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a Kazakh herder in Mongolia riding a horse with an eagle
February 3, 2016

Eagle Hunter

While in western Mongolia in the summer of 2014, Your Shot member Steve Morrison captured this photo of a nomadic herder who hunts using a trained golden eagle, a centuries-old Kazakh practice. The eagles are extremely quick and can dive upon prey at speeds of more than 150 miles an hour. "I had the opportunity to spend four days camped beside the ger (yurt) belonging to Shohan and his family," Morrison writes. "On this day, we had followed Shohan deep into the valley that extends west beyond his summer pastures, above upper Dayan Nuur near the Chinese border." This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our storytelling community where members can take part in photo assignments, get expert feedback, be published, and more. Join now >>
Photograph by Steve Morrison, National Geographic Your Shot

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