World’s Largest Panoramic Picture Contains 48,640 Photos

The world’s largest panoramic photo contains close to 50,000 individual images.

The photo, a 320 gigapixel image with 48,640 images taken from the BT Tower in London, gives a 360 degree view of the famous city.

Wired reports that the image was taken three days after the 2012 Summer Olympics and took several weeks to stitch together. The photo was taken by the company 360Cities with four Canon EOS 7D cameras equipped with EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lenses and Extender EF 2x III teleconverters.

Steve Hercher, the director of the company 360Cities, said:

“So many unknowns and variables had to be addressed in the planning of this unprecedented shoot, really the first of its kind. Software and hardware were pushed to the limits, and rain, wind and other potential stumbling blocks had to be dealt with. Our photography team of Jeffrey Martin, Tom Mills and Holger Schulze did an amazing job and not a single individual frame from the more than 48,000 planned was missed.”

You can see the world’s largest panoramic photo below but if you really want to appreciate this immense photograph you should check at 360Cities where you can explore the photo. Which, by the way, would measure about 320 feet by 80 feet if it was printed out.

Here’s the world’s largest panoramic photo.

world's largest panoramic picture