Black Vulture

You have just been knocked over on the road and you wake up to 9 vultures feeding on you! Well not me but a poor animal on the Road to El Cuyo, Mexico. I placed the microphones around this carcass as these vultures swooped in and began to feast. If you listen with headphones the flies get right into you!

Black Vulture

Black Vulture in waiting


Black Vultures

Geek notes:
Recorder: SD 722
Microphones: MKH 40/30
Tripod mounted with Windpac wind protector
Sample rate: 44.1k 24 bit
Weather: Clear
Temp: 78f
Humidity: 78%
Location: El Cuyo. Mexico
Recordist: Martyn Stewart

The Louisiana Delta by Day

Pristine areas are very far and few between and with over 6 billion people on the planet, Space is a rare commodity. However, sometimes when the people are asleep or resting, this recordist can get into places that others deem worthless. The soundscape is priceless to me and sometimes you capture the very beauty of it. This is from the Louisiana Delta before all the troubles with the oil spill. Listen to this tranquil soundscape with mother nature at peace with the world. I will post the aftermath of the oil-spill soon for comparisons…

Pristine habitat


Louisiana Delta ambient by Day