Just like everyone who works underground for a living. Most of us may never know the meticulous procedures and techniques that are involved in a mine rescue. Some may think that the team simply goes underground, finds the miners and brings them back up to surface. Well, it’s far far from that. While I was photographing the Mine Rescue Competition I was blown away by the professionalism of the competing teams, the amount of preparation involved before they step on and off site and the constant communication between teammates, mine operations and those that needed rescue. It was exhausting just trying to keep pace with them and shoot. These individuals put their lives on the line every time they do their jobs and after this I am glad to know who they are and what they are capable of. I do hope that I never need their services while photographing underground or above.