Photographer Took The Picture Of One of the Last Surviving Female Eagle Hunters of Mongolia

There is a small group of native people in Mongolia, who still maintain their ancient traditions and are probably the last out there who still do the art of eagle hunting. Falconry is the art that aims to train eagles for hunting small animals, such as foxes and it is a skill that was inherited from fathers to sons.

Leo Thomas is a German photographer, who visited the Altai region in Western Mongolia and noted the lives of this group. From the remaining 300 eagle keepers out there, Thomas was very lucky that he was able to meet a very special female eagle huntress named Zamabol. Statistics show that only 1 out of 10 eagle hunters are female and Zamabol comes from a Kazakh family, who practices her passion on weekends and studies on weekdays.

Zamabol trains with her brother Barzabai and Thomas had the opportunity to spend some time with them while in action and document the astonishing life of eagle hunters.

The pictures of the siblings riding on horsebacks, dressed in traditional garments, and have a special connection with their eagles truly speak for themselves.


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