300dpi
Italian photographer Filippo Blengini said the in2white project was inspired by the mountain itself.
'We just wished to represent it as it shows to our eyes : major beauty, astonishing magnitude, pure elation,' he said.
'We were brave, crazy and ambitious enough to think about a gigapanoramic picture, to seize every single detail of the mountain.'
The five-strong team spent two weeks in late 2014 at an altitude of 3500 metres (11,500 feet) enduring -10°C temperatures.
Using a Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 II IS, a Canon 70D DSLR and a Canon Extender 2X III on a special robotic mount, they captured 70,000 photographs in every direction over 35 hours of shooting.
The project also plans to return to the area and add two more panoramas from different angles.
It will also allow users to add climbing tracks to the image, and even allow climbers to identify themselves in it.
'We wish to carry on our experience about the Mount Blanc, offering you more features and enthusiastic vision,' the team said.
Post-processing and stitching the 46 terabytes afterwards took two months, and the resulting image would be as large as a football pitch if printed out at 300dpi.
The phographers worked with Canon, Sandisk and other technical firms to complete the image, using robotic mounts to automatically capture the shots to be stitched together.
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