Photos of Olgiy Mongolia

Browse 417 candid traveler photos of Olgiy, Mongolia
Me holding an eagle
Me holding an eagle
An eagle hunter and his eagle
An eagle hunter and his eagle
A pretty two hump Jamal (camel). I always remember this Arabic word for camels which means beauty :)
A pretty two hump Jamal (camel).…
Showing off his excellent horsemanship!
(Photo courtesy of Dosjan)
Showing off his excellent horsem…
A group of eagle hunters riding to the festival group. We all got excited, told the driver to stop and jumped out of the car for a picture of them
A group of eagle hunters riding …
Local handicraft and bags being sold at the festival ground
Local handicraft and bags being …
Another eagle hunter in his traditional attire
Another eagle hunter in his trad…
Trying on a rabbit fur hat. It indeed kept me rather warm .... but living in the tropics, I have hardly any use for it
Trying on a rabbit fur hat. It i…
The golden eagle waiting patiently on the saddle for its owner. The hood over the eyes keep them calm. The small crutch on the saddle is a support for the hunter's arm with the eagle since it weighs ~10kg
The golden eagle waiting patient…
A picture with Brian, the eagle and the hunter
A picture with Brian, the eagle …
Camping at Lake Tolbo
Camping at Lake Tolbo
The female version of the tug-a-war of the headless sheep carcass :)
The female version of the tug-a-…
The hunter dismounting from the horse after his eagle had caught the lure
The hunter dismounting from the …
One of my favourite pictures from the trip
One of my favourite pictures fro…
A golden eagle being released and gliding with speed and agility towards its owner inside the competition ring
A golden eagle being released an…
Looking down at the festival ground and competition ring from the top of the hill
Looking down at the festival gro…
The actions and view from the top of the hill where the eagles were released for the competitions
The actions and view from the to…
The eagle holding onto the lure until the hunter came to separate the eagle and the lure
The eagle holding onto the lure …
It was a windy day and two small lenticular clouds were formed in the sky
It was a windy day and two small…
A young eagle hunter in his elaborate traditional clothing
A young eagle hunter in his elab…
An aspiring eagle hunter .... :)
An aspiring eagle hunter .... :)
Two kids enjoying a ride on the camel and the third one was all bundled up to keep warm
Two kids enjoying a ride on the …
A break from the wind for lunch
A break from the wind for lunch
A couple in nice traditional clothing getting ready for Kyz Kuu, literally 'catch and kiss the girl' which is an equestrian traditional sport among the Turkic people
A couple in nice traditional clo…
Participants of the Kyz Kuu game. If the man wins he gets a kiss, but if he fails to catch the woman before the finish line, she turns and gallops after him back and tries to touch him with a horse whip
Participants of the Kyz Kuu game…
The referee literally jumping out of the way ..... when the tug a war broke into a gallop with the one holding the headless sheep carcass trying to get away
The referee literally jumping ou…
Eagle hunters in their fine embroidered clothing and their best hunting tool - the golden eagle
Eagle hunters in their fine embr…
Flying by the mountains and a lake surrounded by trees in autumn colours
Flying by the mountains and a la…
A young boy with his small eagle
A young boy with his small eagle
He loves horses
He loves horses
A real wolf skin! Nice to look at but it would cause an uproar and a big penalty to bring it back to Europe!
A real wolf skin! Nice to look a…
The competition ring surrounded by locals and foreigners
The competition ring surrounded …
An eagle being released and hopefully will fly to its owner and catch the 'prey' as quickly as possible
An eagle being released and hope…
The actions and view from the top of the hill where the eagles were released for the competitions
The actions and view from the to…
The eagle on the left strayed into the competition ring after refusing earlier to catch the lure when his owner was calling out and flew off in another direction
The eagle on the left strayed in…
His proud dad came to pick the eagle and led them out of the competition ring
His proud dad came to pick the e…
The makeshift stage on the back of a truck for the judges
The makeshift stage on the back …
The Gers belonging to some eagle hunters with their eagles being kept outside
The Gers belonging to some eagle…
Some locals selling barbecued meat on skewers
Some locals selling barbecued me…
Quite a mess and commotion as the participants gathered before the judges to get their numbers for the competitions
Quite a mess and commotion as th…
A picture with Aisholpan :)
A picture with Aisholpan :)
Look delicious
Look delicious
At our Kazakh Tour Ger
At our Kazakh Tour Ger
Rubbing shoulders with the judges :)
Apparently, as long as their views were not obstructed, they had no issue with the others cramping onto the stage :)
Rubbing shoulders with the judge…
All ended up in a big dance to the traditional music, much to the amusement of the spectators :)
All ended up in a big dance to t…
Breaking into a gallop with both men still holding tightly onto the headless sheep carcass
Breaking into a gallop with both…
A picture with Jamal
A picture with Jamal
Beautiful clouds and hills on the horizon
Beautiful clouds and hills on th…
Olgiy
photo by: o_mendfornd