Mongolia: Eagle Hunting Sustains Kazakhs’ Living Legacy

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A Kazakh golden eagle trained for traditional hunting.

“It’s good, yes? It’s veeeery good!” Orisbai Shatirbai laughs giddily, as Hiran, his five-year-old golden eagle, perches over the large fox it has just caught on the Mongolian steppe.

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Keith Mellnick is a freelance writer and photographer currently working in Central Asia.

Mongolia: Eagle Hunting Sustains Kazakhs’ Living Legacy

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