Mongolia

September 2014

In 2014 Wanderlust travel magazine named Mongolia its number one emerging destination.

I was quite happy as a few months earlier I'd booked a trip to go stay with a local family of Eagle Hunters (they hunt with Eagles, not for them) and to attend a remote local Eagle Festival. It turned out to be an experience I won't forget for a long time.

Gandan Pigeons
Call for Prayers
Golden Statue
Gandan Temple
Ger of Flowers
Local Dress
Metal Warrior
View over Ulanbataar
Bell Detail
The Winter Palace
Animals
Soviet Mosaic
Ulgii Airport
Home Sweet Home
What's Owl This?
Memorial Feast
Two Little Girls
Riding Out
Hare and Eagle
Rider and Eagle
Young Eagle Hunter
The Steppes
A Girl and Her Eagle
Girl and Her Father
Ready to Fly
Eagle in Flight
Small Village
Tapestry by the Show Ground
An Eagle Hunter Arrives
Double Humped
The Hunters Gather
The Parade
MC Orders
Eagle Calling
Old Hunter
Bushkashi 2
Costumes
Whip and Kiss
Snow-Capped Mountains
Festival Ground
Young Guns
Prey Pull
Attack
Bushkashi 3
Bushkashi 1
Bushkashi 4
Pickup Artist 1
Pickup Artist 2
Phone Home
The Winning Hunter and Eagle
All Wrapped Up
Fishing
Fluffy Cows
Painted Hills
Coral Mask
Old and New
Shrine