Song of the cigale

This is the sound of summer in the south of France:


Video of a singing cigale (French for cicada)

French Cicada

Audio of a singing cigale

A cigale (cicada) in France
The cigale close up

Update: check out David Lebovitz’s spectacular photo of a Provençal cicada up close (via Les Vacances).

Justin recording song of the cigale (cicada)
Behind the scenes (note: outstretched arms = zoom lens)