Young Mongolian archer at Nadaam festival in Tsagaannuur, Mongolia. Naadam is properly know as “Eryn gurvan naadam," after the three manly games of wrestling, horse racing, and archery making up the core activities of the National Festival.
Makpal Abdrazakova is the only female eagle hunter in Kazakhstan. Golden eagles can be used to hunt healthy adult wolves. You have got to be seriously tough to handle these birds, much less hunt with them competitively.