Golden Eagle Festival is intended to preserve traditions of the Kazakh nomads


To preserve as much as they can of their culture, they have established the Golden Eagle Festival, held at the start of every winter since 1999. The festival is intended to preserve the local traditions of the Kazakh nomads and the training of the golden eagles.

The town Olgii, which hosts the annual festival, is surrounded by snowy mountains, and attracts around 80 competing hunters and large crowds. The hunters wear the best of their winter clothing, which includes embroidered trousers and heavy fur coats. They wear fur hats adorned with owl feathers, which have an ancient shamanic symbolism. They ride their horses while the eagle rests on their arm, which is protected by a leather glove and a special armrest attached to a saddle.


The image is printed canvas in three sizes, Available Sizes: 60X90 cm, 80X120 cm, 130X180 cm.

This photo was taken in a high iso and therefore it has a painting effect.

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