At the top of a mountain, a Kazakh eagle hunter on horseback removes the hood from his golden eagle. According to legend, Chinggis Khan (known as Genghis in the West) was an eagle hunter and as a child, climbed the cliffside of a mountain to steal an egg so that he could raise and train his own bird. Modern Kazakh hunters will train a single bird for years to develop the partnership.
|Photo Location:||Tolbo, Mongolia|
|Copyright:||© John Dwyer|