The Kazakh eagle hunters of Mongolia have continuously practiced their unique sport. Their large golden eagles are trained to catch rabbits, marmots, foxes and even wolves. The hunter is called kusbegi or berkutchi. Photo by Stefan Cruysberghs
A Kazakh eagle hunter at the Golden Eagle Festival in Ulgii in the Altai mountains in Mongolia. Today, approximately 250 Kazakh people that live in the western Mongolia still practice the ancient art of hunting with golden eagles.