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.


Actina equina Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 132 photos)
Alcyonium glomeratum 2 Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 40 photos)
Xantho pilipes Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 114 photos)
Entelurus aequoreus 1 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)
Thyonidium drummondii Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 23 photos)
Sertularia cupressina TBC Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Bugula flabellata 2 Sea Mats (Bryzoa)
(Contains 31 photos)
Polycera quadrilineata with black stotted variety Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 107 photos)
Tonicella marmorea Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 59 photos)
Nymphon gracile  4 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Morchellium argus 3 Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 66 photos)
Psammechinus miliaris 1 Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 8 photos)
Polymastia boletiformis1 Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 88 photos)
Hippasteria phrygiana Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 67 photos)
Tubulanus annulatus 1 Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 72 photos)
38 lamp shell?? HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 39 photos)
Colonial anemones on wall reef 2 Habitat Scenes
(Contains 35 photos)
Diver at surface Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Liocarcinus depurator moulting h Behaviour observations
(Contains 31 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)