A photographer who snapped what could be the world's only girl hunting
with a golden eagle says watching her work was an amazing sight.
By William Kremer,
BBC World Service
Most children, Asher Svidensky says, are a little intimidated by golden
eagles. Kazakh boys in western Mongolia start learning how to use the
huge birds to hunt for foxes and hares at the age of 13, when the eagles
sit heavily on their undeveloped arms. Svidensky, a photographer and
travel writer, shot five boys learning the skill as well as the girl,
Ashol-Pan. "To see her with the eagle was amazing," he recalls. "She was
a lot more comfortable with it, a lot more powerful with it and a lot
more at ease with it."...Story and photos here.