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 1406 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.


Hormathia coronata 1 Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 162 photos)
Eunicella verrucosa Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 50 photos)
Crangon crangon Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 134 photos)
Parablennius gattorugine 5 Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 187 photos)
Lucernariopsis cruxmelitensis or Lucernariopsis campanulata Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 30 photos)
Rossia macrosoma 4 Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 26 photos)
Thyonidium drummondii 2 Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 29 photos)
Nemertesia ramosa 1 Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Securiflustra securifrons 4 Sea Mats (Bryozoa)
(Contains 37 photos)
Jorunna tomentosa with egg ribbon Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 160 photos)
Limaria hians Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 68 photos)
Nymphon gracile  4 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Stolonica socialis Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 78 photos)
Echinocardium cordatum Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 9 photos)
Oscarella sp. 1 Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 96 photos)
Ophiopholis aculeata 1 Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 71 photos)
Bispira volutacornis 3 Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 85 photos)
Antedon bifida or Antedon petasus or Leptometra celtica HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 28 photos)
Marine life clings to promontory of ship wreck 1 Habitat Scenes
(Contains 71 photos)
Divers begin a dive Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Spider crab feeding on jellyfish Behaviour observations
(Contains 32 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)