Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cat in Mongolia

Cat Urbigkit has just returned from Mongolia. I hope she will be writing here in detail soon, but meanwhile here are a few teasers.

Here is the parade at the Eagle festival:

in front, my old friend and drinking companion Aralbai, a major character in Eagle Dreams:

His son Armanbek, who was about twelve when I last saw him.


Andrew Campbell said...


Awesome pics. Have never been in Olgii for the fall Eagle Fest, but it's so incredible to see all these fine birds. And hopefully a good sign that the art of falconry is persisting.


Lauren said...

Wow - that is Armanbek! He was a teenager when I visited. Fantastic photos - I am happy to see Aralbai out there, hawking still.