VIDEO I The Falcon Hunter

So Istabsir is coming to an end, and we wanted to go out with a bang with our last few pieces. Galen randomly found a falcon hunter on one of the secluded islands near Yas. He spends his days in his make-shift shelter, with two birds tied down by a string acting as live bait. He sits and waits for a falcon to approach before trapping it in his net. Sound exciting? The reality is that he’s been waiting all summer to catch just one, and it just hasn’t happened. There is a reason he’s patient though; hunting falcons sell for quite a hefty amount of money, especially in this part of the world. The day we shot was the last day of the season. He mentioned the weather gets too cold now, and that he’d probably be back around March or April to look out for falcons again.