Mongolia – Altai Mountains and Kazakh Eagle Hunters

 

From the steppe to the snow-covered Altai Mountains and the vast Gobi Desert, Mongolia is a wild and rugged country with astounding natural diversity and ancient cultures that reflect the spirit and resilience of its nomadic peoples and their tangible connection with the land.

With a focus on photography and storytelling, join me on a photo tour to the remote, rural reaches of Mongolia and get to know the people whose livelihoods depend on their animals and the land that sustains them. These tours offer an authentic and culturally immersive experience with a true insight into the lives of the families we’ll meet.

The roads may (will) be bumpy and seemingly endless, and home comforts elusive, but for the not-too-faint-hearted I have no doubt that this will be an enriching and memorable experience, as it is for me each and every time I visit.

Autumn 2024

The Altai Mountains and Kazakh Eagle Hunters

 

There’s nothing quite like watching an enormous bird of prey spread its wings and fly away, then soar back when called, landing effortlessly and with precision on the arm of a skilled horse rider dressed in traditional animal skins. It’s a scene unchanged for centuries.

Join me this October for a photography workshop set in the stunning Altai Mountains of western Mongolia where we will meet the iconic Kazakh eagle hunters and semi-nomadic families whose livelihoods depend on their animals and the land that sustains them. We will also meet and photograph some of the families featured in my article for the New York Times.

This trip is suitable for both aspiring and professional photographers and anyone who’s interested in an authentic and culturally immersive experience that offers an insight into the lives of the families we’ll meet.

There will also be opportunities for horse riding and hiking.

Price includes all transportation, accommodation, food and translation during the trip.

International flights, travel insurance, tips, alcoholic drinks, and camera equipment are not included.

Duration: 10 days

Dates: October 2024

Group size: Minimum 3 people, maximum 5

Price per person: $5,000

For more information and to apply for a space on this tour, send an email to:
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