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Hunter Berek and his eagle outside his home. (Photo by Brad Ruoho/The Star Tribune)

“I’d come to the Altai Mountains on an Adventure Sherpas tour. Our group of 12 was made up mostly of Minnesotans who’d left warm weather and falling leaves for frosty Mongolia. We’d come to sleep in cozy ger tents, the traditional yurt abode of the Mongolian steppe; sip mare’s milk tea; climb mountain glaciers; ride horses to an ancient battle site, and attend the annual Eagle Hunting Festival in Ölgiy...”. – Kathryn Kysar via The Star Tribune. Here: hunter Berek and his eagle outside his home. (Photo by Brad Ruoho/The Star Tribune)
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11 Jan 2015 12:57:00
He said: "The photos were taken during the 17th Golden Eagle Festival in the Bayan-Ulgii province in Altai Mountains of Western Mongolia and the festival is just amazing”. (Photo by Batzaya Choijiljav/Caters News)

With their wings at full length, these beautiful golden eagles soar through the skies in a glorious training session to hunt their prey. Others sit on the arms of their owners and trainers. Batzaya Choijiljav, 41, from Mongolia has taken these magnificent pictures at the annual traditional Kazakhs festival, October 2015. (Photo by Batzaya Choijiljav/Caters News)
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06 Nov 2015 08:04:00
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. 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. (Photo by Tariq Zaidi/The Washington Post)

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. 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. 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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22 Aug 2015 12:46:00
13 year old Irka Bolen with his eagle. Tradition wise, when a boy turns 13, then are strong enough to hold the weight of a fully grown eagle. (Photo by Asher Svidensky/Caters News)

These stunning photographs show the changing face of a majestic centuries old Kazakh pastime tradition that still lives in the lands of mongolia – eagle hunters. Photo: 13 year old Irka Bolen with his eagle. Tradition wise, when a boy turns 13, then are strong enough to hold the weight of a fully grown eagle. (Photo by Asher Svidensky/Caters News)
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20 Apr 2014 10:33:00
Performers wait for delegations to arrive for traditional nomadic Naadam festival performance during the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit just outside Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, July 15, 2016. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)

Performers wait for delegations to arrive for traditional nomadic Naadam festival performance during the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit just outside Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, July 15, 2016. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)
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16 Jul 2016 09:01:00
Revellers attend the Play Time 2016 music festival on the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, June 26, 2016. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)

Revellers attend the Play Time 2016 music festival on the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, June 26, 2016. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)
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28 Jun 2016 13:02:00
People sit on a cart with a camel tied to it during “Temeenii bayar”, the Camel Festival, in Dalanzadgad, Umnugobi aimag, Mongolia, March 6, 2016. (Photo by B. Rentsendorj/Reuters)

People sit on a cart with a camel tied to it during “Temeenii bayar”, the Camel Festival, in Dalanzadgad, Umnugobi aimag, Mongolia, March 6, 2016. On the steppes of the Gobi Desert, the crowd urges on Bactrian camels laden down with all that's needed to build and live in a traditional Mongolian tent. Guinness World Records classes the 15 km race thatÕs part of the two-day festival as the largest camel race in the world, drawing 1,108 participants. The winning camel romped home in 35 minutes and 12 seconds, according to the records website. (Photo by B. Rentsendorj/Reuters)
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30 Mar 2016 11:13:00
The images were taken by photography tour guide Daniel Kordan, 29, in September 2018. (Photo by Daniel Kordan/Caters News Agency)

These stunning photographs of the world’s last remaining Mongolian eagle keepers show the incredible bond between man and bird. The images were taken by photography tour guide Daniel Kordan, 29, in September 2018. (Photo by Daniel Kordan/Caters News Agency)

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19 Nov 2018 00:05:00