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A 13 year old Mongolian woman, and 2 Kahzak hunters, father and son: using trained eagles to hunt for prey in Mongolia

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express.co.uk image by Lawrence Morgan

This is incredible journalism

These pictures depict a way of life so completely different from that of the western world, that I can only watch it, and the beauty of these photographs, with astonishment.

A 13-year old Mongolian woman uses trained eagles to find prey, such as a fox. The men have done it for hundreds of years; but I have never seen such a combination of beauty of the landscape and superb action as is presented here. These are real people in real situations, Mongolia and Kazakhstan, not pictures in a movie. You may not be familiar with this part of the world. If not, please don't hesitate to use maps. You will note that Kazakhstan and Mongolia are border states.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01wztnh

A friend of mine who is from southern Sudan describes having to fell a lion as part of his initiation ceremony. This action, like the pictures and video from Mongolia and Kazakhstan, depicts a life so different from ours that it is really impossible even to imagine it.

First, look at these photographs. I would be surprised if you don't return to them many times.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26969150

Then, go to the video. The video depicts two Kazakhs, father and son, using eagles to catch their prey.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/humanplanetexplorer/environments/mountains#p00dwd5x

It is not possible or perhaps desirable to say anything following viewing of these photographs and the video - except to view them with admiration and astonishment - and to share them with others.

https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=45.828799,82.705078&spn=29.570438,54.931641&t=h&z=4

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bbc.co.uk image by Lawrence Morgan

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