International Ice Shagai

An impromptu EL international ice shagai competition. Khovd River, Ulaankhuus., Bayan Ulgii Province, Western Mongolia. One Australian, two Mongolians and a Kazakh eagle hunter.

* Shagai is the traditional Mongolian game of ankle bone shooting. Don’t dismiss it. It is far more interesting than the name leads you to believe and makes a great spectator sport.
This photo was taken by our guest Viv McWaters this March on one of our Mongolia winter tours.