Jett & Kathryn Britnell are internationally published travel writers, photographers, scuba divers, shark advocates, guest speakers, explorers, book reviewers, marine conservationists and devil may care adventurers.
Our publishing credits include, The Globe & Mail, British Columbia Magazine, Matador Network, Photo Comment, Alert Diver, Diver Magazine, Scuba & H2O Adventure, Sport Diver, Travel Thru History and numerous other publications. Jett’s photography has graced the covers of magazines 55 times. Along with travel writing, we have been guest speakers at trade shows and have presented on exploration, conservation, destinations, photography seminars and workshops.
Jett Britnell FI’16, FRGS
Jett is an award-winning freelance photojournalist who specializes in underwater, exploration, travel, wildlife, editorial assignments and digital stock photography. He is a Fellow in the world renowned and exclusive Explorers Club, Fellow in the prestigious Royal Geographical Society, and a member of the highly esteemed Ocean Artists Society, a unique alliance of the world’s top marine life artists, sculptors, painters, photographers, and filmmakers, who use their talents to foster an interest in the ocean arts and marine-life issues. The list of members includes people such as Wyland, Bob Talbot, Ron & Valerie Taylor and Dr. Sylvia Earle. Jett has explored remote reefs and shipwrecks around the globe and is presently working on two research projects, Tahiti Humpback Whale Songs and British Columbia’s Sockeye Salmon. Jett is also a nationally accredited past member of the Professional Photographers of Canada (Underwater & Editorial & Travel Illustration) and Professional Writers of Canada.
Kathryn is an underwater model, writer, girly girl, reef angel, JTZ GRL (her car license plate), kitchen lawyer, former teen model, Queen of the Brine, “wife extraordinaire”, stiletto shoe aficionado, ocean temptress, medicine woman, lecturer, photographer, chefette, siren of the sea, mermaid & tea sommelier. The first published photo of her working as an underwater model appeared December 22, 2010 in PhotographyBB Magazine. Certainly a notable achievement as she was only certified as a scuba diver three weeks earlier in the Philippines on November 30, 2010! Kathryn has experienced exhilarating encounters with tiger sharks, whale sharks, sea turtles, sea lions, and several species of venomous lionfish in the Philippines, splashing into zero degree centigrade iceberg infested waters in Alaska and has explored the ocean’s depths after dark.
Both Jett & Kathryn are members of Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia (UASBC), a group dedicated to researching, locating, identifying, surveying, and protecting the maritime heritage of British Columbia. UASBC is committed to this task for the interest, education and benefit of all British Columbians, present and future.
Learn more at: http://www.jettbritnell.com/