21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Berkutchi - a hunter with birds of prey and his golden eagle

This photo was taken in a distant mountain village in Kazakhstan. In the photo is an old golden eagle hunter named Saken. He catches hares and foxes with the help of a trained golden eagle, which he found in a nest when it was a chick.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Almaty region, Kazakhstan
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark III
Copyright: © Petr Trotsenko