/ 2020 / Nature / Domestic Animals

Target

  • Prize
    Bronze in Nature/Domestic Animals
  • Photographer
    Audrey Jeane
  • Credit
    Audrey Jeane

In the Altai Mountains of Mongolia, the ancient tradition of eagle hunting is alive and well. There is something magical watching with anticipation as an eagle is soaring from a mountain top to the valley with only one objective-to kill the prey. I've watched eagle hunters in Mongolia train their eagle to hunt more than a few dozen times. I'm always looking for a new perspective and to capture a moment I haven't captured before. You can't really hear them approach, they are completely silent as they fly. Next thing you know their claws are forward ready to precisely land on the kill.