elephants

elephants

Thoughts from Krista's Twitter realm on resurrection ecology and the Jesuits, as well as a recap of reflections on a life well-lived.

Katy Payne is an acoustic biologist with a Quaker sensibility. 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. Here, she reflects on life in this world through her experiences with two of the most exotic creatures.

Katy Payne is the kind of person I love to interview. For starters, she is warm and delightful, wise and instructive, about things I had never pondered before. And though eminent in her field of “acoustic biology,” she is not a famous name.

Compelling video of elephants mourning the death of a calf, and a magnificent segment on the secret language of elephants.

What happens when you transition from a listener who hears Katy Payne's voice through the radio to a producer who has to contact her by phone?