The Kazakhs live mainly in the - Jimmy Nelson
province of Bayan-Ölgii,
meaning ‘Rich Cradle’
Kazakh eagle hunting
Among many Kazakh traditions is the ancient art of eagle hunting.
For more than two centuries, Kazakh men have hunted on horseback
with trained golden eagles. Across mountains and steppes, a large
variety of animals – including rabbits, marmots, foxes and even wolves –
are hunted for their fur, an integral part of traditional Kazakh clothing.
The skill of training a golden eagle is passed on through generations.
Eagle hunters wear boots, black coats and fox-fur hats called loovuuz.