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. Continue reading »

Breathtaking Photos Of Traditional Eagle Hunting In Mongolia

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In one of the planet’s most desolate and harsh terrains, the Altai Mountains which run from Siberia in Russia down to Mongolia’s Gobi Desert, hunting with eagles is currently only practiced by a handful of Kyrgyz and Kazakhs (previously). This form of falconry, the practice of hunting with the aid of birds of prey, can be traced back as far as 4,000 years in Central Asia. Since 2014, after leaving a senior corporate job and wanting to document remote cultures around the world, photographer Tariq Zaidi has been photographing the Kazakh eagle hunters. For Kazakhs living in western Mongolia, hunting with eagles is a proud art, and one of the highest expressions of their cultural heritage. Today, the art is slowly dying out, as there are only about 70 traditional eagle hunters left in the world. For these remaining few, it is not simply an important tradition or an extraordinary sport; it is their reason to live. Here: after a successful hunt, a proud hunter rewards his eagle by feeding it the lungs of the prey, which is considered the most highly prized part of the animal. (Photo by Tariq Zaidi/The Washington Post)
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American Eagle Underwear Had An Increase In Sales. These Unretouched Pics Are Maybe A Clue Why

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About a year ago, clothing brand American Eagle‘s underwear line, Aerie, stopped retouching photos of their models. As their CEO Jennifer Foyle said in a statement in 2014, “There is no need to retouch beauty.” The results were beautiful. Continue reading »

The Free Ride – Crow Rides On The Back Of An Eagle

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Phoo Chan, a talented California-based bird photographer whose photos have been featured by National Geographic, has captured an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime series of photos of a crow landing and riding on the back of a bald eagle mid-flight. Continue reading »

Eagle Hunting in Mongolia

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Land Cruisers drove through a river in western Mongolia. (Photo by Brad Ruoho/The Star Tribune)
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