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A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia

Amazing photo. Amazing story. 13 year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia, Ashol-Pan is pictured on a mountain cliff edge with her bird

Les Chukchi, Sibérie Chukotka . The Chukchi are an ancient Arctic people who chiefly live on the peninsula of Chukotka .

The Kazakhs of the Altai mountain range in western Mongolia are the only people that hunt with golden eagles, and today there are around 400 practising falconers. Ashol-Pan, the daughter of a particularly celebrated hunter, may well be the country's only apprentice huntress.