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Video: Slurps, snaps and song at the Grand Canyon

What's that slurping sound? Mule deer licking rocks atop the Grand Canyon. See it in this video.

Eventually, as this video begins by saying, you will get tired of looking at the Grand Canyon.

And that’s when it’s time to start listening.

The rest of the video, shot at the South Rim in March 2015, gives you an earfull of nibbling mule deer, clicking photographers and then a burst of song at sunset. I’m not giving it all away, but Irving Berlin would be pleased. Woody Guthrie (“This Land is Your Land”) might be jealous.

“A Minute Away” is a video series in which nothing much happens -- except you see the world, and hear it, and get a respite from workaday life. We’ve covered Machu Picchu, Red Square, the Yucatan, the Alamo, an Alaskan float plane and the reading room of the New York Public Library, among other places. Since early 2013, we've been adding a new minute every week (and some of those “minutes” are closer to 120 seconds. So if you’d prefer 100 minutes away, we've got more than enough here for you…

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