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.


Protanthea simplex 2 Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 142 photos)
Pennatula phosphorea 8 Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 46 photos)
Crangon crangon Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 118 photos)
Diplecogaster bimaculata 4 probably female Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 160 photos)
Salpa fusiformis TBC Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 24 photos)
Sepia officinalis eggs Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 25 photos)
Psolus phantapus feeding detail Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 23 photos)
Tubularia sp. Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Bugula flabellata 2 Sea Mats (Bryzoa)
(Contains 32 photos)
Flabellina pedata 2 Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 117 photos)
Aequipecten opercularis 1 Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 59 photos)
Nymphon gracile 2 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Clavelina lepadiformis Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 66 photos)
Psammechinus miliaris 1 Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 9 photos)
Haliclona cinerea TBC Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 89 photos)
Ophiopholis aculeata 5 Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 68 photos)
Myxicola infundibulum 1 Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 76 photos)
Arcopagia crassa (siphon) (to be confirmed) HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 37 photos)
Rock and mud sea bed of sea loch Habitat Scenes
(Contains 61 photos)
Diver observes Dahlia Anemone Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Shore crab carrying eggs Behaviour observations
(Contains 32 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)