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.


Urticina felina Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 132 photos)
Eunicella verrucosa 3 Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 40 photos)
Galathea strigosa Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 114 photos)
Chirolophis ascanii 1 Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 145 photos)
Aequorea forskalea Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 20 photos)
Sepia officinalis Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 25 photos)
Holothuria forskali Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 23 photos)
Sarsia eximia 2 Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Electra pilosa Sea Mats (Bryzoa)
(Contains 31 photos)
Archidoris pseudoargus Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 107 photos)
Ocenebra erinacea egg capsules Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 59 photos)
Nymphon gracile  4 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Aplidium nordmanni 2 Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 66 photos)
Psammechinus miliaris 2 Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 8 photos)
Polymastia boletiformis 7 Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 88 photos)
Hippasteria phrygiana Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 67 photos)
Phoronis hippocrepia 1 Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 72 photos)
Arcopagia crassa (siphon) (to be confirmed) HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 39 photos)
Dense colony of sea squirts and tube worms on hull of ship wreck 1 Habitat Scenes
(Contains 35 photos)
Diver observes reef 2 Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Cloak Anemone defence activated 2 Behaviour observations
(Contains 31 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)