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Gold 2022 People / Culture

Reign of The Eagle Hunters

  • Photographer
    Jatenipat Ketpradit
  • Prize
    Gold in People / Culture

I had been on a journey to the border between Kazakstan and Mongolia, among the Altai's mountain, heading to the local Kazakhs Muslim community in search of a certainer person.... The honorable "Burgedchins" in Kazakhs word.... "Burgedchin" or "Eagle Hunters" are pride hunters who inherit their hunts with their Golden eagle for more than 250 years. Trained to hunt since 10 years old in a harsh extreme environment with their eagles on a horse back. At -40 Celsius degree, only strong survives. This became the bond between hunters and his predators. With Kazakhs superb hunting skills experience a

Jatenipat Ketpradit(1984) is a photographer, outdoor traveller who always seeking for an exciting experience. He lives in Bangkok, Thailand. Most of his work is about exotic tribal culture and landscape by more than 10 years experience in photography. Published worldwide by National Geographic(ESP), Digital SLR Magazine, Practical Photography and Digital Camera World magazines.