Mongolia – The Eagle Hunters

Sep 30 – Oct 10, 2020

On this exciting expedition, you will ride Mongolian horses along with descendants of Chinggis and Khubilai Khaan on their home turf. You will sleep in traditional Mongolian tents known as gers, made of a circular latticed wood structure covered with layers of thick felt.  They are heated by a burning wood stove and furnished with traditional painted furniture. You will also join in on the famed Golden Eagle festival in the far-western province of Bayan Olgii. The Golden Eagle Festival is one of the most anticipated cultural events of local Kazakhs. Every year, both the eagle and the hunter prepare for not only the hunting season but to compete in the annual festival. Winning the games is a prestigious and milestone event in the life of an eagle hunter.  Some of the participants come from as far as 250 kms (150 miles) away.

Theo Allofs will help you with your photography during the whole trip. He will advise you how to best capture all the action during this unique photo tour, using motion blur technique or fill flash for “pop and drag” effects. During the evenings there will be time to discuss and evaluate the images you have taken during the day.

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Kazakh eagle hunter riding on horseback with their golden eagles