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.


Sagartiogeton undatus Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 142 photos)
Caryophyllia smithii 4 Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 46 photos)
Carcinus maenas Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 118 photos)
Diplecogaster bimaculata 2 Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 160 photos)
Aurelia aurita 3 Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 24 photos)
Sepia officinalis Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 25 photos)
Thyonidium drummondii Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 23 photos)
Tubularia larynx 1 Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Pentapora foliacea 3 detail Sea Mats (Bryzoa)
(Contains 32 photos)
Eubranchus farrani white colour morph Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 117 photos)
Aequipecten opercularis 4 Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 59 photos)
Nymphon gracile  4 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Diplosoma listerianum 1 Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 66 photos)
Echinocardium cordatum Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 9 photos)
Adreus fascicularis Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 89 photos)
Ophiocomina nigra 2 Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 68 photos)
Serpula vermicularis 'reef' 5 Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 76 photos)
23 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 37 photos)
Brittle stars Ophiothrix fragilis on boulder in sea loch Habitat Scenes
(Contains 61 photos)
Diver observes wall reef 2 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)