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Nomadic Eagle Hunters

Cindy Chow

Traditional Khazak hunters travel long distances to the yearly eagle festival in Mongolia. Horseback riding and hunting with eagles has been practiced for generations. The bonds of a hunter and a gentler eagle is very evident during this journey.
A hunter starts out the day by feeding his eagle.
Eagle hunters ensuring that their eagles are well rested and their wings do not get damaged.
A group of young men and traditional eagle hunters taking a break with their eagles
Portrait of Moldir, daughter of an eagle hunter, as she is being helped onto a horse by her father. She will be the next generation that will continue the tradition of hunting with eagles to support her family through the winter.

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