mongolian eagle hunters

Over the course of six wintry weeks in Mongolia Matt Traver and I journeyed to ride with the region’s traditional Kazakh Eagle Hunters who—for over a thousand years—have made a living capturing their quarry using enormous hand-reared Golden Eagles.

During the course of our travels we journeyed over two hundred miles on horseback through the empty steppe, staying in nomad’s gers and in their little teepee tent; galloping across desolate plains; following the hunters over shattered mountains; fording ice-filled rivers and sleeping beneath cold, star-emblazoned skies.