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Thunder and rain sounds – Asian rainforest soundscape
Recordist: George VladLahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia
Recommended charity: Tabin Wildlife Reserve
Thunderstorms sound absolutely fascinating in the rainforest. The constant sound of insects, birds and other wildlife creates a beautiful background for the slow rhythm of thunderclaps. Rain sounds a lot like diffuse noise at first and it takes a while for it to reach the undergrowth. When it finally permeates through the thick canopy, the microphones will start picking up the beautiful detail of water droplets hitting the vegetation.