Hunting with Golden Eagles

1876. In the meantime, the hunters demonstrate their strength and prowess in the Kazakh steppe. So-called "kusbegi" and “berkutchi" are among the most honoured people. This picture made by one of the first Russian female photographers Lidiya Poltoratskaya features two men on the eve of a hunting day. The photograph was taken in Semipalatinsk region that back then was a part of the Western Siberia governorate general.