Asher Svidensky’s photos of a 13 year old golden eagle huntress in Mongolia have been all over my various social media feeds. BUT SERIOUSLY, the pictures, the girl and the eagle are all enchanting, magical, inspiring, beautiful….
“The Kazakhs of the Altai mountain range in western Mongolia are the only people that hunt with golden eagles, and today there are around 400 practising falconers. Ashol-Pan, the daughter of a particularly celebrated hunter, may well be the country’s only apprentice huntress….
“The skill of hunting with eagles, Svidensky says, lies in harnessing an unpredictable force of nature. “You don’t really control the eagle. You can try and make her hunt an animal - and then it’s a matter of nature. What will the eagle do? Will she make it? How will you get her back afterwards?”…
READ MORE: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26969150
William Kremer. BBC World Service. BBC News Magazine. 14 April 2014 Last updated at 17:12 ET Accessed: April 16, 2014