This is a Sugar Loaf view from the hill where the Christ the Redeemer is at.
The last time I measure the view distance was about 5 kms. (Not that it wold change!)
One of my many visits to Rio de Janeiro. I took this photo at the top of the hill where the Christ the Redeemer is. That is a height of about 2,329 ft (710 metres.) and the height of the statue is 125 ft (38 meters), so we were basically at the same height but standing on different places. Keep these numbers in mind because it took me quite a while to figure them out.
Gliders are common and tend to pass by above the tourists. I think this was one of those lucky shots.