biljana jurukovski, The Eagle hunter (May theme: Travel)

Mongolia October 2016, just day before the famous Eagle festival Saliukhan is practicing the ancient art of hunting with his golden eagle. Across the mountains a large variety of animals are hunted for their fur that forms an integral part of the traditional Kazakh clothes. The skill of training golden eagle is passed on through generations. Saliukhan had his eagle for the last 6 years and once ten years are passed the eagle is released back into the wilderness.