In the desolate mountainous terrain of western Mongolia live 60 or so remaining traditional eagle hunters. This ancient tradition of training golden eagles to hunt on horseback for foxes and wolves is still part of daily life for these Kazakh eagle hunter families. The hunter takes the young wild eaglet from its nest and trains it, whereby the eagle becomes part of the family. A special bond develops between hunter and eagle - a trusting relationship between man and this bird of prey. The eagle hunters compete at an annual eagle hunter festival around Ulgii in the Altai Mountains.