EVERY so often when the skies are clear, Mallorca can be seen from the Catalan capital of Barcelona.

Alfons Puertas has a talent for snapping shots of Mallorca

Between the storms and clouds that have graced the island, Alfons Puertas grabbed a gorgeous shot of Mallorca glowing in the sunset.

The photo is taken 206 kilometres away, and Alfons explains that the shot can only be caught on a clear day, with no clouds and dim early-morning lighting in Barcelona. The photography fan has managed to capture the island from the mainland on a few occasions over the years, and says it is only possible to see between 12 and 15 times a year.