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 1388 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 162 photos)
Eunicella verrucosa Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 50 photos)
Homarus gammarus Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 134 photos)
Agonus cataphractus 4 Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 186 photos)
Beroe cucumis Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 30 photos)
Rossia macrosoma 1 Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 26 photos)
Leptopentacta elongata Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 29 photos)
Tubularia larynx 6 Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Disporella hispida Sea Mats (Bryzoa)
(Contains 37 photos)
Facelina bostoniensis Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 142 photos)
Mya arenaria Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 68 photos)
Nymphon gracile 3 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Ciona intestinalis Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 77 photos)
Psammechinus miliaris 2 Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 9 photos)
Myxilla fimbriata TBC Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 95 photos)
Ophiothrix fragilis 5 Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 71 photos)
Bispira volutacornis 2 Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 83 photos)
32 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 31 photos)
Dense and varied sea loch life Habitat Scenes
(Contains 71 photos)
Diver at surface Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Cloak Anemone defence activated 2 Behaviour observations
(Contains 32 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)