A blind birdwatcher records the sounds of nature in Antarctica

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A blind birdwatcher from Uruguay proves you don’t need sight to see. Through the sounds of nature he is able to envision the world that surrounds him.

Juan Pablo Culasso is one of the best birdwatchers in the Americas by using his ears, not his eyes. He was born blind and as a child learned to identify the feathered creatures by their voices. As an adult, his career is recording the sounds of nature.

Last year, he had the opportunity, as a guest of the Uruguayan government, to travel to Antarctica to learn the landscape of the world’s last wilderness through its sounds.

Watch Juan Pablo’s story here.

A blind birdwatcher records the sounds of nature in Antarctica

A blind birdwatcher records the sounds of nature in Antarctica

A blind birdwatcher from Uruguay proves you don’t need sight to see. Through the sounds of nature he is able to envision the world that surrounds him. Juan Pablo Culasso is one of the best bird watchers in the Americas by using his ears, not his eyes. He was born blind and as a child learned to identify the feathered creatures by their voices. As an adult, his career is recording the sounds of nature. Last year, he had the opportunity, as a guest of the Uruguayan government, to travel to Antarctica to learn the landscape of the world’s last wilderness through its sounds. Watch Juan Pablo’s story here.