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Chromatic Rain in the Namib Desert
Recordist: George VladDead Vlei, Namibia
Recommended charity: Namibia Nature Foundation
Rain in the Namib desert is incredibly rare and sounds fascinating. Sometimes it evaporates even before it reaches the ground due to the scorching heat and lack of humidity. It isn’t unheard of though, and I was fortunate enough to capture it. The trees here have been dead for hundreds of years, and since there is almost zero humidity, there aren’t any bacteria or other microorganisms to help them decompose. As a result they’re bone dry and very tense, just waiting to be played like a musical instrument.