21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The Next Generation of Eagle Hunters

“Own your identity. Love who you are in the world. Love your deafness.” – said ones Nyle DiMarco. The Kazakh traditions in a hunter’s family usually have been passed from generation to generation. Once a boy or even a girl in some cases, is strong enough to carry the weight of a golden eagle, it’s time to follow in their forefathers footsteps. With the father's or Grandpas help, the child will learn how to hunt in the beginning with a small hawk & later with eagles, and will then capture and train his/her own. Here is 6y old Alkan, admiring his famous Uncle Jenisbek Tserik, a Multi-title champion.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Sagsai, Mongolia
Camera: NIKON D5300
Copyright: © Apostolos Kaloudis