Welcome to British Marine Life Pictures, thank you for visiting.

The purpose of this website is an on-line image information resource.
All 1667 photographs shown were taken underwater and therefore the marine animals are seen in a natural context.

I hope you find the website interesting and useful. Feedback is very welcome.

HELP! – Within the gallery there is a portfolio named ‘Identification Required’ – if you can help identify any of the animals please leave a note using the 'Identify or Correct' or 'Contact Me' pages. Thank you!

New photographs will continue to be added.

This website was created in November 2008.


Aulactinia verrucosa Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 179 photos)
Eunicella verrucosa Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 54 photos)
Atelecyclus rotundatus male & remale together Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 163 photos)
Myoxocephalus scorpius Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 231 photos)
Cyanea lamarcki Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 34 photos)
Sepia officinalis Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 27 photos)
Holothuria forskali Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 42 photos)
Eudendrium arbuscula Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 38 photos)
Parasmittina trispinosa Sea Mats (Bryozoa)
(Contains 39 photos)
Aeolidiella glauca Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 219 photos)
Tonicella marmorea Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 84 photos)
Nymphon gracile Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Phallusia mammillata Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 83 photos)
Psammechinus miliaris Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 13 photos)
Axinella dissimilis Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 99 photos)
Ophiopholis aculeata Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 77 photos)
Tubulanus annulatus (a) Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 110 photos)
13 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 30 photos)
Dense colony of sea squirts on hull of ship wreck 1 Habitat Scenes
(Contains 85 photos)
Diver observes reef 1 Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Maja squinado moulting e Behaviour observations
(Contains 33 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)
Toxisarcon alba Foraminifera (forams) primitive, single-celled organisms.
(Contains 1 photo)