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.


Aiptasia mutabilis 2 Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 132 photos)
Caryophyllia smithii 6 Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 40 photos)
Palaemon serratus Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 114 photos)
Atherina presbyter Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 145 photos)
Cyanea capillata 1 Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 20 photos)
Sepia officinalis defensive posture Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 25 photos)
Ocnus lacteus Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 23 photos)
Sertularia cupressina TBC Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Omalosecosa ramulosa 1 Sea Mats (Bryzoa)
(Contains 31 photos)
Tritonia hombergii 3 Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 107 photos)
Limaria hians Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 59 photos)
Nymphon gracile 2 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Botryllus schlosseri 3 Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 66 photos)
Psammechinus miliaris 1 Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 8 photos)
Halichondria bowerbanki 2 Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 88 photos)
Henricia oculata 2 Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 67 photos)
Lanice conchilega Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 72 photos)
28 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 39 photos)
Inhabitants of muddy seabed Habitat Scenes
(Contains 35 photos)
Diver observes wall reef 2 Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Liocarcinus depurator moulting f Behaviour observations
(Contains 31 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)