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MONGOLIA

MONGOLIA

MONGOLIAN LANDSCAPES

Mongolia 2015 

Mongolia is a special place, especially for those who love nature and wilderness. Every turn on the road reveals a different landscape.Traditional Mongolian gers  dot the vast steppes while sand dunes rise from empty deserts and snowcapped mountains loom over lush green grasslands

 EAGLE HUNTERS

The Kazakhs of the Altai mountain range in western Mongolia are the only people that hunt with golden eagles.”The tradition of hunting with golden eagles is said to have been started by the nomadic Khitans from Manchuria in northern China around 940AD. During my stay with eagle hunters, I felt great respect for the way they care and treat the eagle like a child. They have an extraordinary bond with the bird and it is very hard for them to let the eagle go back into the wild.