Chilling Historical Discoveries Captured More Than Expected

CULTURE | September 10, 2023

A Kazakh eagle huntress with her golden eagle. Kazakhs are a Turkic people from the eastern parts of Central Asia 🦅

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There's something breathtaking about seeing a person work with an animal, especially an animal with the ability to fly away and never return. To hunt with an eagle in the way that the Kazakhs do is to find a symbiotic relationship with the eagle and realize that there is no controlling it, but instead you're harnessing its power and energy.

Kazakh hunters spend years with their eagles, teaching them how to hunt and return to their owners as part of a team. One young Kazakh woman explained the nature of the relationship to the BBC:

You don't really control the eagle. You can try and make her hunt an animal - and then it's a matter of nature. What will the eagle do? Will she make it? How will you get her back afterwards?

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