The Huntress - Sean Lee-Davies
Following an intense training session, apprentice eagle huntress Akhbota shares an intimate moment with her falcon in the morning light. In Mongolia, golden eagles are used in the sport of falconry—where birds are used in their natural state to hunt prey alongside humans.
It was amazing to meet a new generation of female eagle hunters in a sport that is traditionally male-dominated,” the photographer Sean Lee-Davies says. “There was clearly a beautiful bond between Akhbota and her eagle, which is what I tried to capture in this very intimate scene