Meet Zamanbol- One of the Last Eagle Huntress Who’s Keeping This Tradition Alive

Deep within the wild, mountainous regions of Mongolia, a small group of nomads keeps the ancient art of eagle hunting alive. The traditional form of falconry involves training birds of prey to help hunt wild animals such as foxes and small hares—a powerful skill that has been handed down from father to son over thousands of years. German photographer Leo Thomas recently visited Western Mongolia’s Altai region to capture this fascinating culture.

Leo Thomas is a German photographer who was able to capture one of Mongolia’s ancient traditions. The ancient art of eagle hunting is still kept alive by a small group of nomads for thousands of years, passed down generation after generation. The tradition involves training birds of prey to help hunt wild animals such as foxes and small hares.

There are around 300 eagle keepers today, and only 1 out of 10 of them are women. Luckily Thomas had the chance to meet Zamanboi, who trains her trusted eagle on weekends when she’s not at school. She’s part of a Kazakh nomad family, and with her brother, Barzabai, they managed to keep their tradition going.

Scroll down below to check out some of Thomas’s amazing shots from Mongolia, and if you want more you can check his Instagram account.

H/T: Leo Thomas: Facebook | Instagram

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20 Pictures of German Shepherds That Show You How Adorable and Loving They Are

I believe you all have heard of German Shepherds. They are the most steadfastly loyal companions, and consistently rank at the top of the most popular dog breeds, and it’s easy to see why. German shepherd dogs (GSD) are noble, diligent, loyal, and highly intelligent dogs. They are large in size and have very streamlined, athletic builds that make them both strong and agile.

Though they are excellent herding dogs, German shepherds are very well suited to work as service animals, such as guide dogs for the blind. They are excellent performing as working dogs, especially in police and military operations. They also make highly effective guard dogs. Of course, the German shepherd dog also makes a wonderful companion in the right home.

One of the most recognizable breeds today, German shepherds are celebrated for their impressive balance of power and grace. They surely mark a presence in your heart as well. To all of those who own a German shepherd, they will strongly agree to that fact.

Below we’ve made a list of their adorable pictures, and they will make you fall in love with this breed once more.

1. My boy Kenzo, my soulmate. He’s a real gentle giant with a puppy personality. 

                        Kennym00n

2. My baby had a photoshoot and I chose the photo that really shows her personality 

                                oiwtfm8 

3. My baby girl met her brother again after 3 weeks 

                     MiniMiaBoss

4. I, for one, feel safer knowing there’s a German Shepherd in the Oval Office. 

                           lklement 

5. Finally broke it to her that she was adopted. 

                           Anutka25

6. My family has always had a love for shepherds 

                   heathrawr101

7. Now this is funny and cute 

                             DevinG3 

8. My Flynn 8 Months old – for contrast My husband is 6ft 2in 

                              Allula102

9. Our boy passed his test, he is officially a therapy dog! 

                        ThatsSooMe 

10. Me and my boy, Bauer 

              LandSharkSupply 

11. Went to the shelter just to see, came home with this beautiful boy. Meet Fenrir aka Finn.

                  xceptn2therule 

12. This pup helped me survive through medical school 

                               rhettb13 

13. Meeka realized she can stand in the pool 

                             Sirjangly 

14. People tend to be scared of my pup when I take her out but she’s probably more loving than most people tbh 

                        elbikter

15. We’re super cute. Give us your lunch! 

                         KatAttack07 

16. We found Lucy on a desert highway when she was 4 weeks old, today she celebrates 10 months. 

                        KingJewffrey 

17. She’s just so cute I can hardly stand it! 

                         keekslarue 

18. Levi sporting a baby carhartt coat 

                     alexandria666

19. Kato mastered “sit” and “stay, so now we are moving on to “defensive driving” 

                                Reddit

20. I just can’t get over his face 

                                   0x211

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