Khuanitkhan, one of the famous eagle-hunters of the Mongolian Altai region, stands with his golden eagle.

Tripping The Light Fantastic

A cynic seeks to rediscover the art of wonder in the West Mongolian mountains.

Text by Henry Wismayer; Images by Marcus Westberg

It was early evening in the Chikhertai Valley when I found myself standing on a weathered buttress, cheering the sudden onset of clouds.