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Stay Zen in 2019 with Ambient Nature Sounds from Yellowstone Park

In the whirlwind of the modern world, the peace of a national park can be a much needed escape from the chaos. But how often can we realistically get away from our jobs, school work, or other obligations to enjoy them? Well, thanks to the library of ambient nature sounds that Yellowstone National Park released in 2017, you can indulge in one of our nation’s greatest parks from the comfort of your own home, car, office, or anywhere else.

The project, which we learned about via The Huffington Post, started four years ago, when Yellowstone teamed up with Acoustic Atlas, a project curated by the Montana State University Library. The Atlas includes 2,500 public domain recordings from all over the Western United States; the Yellowstone sound library houses roughly 100 of them. The collection was recorded by Yellowstone audio producer Jennifer Jerrett, as well as acoustic ecologist and the National Sounds Division, which is a branch of the National Parks Service.

The recordings range from the snarl of a grizzly bear, the screech of a bald eagle, and the (ever classic) howl of a wolf, to other natural sounds like rolling thunder, popping mud pots, and the Old Faithful Geyser. You’ll be able to find any relaxing nature sound your heart desires with this collection. Each clip comes with a description of what you’re hearing, so you can learn a bit more about the park as you listen. You can download the sounds to build your own playlist.

We’re not saying these videos will cure your existential dread, but it might help just a bit to have a cute little frog croaking in your ear.

Featured Image: Kathryn

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