Saturday, 18 January 2020

A hunter releases his tamed golden eagle during a traditional hunting contest outside the village of Kaynar in Almaty region, Kazakhstan December 8, 2019. Hunters from across Kazakhstan gathered in the Almaty Region, in the east of the country, for the annual national falconry competition this month. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev

A tamed golden eagle chases a rabbit during a traditional hunting contest outside the village of Kaynar in Almaty region, Kazakhstan December 8, 2019. The event brings together the country's best falconers who show off their handling skills and their birds' hunting prowess. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev?

A hunter performs with his tamed hawk during a traditional hunting contest outside the village of Kaynar in Almaty region, Kazakhstan December 8, 2019. The ancient Kazakh tradition, which some say is over 3,000 years old, used to be a lifeline for Kazakhs as it used to feed entire families. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev

A tamed hawk is seen during a traditional hunting contest outside the village of Kaynar in Almaty region, Kazakhstan December 6, 2019. Traditional eagle hunting is seen in Kazakhstan as a symbol of the country's nomadic past. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev

A hunter holds his tamed golden eagle during a traditional hunting contest outside the village of Kaynar in Almaty region, Kazakhstan December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev

A hunter holding his tamed golden eagle rides a horse during a traditional hunting contest outside the village of Kaynar in Almaty region, Kazakhstan December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev