The traditional life of Mongolian eagle hunters was caught on film.
Eagle hunting is an art that has been around for a long time. People in Mongolia still use eagle hunting, and it is still an important part of their lives. This hunting method has been passed down from father to son for many years. An eagle is taught how to catch its prey. It was an excellent chance for Leo Thomas, a photographer from Germany, to see how these hunters lived and take some beautiful photos when he went to Western Mongolia.
Many eagle hunters have died out. There are only about 300 of them, and most of them are male. And Leo had already met Zamanbol, one of the 10 female hunters still alive, so he knew her. A school in the city is where she learns. She and her brother train their bird on the weekends. Their family is from Kazakhstan. Her brother is 26 years old, and the photographer, Leo, is also the same age as him. Leo said that even though the boy spends a lot of time in front of a screen. He enjoys life with his family and the environment. When you look at the pictures, you’ll see that their way of life isn’t the same as ours. If you want to see more of his work, check out his Instagram account.