IN THE PRESENCE OF ELEPHANTS AND WHALES;
THE ON BEING PROJECT WITH KRISTA TIPPETT
Katy Payne, American Public Media, USA
2007, 51 min, 26 sec
We were made and set here, the writer Annie Dillard once wrote, to give voice to our astonishments. Katy Payne is a renowned acoustic biologist with a Quaker sensibility. She’s found her astonishment — and many life lessons — in listening to two of the world’s largest creatures. From the wild coast of Argentina to the rainforests of Africa, she discovered that humpback whales compose ever-changing songs and that elephants communicate across long distances by infrasound.