Falconry Festival in Al Ain in 2011

Al Ain hosted The Third International Festival Of Falconry in December 2011. Falconers came from all over the world. For some of them, this was the first time they had left their village or town. Amazing.

For more information, go to www.falconryfestival.com.

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This guy from Scotland gave a great talk about his falcons and sent them swooping off across the arena to collect meat…

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At the end of the festival, all the guests paraded round the arena in their traditional costumes, with placards showing which country they came from…

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Here’s me with a hooded falcon in the exhibition stand area…

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The stages of growth of this bird was fascinating to look at…

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2 Comment

  1. Johan Van Dijck says:

    Is it possible to get picture IMG_2975.jog on big format .
    Because these are people from Belgium and we like to have that beautiful picture.
    Thanks a lot.
    I , myself , has visit the festival myself and enjoyed Al Ain a lot. I made the tour of the city and will come back in 2 years.
    But i have another question, on Thurstday there was a broadcasting from the Belgium delegates on television, they told us that. Do you know where i can collect this movie ? Maybe you know on witch television it was on. So i can take contact with them to have that movie .

    Thanks a lot.
    I will be back to Al Ain, all the Belgium people are full of Al Ain and the UAE.

    Johan Van Dijck Belgium.

  2. admin says:

    Hi Johan,
    Thanks for this message. I am emailing you now the full photo — uncropped — so you’ll see more of the image.
    Regarding the movie footage, I can’t help: I was just a visitor to the event. Try calling/emailing the organisers.
    Warmest,
    Chris

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