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. http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26969150
Photographer Hamid Sardar-Afkhami recently visited this lost tribe of the Dukha people of Mongolia. He documented what he saw through a series of stunning photographs. The tribe believe that they hold a special spiritual connection with wildlife.