Have you ever considered the range of sounds that nature produces?
Recently, I stumbled across an incredible resource, the Nature Soundmap. A team of more than 90 professional sound recordists from around the world have collaborated to combine high-quality field recordings with the latest satellite imagery for this project. Each recording is made with two microphones to capture a 360 degrees auditory representation, just like if you were standing there. The results are incredible. Pick a location, read the notes and let the sounds carry you away.
Check it out here: https://www.naturesoundmap.com
Nature soundscapes can also be used to augment reporting and stories, as in the podcasts of ecologist, educator, and TV host, Chris Morgan.
Each of Morgan’s episodes is a true adventure. With his producer, Matt Martin, they capture the sounds of nature in a way that makes listeners feel like they are somehow present. There is an intimacy that is created that I haven’t heard replicated on other nature-focused podcasts. Their work needs to be heard.
Here is one example that demonstrates the power of sound:
You can also access this by downloading The Wild by Chris Morgan from your favorite podcast hosting service.
Stay tuned tomorrow for a review of Earth’s Wild Music: Celebrating and Defending the Songs by Kathleen Dean Moore.
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