The Eagle Hunters of Mongolia

Take a look at these fantastic photos of Mongolia’s remaining eagle hunters, readers:

Mongolian eagle hunter. Photo by Joel Santos / Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Stunning Lifestyle Photos of the Remote Mongolians who Hunt with Eagles

Ian Harvey

Jan 25, 2020

Mongolians have a special relationship with golden eagles. Ancient cultures often have traditions that are visually stunning to outsiders, and none may be more so than the Khazakh hunters in the Altai Mountains in Mongolia. Combining glorious traditional dress with the regal splendor of an eagle mid-flight, these owners and their birds make incredible photography subjects.

But more than that is the relationship that develops between hunter and eagle, one that is almost like that between a child and his parent. But like so many traditional ways of living, this one is rapidly fading, and some suggest there are fewer than 100 true eagle hunters left.

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