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[Merged] A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 09:58 PM

A photographer who snapped what could be the world's only girl hunting with a golden eagle says watching her work was an amazing sight.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...gazine-26969150

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 08:36 PM

Amazing to see a young girl carrying on a native tradition that is so old. Beautiful bird!! I love that they return the birds to nature after a time, especially since it's females that are taken.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 02:35 AM

Fantastic photography!


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 04:38 AM

Thanks for posting this Still Waters :) It's cheered me up.
What a lovely picture. I would like to get hold of it and have it framed on my wall.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 04:41 AM

This is sooo Awesome, I'm really glad some cultures are so isolated from mainstream that their cultural practices still exists, make for a good tourist venture for these folks if they don't mind nursing some noobs on their hunts....

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 11:54 AM

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Travel writer and photographer Asher Svidensky recently spent some time in western Mongolia’s Altai mountains to document a young 13-year-old Kazakh girl who hunts during wintertime with the help of a golden eagle. With eagle-hunting being a traditionally male activity that goes as far back as 2,000 years in Mongolian history, it’s especially inspiring to see these shots of the young girl and her eagle companion in action.


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Posted 23 December 2014 - 12:21 PM

Beautiful animal....
I have flown Steppe Eagles in Nepal and they're so heavy, the falconer pushes a stick through his belt to support his carrying fist.....

But I still can't get used to falconers carrying on their right fist!

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 12:32 PM

Gold eagles are HUGE and one doesn't get to appreciate their size until it is compared to a human.
It is nice to see the two have a seemingly close bond.


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Posted 23 December 2014 - 12:57 PM

This is a really amazing and wonderful article.
Beautiful bird.

On a side note, I just totally love that girl's coat.

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 03:25 PM

I've seen other articles about this young girl and this particular one neglected to state she's the only female in a male dominated tradition. :tu:

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 03:31 PM

Beautiful photos and great story.

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