17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Last Eagle Hunter

Mr. Shaimurat was born in a family of eagle hunters, and started hunting with eagles at the age of 30. There are an estimated 250 eagle hunters remaining in Bayan-Ölgii, which is located in the Altai Mountains of western Mongolian. They maintain ancient practice of hunting with golden eagles on horseback, and they primarily hunt red foxes and corsac foxes.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Ulgii, Outer Mongolia, Mongolia
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Zay Yar Lin