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Makpal Abdrazakova is the only female eagle hunter in Kazakhstan. Golden eagles can be used to hunt healthy adult wolves. You have got to be seriously tough to handle these birds, much less hunt with them competitively.

Girl and bird of prey.

Kirsi Pyrhonen, photographed in Outer Mongolia, by Tim Walker for British Vogue, December large birds EAGLES hawks

Mongolian boy with his hunting partner, a Golden Eagle

Mongolian boy with his hunting partner, a Golden Eagle. When a boy turns 13 and is strong enough to carry the weight of a grown eagle, his father starts training him in the ancient hunting technique.

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.

A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia

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

Yanque, Peru

Don't mind me, just out walking my hawk. Having a hawk, going to Peru. I'll take either or both!

Mongolian camel riders.  From a random blog I stumbled upon while looking for the laughing little girl photo:  http://bayanjargal.com/

Camel riders in the Chinese Gobi desert, ride long-haired camels. They are Bactrian camels, of which Gobi Mongols (Chinese people living in the Gobi desert) ride and domesticate them for many varied reasons.

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