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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Solitude at the Mountaintop

A Kazakh eagle hunter and his eagle, perched on the summit of a mountain outside of Tolbo, in Mongolia's Bayan-Ulgii aimag. This form of falconry was added to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2016 but will take a lot more than that to be preserved as a living cultural heritage.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Tolbo, Mongolia
Camera: ILCE-7M2
Copyright: © John Dwyer