Kyle McBurnie is a cameraman, filmmaker, and award-winning underwater photographer best known for his California work.

In 2011, Kyle worked as a divemaster aboard Horizon Charters, learning to dive the California channel islands and spending over 100 days cage diving with the Guadalupe’s great white sharks.  While on the Horizon, Kyle met and worked alongside Nick LeBeouf - a seasoned divemaster and white shark expedition leader.

In 2013, Kyle and Nick co-founded the ocean expedition company SD Expeditions.  SDE is now San Diego’s premiere scuba and shark diving ocean company, and Kyle and Nick have spent countless hours in the coastal and offshore waters of Southern California.


In 2014, Kyle gained international recognition with his photo of a harbor seal appearing in National Geographic’s May issue, and has since been published in Scuba Diving magazine among others.  Kyle has also shot motion picture for a number of natural history and presenter-based productions including BBC and the Discovery Channel.


In 2016, Kyle and a team of five others successfully crowd-funded The Manu Project, and embarked into the Amazon for 30 days to produce a short documentary film on the indigenous communities and their cultures.