13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Kazakh Eagle Hunters, Mongolia

The Altai Mountains run from Siberia down to Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. One of the world’s last true wildernesses. This land is the home of the Kazakh golden eagle hunters. As a result of this physical isolation, the Kazakh community have managed to preserve their traditions and are renowned for their skills in horsemanship and eagle hunting.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Mongolia
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © TARIQ ZAIDI