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.


Anthopleura ballii 2 Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 142 photos)
Alcyonium hibernicum 1 Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 46 photos)
Periclimenes sagittifer Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 118 photos)
Pomatoschistus microps Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 160 photos)
Aurelia aurita (scyphistoma life stage) Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 24 photos)
Sepia officinalis breeding pair Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 25 photos)
Neopentadactyla mixta Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 23 photos)
Nemertesia ramosa 2 Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Omalosecosa ramulosa 2 Sea Mats (Bryzoa)
(Contains 32 photos)
Archidoris pseudoargus 2 Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 117 photos)
Simnia hiscocki Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 59 photos)
Nymphon gracile  4 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Sidnyum elegans Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 66 photos)
Psammechinus miliaris 1 Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 9 photos)
Leucosolenia sp. 4 Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 89 photos)
Astropecten irregularis 4 Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 68 photos)
Prostheceraeus vittatus 3 Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 76 photos)
27 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 37 photos)
Dense colony of sea squirts on hull of ship wreck 1 Habitat Scenes
(Contains 61 photos)
Divers explore shallow area Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Thyonidium drummondii discharging 'eggs' (spawning) Behaviour observations
(Contains 32 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)