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Eagle hunter

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Thursday February 26, 2009

Tereldj, Mongolia

Caption: Had a great day out at a Kazakh eagle hunter festival in Terelj, Mongolia

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7. vikingman
10:32 AM GMT on August 01, 2010
Hi and thanks for your comments. BEME, it is as KATY says, this is a very ancient way of hunting and these guys are the real deal. The Kazakhs have trained their eagles to hunt down rabbits, foxes etc for their masters. These guys that I photographed had travelled 1500km in from the far west of mongolia to display their skills just outside of Ulaanbaatar. They are the real thing, and this is their lifestyle, not a hobby or weekend show. Although it was cruel, they showed their eagles hunting down foxes which were released specially for the event. The foxes were big but no match for the huge powerful eagles. They could lift them off the ground easily.
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6. katy99780
4:32 AM GMT on August 01, 2010
I think the birds are used to get the animals hunted, like rabbits, etc. and bring them back to the bird handler. An ancient way of hunting.
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5. BEME
2:29 AM GMT on August 01, 2010
Hi,,could you elaborate on what you mean by Eagle hunter??? they surely are NOT! hunting eagles!!?? but WITH???!! this would distress me greatly!!! but I will say this is a fanatastic photo...
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4. katy99780
10:27 PM GMT on July 31, 2010
These are just amazing pictures. Such a very different place and way of life for most of us. Astonishingly beautiful!
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3. terry2beads
5:26 PM GMT on May 08, 2010
Wonderful shot.
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2. MSgeol
4:28 PM GMT on May 08, 2010
Who says there's no such thing as time travel? This is a beautiful photo.
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1. GreeneFluffy
5:56 AM GMT on March 01, 2010
Amazing looking!
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Originally from Scotland, my wife and I are Christian missionaries in Mongolia, which we have enjoyed for the last 10 years. I teach at a Bible College in Ulanbaatar. Mongolians are very friendly people and a real joy to work with. We have three children and love exploring the Mongolian countryside. We love the great outdoors, fly fishing, camping, hiking and photography. Hope you enjoy our pictures, we certainly enjoy looking at everyone else's. Erik Create your own visitor map!

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