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Luring the eagle to owner's glove (best larger)  The next competition at the Eagle Festival was one of the most exciting from the point of view of the action and the challenges to the photographer.    The eagle hunter's golden eagle is taken to the top of a hill behind the competition field and the eagle hunter waits below on his horse, holding a rabbit leg or a piece of fox meat.  When the eagle's hood is removed and it is released, the hunter calls the eagle to him by waving the meat in the air and galloping his horse across the field. The time taken from release to the eagle to landing on the hunter's glove is recorded and the winner is the one with the fastest time.  Things do not always go according to plan.  Sometimes the eagle misses the bait and has to try again, sometimes it lands on the ground and just sits there, and occasionally it just flies away to do its own thing.  The photographic challenge is to anticipate when and where the eagle will get close enough to the hunter to catch the moments of capture, which can take place anywhere in a large field.  This photo is a 3 shot collage of a successful capture... by the eagle and the eagle hunter (...and the photographer). Each of the 3 individual shots can be seen here, along with a couple more shots of the best eagle, costume and horse competition (the eagle is hooded in this competition, and unhooded in the 'return to owner' competition): http://goo.gl/RMcXuQ  07/07/15 www.allenfotowild.com
Luring the eagle to owner's glove (best larger)

The next competition at the Eagle Festival was one of the most exciting from the point of view of the action and the challenges to the photographer.

The eagle hunter's golden eagle is taken to the top of a hill behind the competition field and the eagle hunter waits below on his horse, holding a rabbit leg or a piece of fox meat. When the eagle's hood is removed and it is released, the hunter calls the eagle to him by waving the meat in the air and galloping his horse across the field. The time taken from release to the eagle to landing on the hunter's glove is recorded and the winner is the one with the fastest time.

Things do not always go according to plan. Sometimes the eagle misses the bait and has to try again, sometimes it lands on the ground and just sits there, and occasionally it just flies away to do its own thing. The photographic challenge is to anticipate when and where the eagle will get close enough to the hunter to catch the moments of capture, which can take place anywhere in a large field.

This photo is a 3 shot collage of a successful capture... by the eagle and the eagle hunter (...and the photographer). Each of the 3 individual shots can be seen here, along with a couple more shots of the best eagle, costume and horse competition (the eagle is hooded in this competition, and unhooded in the 'return to owner' competition): http://goo.gl/RMcXuQ

07/07/15 http://www.allenfotowild.com

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Luring the eagle to owner's glove (best larger)  The next competition at the Eagle Festival was one of the most exciting from the point of view of the action and the challenges to the photographer.    The eagle hunter's golden eagle is taken to the top of a hill behind the competition field and the eagle hunter waits below on his horse, holding a rabbit leg or a piece of fox meat.  When the eagle's hood is removed and it is released, the hunter calls the eagle to him by waving the meat in the air and galloping his horse across the field. The time taken from release to the eagle to landing on the hunter's glove is recorded and the winner is the one with the fastest time.  Things do not always go according to plan.  Sometimes the eagle misses the bait and has to try again, sometimes it lands on the ground and just sits there, and occasionally it just flies away to do its own thing.  The photographic challenge is to anticipate when and where the eagle will get close enough to the hunter to catch the moments of capture, which can take place anywhere in a large field.  This photo is a 3 shot collage of a successful capture... by the eagle and the eagle hunter (...and the photographer). Each of the 3 individual shots can be seen here, along with a couple more shots of the best eagle, costume and horse competition (the eagle is hooded in this competition, and unhooded in the 'return to owner' competition): http://goo.gl/RMcXuQ  07/07/15 www.allenfotowild.com
Luring the eagle to owner's glove (best larger)

The next competition at the Eagle Festival was one of the most exciting from the point of view of the action and the challenges to the photographer.

The eagle hunter's golden eagle is taken to the top of a hill behind the competition field and the eagle hunter waits below on his horse, holding a rabbit leg or a piece of fox meat. When the eagle's hood is removed and it is released, the hunter calls the eagle to him by waving the meat in the air and galloping his horse across the field. The time taken from release to the eagle to landing on the hunter's glove is recorded and the winner is the one with the fastest time.

Things do not always go according to plan. Sometimes the eagle misses the bait and has to try again, sometimes it lands on the ground and just sits there, and occasionally it just flies away to do its own thing. The photographic challenge is to anticipate when and where the eagle will get close enough to the hunter to catch the moments of capture, which can take place anywhere in a large field.

This photo is a 3 shot collage of a successful capture... by the eagle and the eagle hunter (...and the photographer). Each of the 3 individual shots can be seen here, along with a couple more shots of the best eagle, costume and horse competition (the eagle is hooded in this competition, and unhooded in the 'return to owner' competition): http://goo.gl/RMcXuQ

07/07/15 http://www.allenfotowild.com

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Photo by: Terry Allen · See photo in original gallery.

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