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鷹匠 #1

Posted by
Hiro (Kyoto, Japan) on 26 January 2011 in Animal & Insect.

Falconry, the traditional activity of keeping and training falcons, was registered as a living human heritage UNESCO in 2010. But unfortunately, Japanese falconers' activity is not included. I think Japanese government and UNESCO should recognize their activity.
They showed us how they train the falcons this day.
January 10, 2011 @二条城

Canon EOS 40D 1/180 second F/6.7 ISO 400 70 mm

Please leave your comments.

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A beautiful image of falconers in their traditional dress, really nice photo. Good day.

26 Jan 2011 8:49am

k@ from Paris, France

3 attitudes like one man slowly lifting his head, cool with a lot of natural elegance

26 Jan 2011 11:36am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

An interesting composition Hiro with these falconers in traditional costume. What is the reasoning behind the exclusion of Japanese falconers? ;-)

26 Jan 2011 12:37pm

@Eric Cousineau: Maybe Japanese government does not recognize the importance of Japanese falconers. That is the reason.

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Nice photo of the falconers lined up with their falcons. I see only one of the falcons has covered his head.

26 Jan 2011 1:00pm

ceanothe from France

Un beau trio, superbe photo !

26 Jan 2011 1:06pm

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan


26 Jan 2011 2:57pm

@GJC: 来年もやるのかどうか分かりません。過去は今年の他、2007年、2008年、2009年にやっているようです。

Yvon from Orleans, France

very interesting to read, nice shot

26 Jan 2011 3:10pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Great picture !!

26 Jan 2011 5:31pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine capture

26 Jan 2011 6:48pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Nice compositon! Interesting image!

26 Jan 2011 6:53pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Lovely capture..falcon trainers have a great discipline.

28 Jan 2011 2:28pm