Mongolia, Bayan ölgii, August 2007 /
Bayamandai is posing with his five-year-old eagle. The Kazakh are so-called burket, eagle hunters, who train the predator birds to fly out from their arm to catch hares, foxes and even wolves. After five years of loyal service, the birds are usually set free again.
Mongolia, Bayan ölgii, August 2004 /
The Kazakh are the largest minority in Mongolia. They live mainly in West Mongolia. The Kazakh are Muslims, unlike the Khalkh, who are Buddhists. Under Communist rule, the Kazakh in Mongolia managed to keep their traditions relatively intact.
Mongolia, Bayan Olgii Aimag, August 2007 /
Mongolia, Bayan ölgii Aimag, 2004 /
The Jacket of Orazkhan