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 1406 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.


Urticina felina Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 162 photos)
Pennatula phosphorea 1 Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 50 photos)
Galathea strigosa Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 134 photos)
Labrus bergylta 2 Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 186 photos)
Beroe cucumis Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 30 photos)
Sepia officinalis eggs close-up Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 26 photos)
Labidoplax digitata detail Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 29 photos)
Sarsia eximia 1 Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Omalosecosa ramulosa 2 Sea Mats (Bryzoa)
(Contains 37 photos)
Elysia viridis 1 Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 159 photos)
Lepidochitona cinerea Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 68 photos)
Nymphon gracile 3 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Styela clava Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 77 photos)
Psammechinus miliaris 2 Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 9 photos)
Polymastia boletiformis Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 95 photos)
Ophiothrix fragilis 4 Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 71 photos)
Chone infundibuliformis 3 Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 83 photos)
25 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 30 photos)
Dense and varied sea loch life Habitat Scenes
(Contains 71 photos)
Diver observes Dahlia Anemone Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Maja squinado moulting a Behaviour observations
(Contains 32 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)