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

The purpose of this website is to be a free on-line image information resource.
All 1158 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.


Metridium senile 6 Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 132 photos)
Pennatula phosphorea 2 Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 40 photos)
Homarus gammarus Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 114 photos)
Limanda limanda 3 Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 145 photos)
Cyanea capillata 5 with diver Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 20 photos)
Sepia officinalis Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 25 photos)
Neopentadactyla mixta Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 23 photos)
Tubularia larynx 1 Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Bugula plumosa 3 Sea Mats (Bryzoa)
(Contains 31 photos)
Archidoris pseudoargus Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 107 photos)
Limaria hians Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 59 photos)
Nymphon gracile  4 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Diplosoma spongiforme 3 Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 66 photos)
Echinus esculentus albino Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 8 photos)
Stelligera rigida Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 88 photos)
Solaster endeca 6 detail Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 67 photos)
Salmacina dysteri or Filograna implexa 1 Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 72 photos)
28 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 39 photos)
Shrimp shelters in empty shell Habitat Scenes
(Contains 35 photos)
Diver observes reef 1 Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Hermit Crab holds mate Behaviour observations
(Contains 31 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)