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The Eagle Hunters of Mongolia – Photo Essay by Dave Stamboulis

A Kazakh proverb sums up the hunters’ lives out in one of the world’s most remote places, saying “fast horses and fierce eagles are the wings of the Kazakh people,”

Kazakh eagle hunter sends out his golden eagle to fly in the Altai Region of Bayan-Ölgii in Western Mongolia by jitenshaman, via Flickr

Harpy Eagle.< that is what someone put as this caption. Mine is holy crap that's the phoenix off of Harry Potter !!! ~Laura~

The complete photo essay. I will hunt around for the video I saw on this culture - National G? Discovery? History Channel? Will do some digging. It was wonderful to behold in live action.

Kazakh eagle hunter and his golden eagle in the Altai Region of Bayan-Ölgii in Western Mongolia by jitenshaman, via Flickr

A tribal elder rides his reindeer across the steppes of Mongolia. His tribe has been recorded as domesticating their reindeer for the last 4,000 years. by reiternick, via Flickr

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Kazakh people living in Mongolia near Bayan-Olgii use golden eagles to hunt wild sheep, foxes and wolves, and get together once a year in October to show off and compete.