Mongolia Photography Tours & workshops

Stunning landscapes & Eagle Hunters

A 10-day Mongolia photography tour covering the breathtaking landscapes of the Altai including stays with eagle hunters

Join me for an incredible photography tour of Mongolia’s Altai landscapes as well as stays with various eagle hunters and the eagle hunter festival (TBC).

This photo tour is the perfect opportunity for those who are happy to compromise on some luxuries to immerse themselves. We take you away from the ‘highlights’ as this means you’ll be shooting in more personal situations and have the time and space to create your own unique photography – not with a crowd of other photographers getting basically the same image.

Tour details

Basic information

Group size

Max 5


10 days


€5695 / €250 dep

Fitness Level

Low to Medium

Our base

Khovsgol Lake Hotel in Ulaanbaatar

Kazakh Eagle Hunters

This photography adventure provides a great opportunity to document first-hand the life of Kazakh eagle hunters as you spend time living alongside the hunters and their families witnessing their daily lives. On this itinerary, you will be hosted by some of the region’s most experienced and respected hunters and you will learn skills and history from them as well as explore the stark yet beautiful landscapes of Mongolia’s Altai.

A Kazak Mongolian eagle hunter and his eagle in the Altai near to Bayan Olgii, Mongolia.
A Kazak Mongolian eagle hunter and his eagle

Stay with the Kazakh families

All of your hosts are Kazakh families that the Mongolian tour operator has personally built up relationships with over the past 13 years. No agents or tour operators are used – we work directly with all the families as this leads to a more personal insight for you as our guest.

***Please note that the schedule is subject to change as details for the eagle festival haven’t yet been published.

Mongolia’s westernmost province

The itinerary through Mongolia’s westernmost province of Bayan Ulgii has been planned to provide you with an array of photographic opportunities. The Kazakhs are Mongolia’s largest ethnic group with over 100,000 residing in western Mongolia. A percentage of Kazakhs are eagle hunters – typically hunting with female golden eagles (known as berkuts) as they are stronger and more aggressive.

Two Kazak Mongolian eagle hunters

Photography techniques covered during the workshop

  • Exposure and understanding of how to get the best out of the light
  • Composition techniques to create balanced images
  • Lens choice and focal length. Typically people head for the wide-angle in a landscape but up in the mountains telephoto lenses are also heavily used.
  • Panoramic photography. How to best compose the beautiful panoramas that we’ll see during the photography tour
  • Using Adobe Lightroom or Camera Raw to process our images
  • Using luminosity masks in Adobe Photoshop
  • Colour correction
  • Stitching panoramic images

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