An Eagles View

This story is from December 2009, but I only recently came across the picture. I have no idea who the cameraman is or where he is from. But it does show how sometimes, things can go wrong.
When it snows on the steppes of eastern Kazakhstan, hunters saddle up and gallop off with eagles on their arms in search of prey. Many in Kazakhstan see eagle hunting as a symbol of their nation’s nomadic past and a throwback to an oft-romanticized era before these steppes turned into a geopolitical battleground between competing regional powers Russia and China.
Clearly a Golden Eagle attacks a cameraman during an annual hunting competition in Chengelsy Gorge, Kazakhstan.
I hope the pictures were worth it! Click on the link to see the rest of the pictures from the

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