Indian born, Australian raised and current resident of Hong Kong, Palani Mohan is an award-winning photographer and published author whose work is part of the collection of the National Portrait Gallery in London.
He has travelled to Mongolia four times and his book, ‘Hunting With Eagles: In The Realm of the Mongolian Kazakhs’ is a rare and invaluable record of a vanishing culture.
Nomads in the vast, remote and strikingly beautiful land of Mongolia still eke out a living on the steppe as they have for centuries, passing down from generation to generation age-old practices of horsemanship, herding and hunting.
On this rare visit, visitors spend two days at the thrilling Golden Eagle Festival in the far west of the country, where Kazakh horsemen demonstrate their skills with the prized golden eagle in fierce competition.
Guests will be honoured by the Mongol hospitality, bed down in a traditional ger, marvel at Buddhist monasteries and explore some of the wildest landscapes on the planet.
The host who has photographed and documented in detail the Golden Eagle hunters, will provide both an invaluable cultural attaché as well as expert photographic instructions throughout this unique journey.
Watch Palani Mohan’s recent TedXSydney Talk – Hunting with Eagles on the Edge of the World: