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International Ice Shagai

An impromptu EL international ice shagai competition. Khovd River, Ulaankhuus., Bayan Ulgii Province, Western Mongolia. One Australian, two Mongolians and a Kazakh eagle hunter.

* Shagai is the traditional Mongolian game of ankle bone shooting. 40 more words

#FilmFriday: The Eagle Huntress (2016)

**Warning: Contains Spoilers**

Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, defies years of patriarchal tradition to pursue her dream in becoming an Eagle Hunter. The Eagle Huntress (2016) provides viewers with an intrinsic view of her courageous journey and the steps required in mastering the craft. 982 more words


The Eagle Huntress (2016)

D: Otto Bell / 87m

Narrated by Daisy Ridley

With: Nurgaiv Aisholpan, Rys Nurgaiv, Kuksyegyen Almagul, Boshai Dalaikhan, Bosaga Rys

In the Altai Mountains of Mongolia, there is a nomadic tribe who for centuries have used eagles in their hunt for food. 1,133 more words


The Ultimate Kazakh Mongolian 8-hour Dance Party [Videos]

I’m not that much for big, crazy parties.

Don’t get me wrong, I have my moments. But normally I’m pretty low-key, preferring an intimate dinner to a raucous evening out on the town. 1,457 more words

The Eagle Huntress

Falconry is one of the oldest sports in the world, with birds of prey still flown today for the amusement of tourists at bird rescue centers and wildlife parks. 171 more words

Ten Facts About Siberia

Ergaki Nature Reserve (Krasnoyarsk Krai. Siberian Federal District)… the reserve is 3,429 square kilometres (1,324 square miles) in size


  1. Siberia occupies almost 10 percent of the land on the planet.
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In The Land Of The Gods

Mongolia is one of the highest countries in the world. Did you know that? Over 80% of the country is over 1000m. The whole region was lifted to very high levels by successive geological upheavals and as a result Mongolia is a deeply eroded mountainous country, with snow capped mountain ranges, forested slopes, open-high plateau steppe land…rolling into semi desert and then the desert in the south. 296 more words