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.


Sagartiogeton laceratus Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 132 photos)
Pennatula phosphorea 8 Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 40 photos)
Ebalia tuberose Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 114 photos)
Diplecogaster bimaculata 4 probably female Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 145 photos)
Chrysaora hysoscella Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 20 photos)
Sepia officinalis Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 25 photos)
Psolus phantapus feeding detail Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 23 photos)
Corymorpha nutans Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Alcyonidium diaphanum 2 Sea Mats (Bryzoa)
(Contains 31 photos)
Polycera faeroensis 1 Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 107 photos)
Philine aperta group Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 59 photos)
Nymphon gracile 1 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Didemnum maculosum var. Dentate Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 66 photos)
Psammechinus miliaris 1 Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 8 photos)
Axinella infundibuliformis 5 Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 88 photos)
Asterina gibbosa 2 Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 67 photos)
Bispira volutacornis 4 Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 72 photos)
12 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 39 photos)
Colonial anemones on wall reef 2 Habitat Scenes
(Contains 35 photos)
Diver observes wall reef 2 Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Hermit Crab holds mate Behaviour observations
(Contains 31 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)