Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan - Republic of
TAME GOLDEN EAGLE SWOOPS ON A HARE DURING TRADITIONAL HUNTING CONTEST NEAR THE TOWN TALDYKORGAN.
A tame golden eagle swoops on a hare during traditional hunting contest near the town Taldykorgan, some 270 north from Almaty, January 24, 2004. Hunters with birds from all over Kazakhstan gathered for the two-day competition to revive ancient nomadic tradition. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov REUTERS AS