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Winners for People in the News & Portrait Stories: The Kazak eagle Hunters

By Palani Mohan (

19:43, March 26, 2012

These are the portraits of Kazak eagle hunters and their families. In the remote region, which borders Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China live the last remaining Eagle hunters in the world. For centuries these people have hunted foxes and other small animals with their Golden Eagles. These Eagle live with them and in the winter months, they are a very important way the hunters get their food and the fur which they use to make their clothes. Often in temperatures below minus 40 degrees centigrade, they out hunting with the birds.

The 8th China International Press Photo Contest
People in the News & Portrait Stories - Bronze Prize
The Kazak eagle Hunters
Ongar and his 20-year-old son Kuanbay with their eagle in their winter homePortraits of Kazak eagle hunters and their families.

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People in the News & Portrait Stories Winners
Gold Prize - Survivors of Labours during the World War II
Silver Prize - Contestants for the Mayan Queen
Award of Excellence - Chinese Veterans
Award of Excellence - Brothels


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