Take Time to Breathe with This Meditative Video
Please take a minute to relax, center, and ground with this video honoring the Solstice: Keepers of the Earth
My first opportunity to use the hydrophone in a rich environment. You’ll hear many humpbacks and other sounds. Recorded at 40-80 ft., between Maui, Lanai, and Molokai. Enjoy!
This was recorded off Olinda Road, next to the Maui Bird Conservation Center in Makawao on March 2, 2013 at 9:14 am. The primary caller is a Japanese Bush Warbler. A non native to Maui. In the background you’ll hear the Alala, or Hawaiian Crow. This bird is extinct in the wild but you are hearing them in captivity at the center. They are working to reintroduce this lovely bird.
Here is a recording at Hosmer’s Grove, on the way up to Haleakala, a wonderful spot for native Hawaiian bird sounds. This is near dawn on March 6, 2013.
Here’s a recording inside a lava tube near Hana, Maui from March 8, 2013.
Here is a lovely recording of the Pacific Ocean crashing into a rocky shore south of Hana, North of the Venus Pool. This is across the street from our cabin.
Every since I visited this spot 14 years ago I was compelled by the soundscape. Once I got serious about naturesound recording I’ve wanted to to come back with gear ready. Hear the wind through the tops of these massive bamboo plants as the plants knock into each other. Like the biggest wind chime ever. You are of a trail deep in a bamboo forest surrounded by 100 foot tall plants, some 3-4″ in diameter. It’s 85F and about 100% humidity. This about a mile into the Pipiwai Trail out of the Kipahula visitors center on Maui. A very rewarding little hike, with Waimoku falls at the top. This recording was made on March 10, 2013. Enjoy!
This is an example of our daily dawn sounds from the cabin in Hana. A rooster and many native and non-native birds doing their thing. This was recorded at about 6:10 a.m. on March 12th, 2013. Later in the recording (not in this clip) are sounds of cattle as the bird sounds settle down.