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Bats in the Cenote - nature soundscape -

Bats in the Cenote

Recordist: George Vlad
Yucatán, Mexico
Recommended charity: Reforestaction


Listen to bats fly, their leathery wings flapping fast as they hunt mosquitoes and other insects. Occasionally there will be audible squeals and even a quick scuffle. Bat flight is punctuated by the occasional drop in the clear water. In the background, soft but very tonal wind blows continuously. All of this is brought together by the complex acoustics of the cave, with beautiful but claustrophobic echoes. Caves are lively places full of interesting sounds. The soundscapes might not be too biodiverse or lush but they’re fascinating in a different way.

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