Asker and Aigerim – Eagle Hunters - 39 and 11 years old
Aigerim and her dad, Asker, captured her eagle as a chick. Training a raptor is a complex undertaking. She has to forge an intimate relationship with her bird, who will only respond to her voice. She began on foot, learning how to balance the eagle on her arm. She then graduated to continuing the training on her horse. But she is not yet fully ready to go hunting with her dad and be one of the fewer than 100 true eagle hunters left in Western Mongolia.