Costa Rica – forest sounds Talamanca

This recording illustrates the often interesting variety of animal sounds in the tropical rainforest. Often you will find an animal or group of animals, be it insect, bird or primate, will take a long solo amid the general projections. As this takes place you find strangely the wider orchestra of sound diminishes a little to allow each individual to be heard. This was recorded up in the lush heavily forested mountains of Talamanca. The distant blue mountains are Panama.


Author: timlewis77

Working as a sound recordist, camera operator, video editor, photographer, production manager and writer, Tim Lewis produces documentary films for a wide range of international charities, government agencies and the arts sector. His experience as a freelancer also includes broadcast and corporate pieces, ranging from glossy celebrity portraits, small art promos and channel idents, to feature length documentaries for clients such as the BBC, Nat Geo, Discovery and Sky. His work has taken him to many difficult and challenging locations. Filming semi nomadic communities in the rainforests of Borneo, interviewing refugees on the Thai-Burma border, following civil rights campaigners through war torn Liberia and the Congo or climbing volcanoes and glaciers in Iceland. He is a co-director at Handcrafted Films Ltd. blog -

3 thoughts on “Costa Rica – forest sounds Talamanca”

  1. Wonderful sounds – you would love Mauritius for the sounds we heard there, most notably were the frogs of the island. We spent the evening with some local people in the heart of the island and once night falls, the frogs come out to play. The sound was a rising cacophony and the weirdest thing about it, they gave the impression that they were trying to raise their voices over our conversation. We started talking louder and louder as the frogs were croaking so loudly. I wish you had been there with your recording equipment, you would have been in your element!

  2. Hey Tim can you re-follow me blog? It screwed up and subscribed you to one of my clients WordPress sites. Can’t imagine you following a dance site!!! Unless you like doing the Argentine Tango or Pasa Doble!

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