24-year-old photographer Asher Svidensky recently traveled to west Mongolia with the intention of documenting the lives of traditional Kazakh eagle hunters, people who tame eagles for the purpose of hunting smaller animals.
With the traditions typically laying in the hands of the boys and the men, the biggest surprise throughout the journey was Svidensky’s discovery of a young eagle huntress, 13-year-old Ashol Pan, the daughter of an experienced eagle hunter. These stunning photographs symbolize the potential future of the eagle hunting tradition as it expands beyond a male-only practice.
Hello!My name is Francisco. I am a third year Religious Studies student at UC Davis and when I am not spending time studying, practicing the violin for symphony, playing IM volleyball or hanging out with my many friends, I am on the internet, on campus, or traveling meeting new people and learning about their outlooks and ideas. Hopefully I can meet you and we will have many chats about life and its awesomeness!