Eagle hunters by Zay Yar Lin (13 images)

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Mongolian eagle hunters sit astride their horses with the impressive birds of prey perched on their forearms. It takes five years for the unusual bond between the men and birds to form and the nomads even sing to calm them when they are first captured.

The hunters do not keep their eagle forever. After years of service, the golden eagles, which live for around 40 years, are released into the wild. The striking images were captured in Bayan-Ölgii located in the Altai...
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