2nd Place / 2018 / Nature /

Eagle Hunters

  • Prize
    Gold in Nature/Domestic Animals, Gold in Nature/Seasons, 2nd Place winner in Nature
  • Photographer
    Euan Myles

Centuries before guns, man teamed up with birds in a peculiar and precarious partnership which has survived in the hands of only a dedicated few in the UK. I was lucky enough to be out with Roy Lupton who gave up a career as a stockbroker in the City to give himself over to a life dedicated to breed, train and hunt with falcons, hawks and eagles. We took two female golden eagles each with a wingspan of 9ft deep into a remote part of the Cairngorms. To watch these incredible birds in their natural environment hunt their natural prey was something that I will never forget.