We skip sunrise – allowing ourselves a bit of rest. It’s a very special day for us. Private eagle festival just for us, Kazakhs on horseback, dressed in their traditional dark coats and scarlet hats, with Golden Eagles hovering on their arms. The Festival is arranged by locals that are committed to preserve traditional Kazakh heritage. Enjoy the rare opportunity to view Golden Eagles close up and allow one to perch upon your arm. We will be able to ask any of them for a private portrait session. The whole event is just for photographers. There’s a public festival happening around this time, but last year’s it’s totally crowded with almost no possibility to make a good photo. We will have up to 20 eagle hunters with many opportunities to shoot at diverse locations: mountain ridges, river bends and grass marshlands with splashes and reflections.
Every single of eagle hunters will be ready for portrait session and very friendly to our group. You’ll feel like in movie set today and bring back home hundreds of good images with no crowd behind.
After this stunning day we return back to Olgii to hotel (1-1,5 h drive).
Hotel has shower, Wi-Fi.