Traditional Mongolian hunting with eagles

• Traditional Mongolian hunting with eagles

These amazing pictures show the incredible bond between man and bird.

Traditional Mongolian hunting with eagles

In the autumn, although it is not the warmest time of the year in Mongolia, it is a traditional festival dedicated to hunting with eagles. This tradition was brought to the Mongolian steppe, Kazakhs, who are one of the largest ethnic minority in Mongolia. This festival is famous in the world under the name "Golden Eagle festival" - the festival "Golden Eagle" in Mongolia. (Photo by Daniel Kordan):

Traditional Mongolian hunting with eagles

The photos were taken Sept. 29, 2018. (Photo by Daniel Kordan)

Traditional Mongolian hunting with eagles

To look at this picture attracts people from all over the world. Among the newcomers is usually present a lot of professional photographers and journalists who are trying to capture all the action. (Photo by Daniel Kordan):

Traditional Mongolian hunting with eagles

Berkutchi - so called self-Kazakh hunters - are the protagonists of this together with his predatory eagles feathered pets. (Photo by Daniel Kordan):

Traditional Mongolian hunting with eagles

Golden Eagle - strong bird c large wingspan, powerful beak and claws grasping. Golden feathers on the neck and back of the head gives the bird the second name of the golden eagle. Hence the name of the festival of the same name. (Photo by Daniel Kordan):

Traditional Mongolian hunting with eagles

Now here there are only 250 to 300 eagle, which transmit tradition through generations. (Photo by Daniel Kordan):

Traditional Mongolian hunting with eagles

to pick up a chick out of the nest, or caught at an early age, the bird passes a rigorous training cycle - an algorithm, verified by hundreds of years. The larger female coach for hunting foxes and the young wolves, lighter male - for rabbits and rodents. (Photo by Daniel Kordan):

Traditional Mongolian hunting with eagles

Generally, females are more than appreciated - they are the best hunters. (Photo by Daniel Kordan):

Traditional Mongolian hunting with eagles

Clever with the character of the bird may harbor resentment. Teaching all the features of the golden eagle hunting, it should only be encouraged. Penalties bird does not accept, she could not understand why. Errors in the education often remain in memory as a bad teacher scars. (Photo by Daniel Kordan):

Traditional Mongolian hunting with eagles

An angry feathered able to even seriously injure the owner. Golden eagles usually weigh between 8 and 10 kilograms. (Photo by Daniel Kordan):

Traditional Mongolian hunting with eagles

However, after several years of training and joint hunting comes time to leave. Grown-up bird back into the wild, following your instincts, to start a family and raise chicks. Man it does not prevent, it is one of the features of eagle hunting traditions. This usually occurs in the age of 12. (Photo by Daniel Kordan):

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The shrill cry of a host-like screech of an eagle, a loud cry or whistle - all this is not so important. The main thing - it's mental intimacy, trust and understanding, which are installed between man and bird. (Photo by Daniel Kordan):

Traditional Mongolian hunting with eagles

The main types of ongoing competition - bird call to the owner and catching a rope tied to the pommel of the saddle a dead hare or a fox. Of course, it is different from the realities of real hunting. (Photo by Daniel Kordan):

Traditional Mongolian hunting with eagles

The main thing - the tradition continues, and its carefully preserved in the Mongolian steppe. (Photo by Daniel Kordan):

Traditional Mongolian hunting with eagles