21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
In Search of a good Hunting Spot

For thousand of years, eagles became a valuable hunting companion across the northern steppes from Eurasia to China. It was fundamental for the acquisition of food and furs in the harsh, unforgiving winter months.“Our ancestors had two comrades,” goes the old Kazakh saying,“swift-foot and bürkit”(fine horse and eagle). Here is Eagle Hunter Jenisbek Tserik, heading to his favorite hunting grounds.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Sagsai, Mongolia
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
Copyright: © Apostolos Kaloudis