Posts tagged outdoors

Singing Sand Dunes in the Qatari desert

Booming Sand Dunes

Singing sand dunes, or maybe that should be droning sand dunes, are surprisingly loud. This fascinating phenomenon has created heated debates among scientists: what makes the dunes boom, and why do some dunes sing while others remain silent?

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(13 Votes, average 4.23)
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Golkonda

Golkonda, India

Get a guide to demonstrate the clapping telephone which was used to signal over long distances in this ancient city.

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(4 Votes, average 3.50)
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Djavolja Varos

Djavolja Varos, Serbia

Visit on a windy day to hear the eerie sounds and see the strange hoodoos, which have led this place to named Devil’s Town.

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(6 Votes, average 4.83)
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Animated Clock, Goslar, Germany

Watch and listen to the animated town clock at this UNESCO World Heritage site

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(5 Votes, average 3.80)
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El Castillo Chichen Itza Mexico

El Castillo, Chichen Itza, Mexico

Echoes off buildings are common, but not ones that distort sound like this ancient pyramid. It creates the chirp of a bird; maybe even the sacred quetzal bird

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(15 Votes, average 4.20)
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Squeakings Sands

A beautiful beach, the wind in the hair, the waves lapping on the shore, the soothing sound of squeaking underfoot – yes you did read it right, some beaches squeak!

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(1 Votes, average 5.00)
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North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Steam railway engines, UK

Re-live the atmospheric sounds of old railways and trains by visiting one of the numerous renovated lines around the UK.

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Sea Bird Cliffs, UK

Hear the cries of vast sea bird colonies when the breeding and chick season is in full swing in spring and summer.

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(4 Votes, average 3.75)
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Split Rock Lighthouse

Fog Horns

Fog horns played a vital role in protecting shipping. Although fewer are sounding nowadays, the silent machinery form strange sculptural features on coastlines.

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(12 Votes, average 3.42)
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