Photographing Mongolia’s Eagle Trainers

Photographing Mongolia’s Eagle Trainers

Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Feb 10, 2021 7:00 pm
  • 24:56 mins

If there were an edge of the earth, or an end, it would be the Altai mountains at the intersection of Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia. Here, the last of an ancient group of falconers still hunt foxes and wolves with trained golden eagles . . . while on horseback . . . on the top of the mountains. Palani Mohan is a photographer who flew to Mongolia to document the last 50-60 of these men and their extraordinary lifestyle. Guest: Palani Mohan, photographer and author of "Hunting with Eagles: In the Realm of the Mongolian Kazakhs"