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Shohan

This is Shohan, the Marlon Brando of Kazakh Eagle Hunters.

 

With Hollywood looks, and a Golden Eagle on his arm, this guy rides his horse over the Mongolian wilderness and is the definition of cool. The coat he wears is fox, that he has hunted himself with his Eagle and it doesn't get much cooler than that!

 

Shohan is a Kazakh nomad and lives in the Altai Mountains close to the Chinese border. He is one of only a handful of Eagle Hunters in Mongolia who practise this tradition that is hundreds of years old.

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Taken on July 9, 2014