Behind the Scenes

Mongolia

People in Mongolia have a special relationship with reindeer; they raise their animals for milk and cheese and even use their hair for textiles, but they rarely eat the meat. The reindeer herders have been tending to their herds for thousands of years. 

The eagle hunters' - or berkutchi's - incredible lifestyle involves domesticating a Golden Eagle from eaglet and taming it to hunt on the steppes for the family or tribe. The incredible birds are released back into the wild approximately seven years later.