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 1240 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.


Sagartia troglodytes Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 142 photos)
Alcyonium digitatum detail Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 46 photos)
Hippolyte varians Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 118 photos)
Pholis gunnellus 3 Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 160 photos)
Salpa fusiformis TBC Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 24 photos)
Sepiola atlantica Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 25 photos)
Neopentadactyla mixta Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 23 photos)
Hydractinia echinata 1 Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Bugula plumosa 3 Sea Mats (Bryzoa)
(Contains 32 photos)
Cadlina laevis 2 Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 117 photos)
Trivia monacha 1 Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 59 photos)
Nymphon gracile 1 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Ciona intestinalis 1 Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 66 photos)
Psammechinus miliaris 3 Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 9 photos)
Haliclona urceolus 5 Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 89 photos)
Marthasterias glacialis 4 Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 68 photos)
Sabella pavonina 3 Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 76 photos)
Crisia ?????? HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 37 photos)
Dense colony of sea squirts and tube worms on hull of ship wreck 1 Habitat Scenes
(Contains 61 photos)
Divers explore shallow area Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Spider crab feeding on jellyfish Behaviour observations
(Contains 32 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)