Natural Sounds

In a world ever more congested and polluted with both toxins and noise, Pete’s latest book, Seeing Silence: The Beauty of the World’s Most Quiet Places, takes readers on a once-in-a-lifetime escape to find places of peace and quiet—a pole-to-pole, continent-by-continent quest for the soul.


Thank you for picking up a copy of Seeing Silence. Please enjoy the soundscapes below and the wonder they bring.

Rattlesnake in the Grand Canyon

Himalayan Yak Bells in Bhutan

Bull Elk Bugling in Yellowstone National Park

King Penguins on South Georgia Island

Wolf Howling in Denali National Park & Preserve

Orcas in the Norwegian Sea

The sounds below are courtesy of Quiet Parks International, a nonprofit committed to saving quiet for the benefit of all life. Learn more at