A tamed golden eagle flies during a traditional hunting contest in Almaty, Kazakhstan December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev

Participants gather during a traditional hunting contest, involving tamed golden eagles and hawks, in Almaty, Kazakhstan December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev

A participant stands next to a tamed golden eagle during a traditional hunting contest in Almaty, Kazakhstan December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev

A participant releases a tamed golden eagle while sitting on a horse during a traditional hunting contest in Almaty, Kazakhstan December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev

A tamed golden eagle sits on a chair during a traditional hunting contest in Almaty, Kazakhstan December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev

A tamed hawk attacks a rabbit during a traditional hunting contest in Almaty, Kazakhstan December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev