The Cleanest Line
Joel Caldwell

Joel Caldwell

Joel Caldwell is an expedition photographer and writer living in New York City. He specializes in telling conservation and adventure stories. His work has been published by National Geographic Voices, Iron & Air, META, Wilderness, and the Overland Journal.


Photo: Joel Caldwell

Searching for the Snow Leopard

Aug 29, 2017 August 29, 2017

March 11, Saidi Tagnob Conservancy, Zighar, Tajikistan Odina, a Tajik ranger from the Saidi Tagnob Conservancy, squats alongside the cliff edge. With large field glasses pressed to his face, he scans the opposite mountainside for familiar movement. He motions excitedly for the spotting scope. I squint hopelessly across the ravine… Read More