Eagle Festival Highlights Kazakh Culture in Mongolia

Hunters congratulate each other after the annual Eagle Festival in Bayan Ulgii. (Photo: Andrew Cullen)

At the top of a craggy mountain in the Altai range, a man raises his fist to reveal a golden eagle with a six-foot wingspan. The eagle spies its mark in the valley below and bolts into the air. Within seconds, the bird slams into its target, dust billowing.

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Andrew Cullen is a freelance journalist based in Hovd, Mongolia.

Eagle Festival Highlights Kazakh Culture in Mongolia

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