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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Golden Eagle Attacks Cameraman

by Shamil Zhumatov
OUCH! Sometimes being a cameraman is dangerous work!
Here a Golden Eagle attacks a cameraman during an annual hunting competition in Chengelsy Gorge, Kazakhstan.
When it snows on the steppes of eastern Kazakhstan, hunters saddle up and gallop off with eagles on their arms in search of prey. Many in Kazakhstan see eagle hunting as a symbol of their nation’s nomadic past and a throwback to an oft-romanticised era before these steppes turned into a geopolitical battleground between competing regional powers Russia and China.
You can see the rest of the pictures from the Kazakhstan Eagle Hunt on Stuff.co.nz. Just to let you know, there are a few photos of the eagle capturing a rabbit.

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