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    With extreme patience and dedication the Kazakh have domesticated to their advantage the different qualities of the eagle. The raptor, with its untamable courage, its fast flying abilities, acute vision and hearing capabilities has become man’s hunting companion that cannot be substituded. In the past this activity was done only by men, today more often the teenage girls learn to hunt with the Golden Eagle.
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    Striking and formal portrait, Alessandra. The information you provided in the caption adds to the depth this photograph.

    Jessie Wender
    Senior Photo Editor, National Geographic Magazine
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Oct 6, 2016
    Date Uploaded: Oct 22, 2016
    Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    Focal Length: 85 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
    Aperture: f/8
    ISO: 100
    Copyright: © Alessandra Meniconzi
    Categories: Portraits, People
    Assignments: Why We Love Pets
    Contests: 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year