Each evening as the sun begins its descent the piercing sound of cicadas fills the night air. It is a sonic reminder that summer is on its way.
Mostly silent throughout the day this species of cicada can make the transition to night a painful experience, especially as we move closer to summer. Their ability to hold a single high-pitched note for hours has been known to cause hearing loss, high-blood pressure and psychological strain.
This clip captures the moment when the last wave of cicadas reaches its conclusion for the evening; their voices less shrill than hours before. As they begin to fade the cane toads begin their nightly chorus, providing a welcome contrast to the sound preceding them.