Nature Soundmap: Discover the Natural Sounds of the Earth
The Nature Soundmap is an interactive map that allows listeners to explore immersive natural soundscapes.
Collected by the recordists and artists of the earth.fm family, these sounds come from every corner of the planet.
What types of sounds are featured on the soundmap?
The earth.fm soundmap features immersive sounds ranging from the Serengeti’s lions and hippos to crickets along Nevada’s Niobrara River, and from the magical sounds of spring in the Himalayan foothills to those of dawn on a Swedish island.
The nature soundmap is a fantastic collection of the sounds of our Earth, offering access to the diverse, undisturbed wildlife from beyond our screens — whether for relaxation or education.
How to use the soundmap?
Heart-shaped placemarks on the soundmap each give access to a different, unique recording of natural sounds from that area.
You can also use the following filters:
- Predominant Sound
These will narrow your search down to only show, for instance, joyful-sounding recordings or soundscapes from a specific geographical region.
Our hopes for the nature soundmap
We aren’t always able to experience nature first-hand, but these sound recordings, available on the map, provide a wonderful substitute, whether you wish to imagine walking in a forest in winter or listening to a calm creek while camping.
And if you are more excited by extremes, find your happy place while listening to rare specialties, like the sounds of an active volcano recorded from the crater edge, or a thunderstorm in the driest desert on Earth, the Atacama.
Preserving the natural world
Biodiverse soundscapes recorded without anthropophonic sounds are increasingly scarce, as the ecosystems that produce them are continually decimated by humans and industry, agriculture, and urban sprawl.
For this reason, we do not only collect and curate soundscapes, we also highlight charities that work to heal and preserve the natural world in the regions where the recordings were made.
As well as offering the best possible listening experience, this soundmap also provides a unique learning opportunity for students.
When learning about the world’s different geographic regions or the wildlife which inhabits them, children may not be able to visit but their teachers can use the soundmap’s recordings to help them engage with these topics.
Earth.fm is a completely free streaming service of 700+ nature sounds from around the world, offering natural soundscapes and guided meditations for people who wish to listen to nature, relax, and become more connected.
You can join the earth.fm family by signing up for our newsletter of weekly inspiration for your precious ears, or become a member and not only enjoy extra earth.fm features and goodies but help us grow new forests on our beloved planet.