Jungle Lake Deep in the Amazon Rainforest
Recordist: Nick McMahan
Recommended charity: Amazon Frontlines
Early in the morning I walk along a remote lake in Ecuador’s lower Amazon basin. Far from a city, road, or town, the sounds here are all natural. Thick foliage covers the ground and sky. Everywhere is muddy. Leaves dripping from a recent rain. Dawn approaches and the barking croak of giant frogs gradually becomes less frequent. Mysterious birds calling nearby. The jungle here is one of the most unique and pristine environments I have witnessed. Evoking a sense of magic for me anytime I listen. Recorded on a trip in 2020 with Sennheiser microphones in a stereo binaural array.