Ashol-Pan is part of the Kazakhs of the Altai mountain range in western Mongolia, the only people today to hunt using Golden Eagles. BBC photographer Asher Svidensky spent time with 6 of their apprentice falconers, and described Ashol-Pan as being "more comfortable" and "more powerful" with the eagles than her male counterparts.
Awww yeah. Care to join me in a little standing-and-cheering, my friends?
Head over to the original BBC article to read more, and to see more amazing photos like this:
Now, who else is inspired to write a whole YA series based on Ashol-Pan? And/or cosplay as her? Just me?