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Sensacionales imágenes del fotógrafo Asher Svidensky de su paso por Mongolia I vía: @inhabitat h…

Svidensky was focused on the story of one particular girl, 13-year-old Ashol Pan, who was asked by her father to take the place of her brother after he left for the military. Pan took up the challenge, and even though she still attends school, developing a lifelong bond with her eagle has quickly become her sole focus in life. It’s no easy task – training a young golden eagle involves blindfolding the animal for prolonged periods of time so that it develops a dependence on its handler, and can often involve sacrificing sleep in order to care for the bird of prey. Related: Mongolia’s Nomads Modernize Traditional Tent Homes with Solar Panels Unlike many of the young boys, who seem uneasy alongside their hunting companion, according to Svidensky, Pan is at peace with the animal by her side. This is an essential part of the pair’s bond, especially as the village relies on the ...

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/mongolian-girls-and-their-golden-eag...

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