Like father, like son. Hunting with eagles is a traditional form of falconry now found in few parts of the world. We were lucky enough to witness this family in action in the mountains of Ölgii, Mongolia. Considering I live in Bali, it’s ironic that I’m by far more interested in visiting lesser frequented locations. What about you guys, which kind of places do you prefer to visit? 🐴🦅 @followthetracks
For about 15 years, the hunter lives closely with the eagle. It becomes part of the family. A strong relationship is built over the years and they become a team. Especially, during winter season the fierce eagle helps finding prey. At a certain age, the eagle gets released and spends the other half of his life freely. #mongolia#followthetracks @followthetracks #eagle#eaglehunter#altai
It was humbling being that close to a golden eagle whose wingspan can reach up to 2,34m. As I watched the Eagle Hunter train with his bird of prey, the fact that this animal can take down bigger animals such as goats, mountain cats or wolves, became more and more imaginable to me. 🦅 #followthetracks#mongolia#eagle#goldeneagle
Daniel Sauter(CH) and Severin Senn(CH) in their 1938 #chevrolet Fangio Coupe, seen here in #mongolia during the ultra long #pekingtoparis Motor Challenge. The same car&crew is currently in Land's End about to start @herorally #lejog , the toughest #classicrally in Europe. . NOW THAT'S THE SPIRIT !!! .
I return yearly to north-western Mongolia to guide a photo tour and, over the years, have come to make friends - shared laughter, meals, warm hugs - with Bashakhan and his extended family. I’ve watched his children and grandchildren grow up… This year was no exception and the days spent under the roof of his family’s ger one of the highlights of 2019. Here he is in his finery practicing with his sons for the Eagle Hunting Festival (of which he is a past winner) that would take place a few days after this. Follow along over the next few days as I post some images from this year’s magical days under Mongolia’s piercing blue sky. #mongolia#oryx