These Stunning Photographs Of The Mongolian Eagle Keepers Show The Incredible Bond Between Man And Bird
The images were taken by photography tour guide Daniel Kordan in September 2018. Daniel, from Moscow, learned that the hunters train eagles from an early age and look after the majestic birds until they are 12 years of age.
“Mongolia turned out to be fantastic destination for photography. This October I had very intense scouting expedition in Mongolia and it’s scenery and culture just left us in awe. From vast steppe and rugged snowy mountains in the West where we lived in nomad family of eagle hunters to canyonland and desert of Gobi. After this trip I optimized the tour program and created itinerary for next year,” he wrote.
“Western Mongolia has just 250-300 eagle hunters left. They live in the vast steppe, and hunt with their eagles for small hares and foxes living traditional nomad life. A bit of action in this shot where they run with their beautiful Golden Eagles…”