Thursday, April 17, 2014

A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia

A friend shared this photographic story by photographer and travel writer Asher Svidensky, and I think it is magnificent. Ashol-Pan may be the only girl apprentice using eagles for hunting in 2000 years. She frees the birds to find their prey. There is so much that is astonishing here. The distance and heights traveled. The beauty and freedom of the eagles aiding humans. The vistas.The evolution of tradition. The photographs. Something in me soars with this!

Read and see the other photographs here: BBC's "A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia"

photo by travel writer and photographer Asher Svidensky