Our special visit to Modon Hoshoo, Saksai Village was to immerse ourselves with the Kazakh eagle hunters and their lifestyle and culture. We spent two wonderful days with them. On the morning that we went up to the mountain, we saw the hunting eagles in full action. Kazakh hunting eagles are exclusively female known for their size and strength. I took this photo for it’s power and strength shown in their talons.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | March 12
Award Score: 68 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Black & White Photography
Photograph Location: Modon Hoshoo, Saksai Village, Western Mongolia
Photographer: Shirren Lim (Jakarta, Indonesia) Registered
Born in Penang Island, Malaysia, in 1970, Shirren would find herself moving cities over the course of her life. She is now based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Shirren took up photography in 2009, as she thought it would be an interesting habit, later she discovered it as her true passion. Shirren loves portraitures best. To her, the expressions people wear are so beautiful, so telling, so uncovered in their sincerity. With her photo-taking, she tries and does justice to capture humanity in its many forms. Shirren’s work has been described as intense and earthy with her simple composition cutting to the heart of the subject matter. As a child, she had flipped through many of her father’s National Geographic magazines, but it was Steve McCurry’s 1984 “Afghan Girl” that she recall two decades later. That is what she wants to do with her life. She believes, someday, she can able to capture that one moment that could change the world. Her work has appeared in several web and printed magazines.