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Leaves Falling


Caving: Selected Work

I've been caving pretty intensely since 2018, when I started helping survey caves in Quintana Roo, Mexico, and did recreational cavern diving.

Since then, I've caved extensively worldwide, including Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, British Columbia, AlbertaSpain, Scotland, Morocco, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Puerto Rico. I've also done some recreational wild caving in VietnamIceland, Turks and Caicos and Easter Island. I've also attended the NSS Conventions of 2018 in Montana and 2022 in South Dakota.

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I'm an award-winning cave photographer and videographer, having won Honor and Merit Awards with the NSS, for photos as well as my videos. I currently have a Nikon Z6 with two external flashes. You can check out my portfolio here.

Wanna get invited on more cave trips? Learn to sketch. Photography and rescue skills are not nearly as desired as the ability to map a cave.

I'm fully proficient both as point man and sketcher. I also am a cartographer, and create my cave maps in Inkscape and CaveWhere. I plan to buy the new Disto (if it ever comes out!). Maps I've made can be seen here.

cave rescue

I've completed the National Cave Rescue Commission (NCRC) Level 1 Cave Rescue and Small Party Assisted Rescue (SPAR) courses. I'm also an Emergency Nurse and a certified Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, and have vertical rescue training in canyoneering.


I lead a lot of trips, and sometimes take beginners. The caving community, in general, is declining in number and I am always pleased to welcome new cavers into our world. Teaching good habits and responsibility for caring for caves is imperative right from the beginning.

Lukas dy in Lake Cave, New Mexico.
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