Welcome to British Marine Life Pictures, thank you for visiting.

The purpose of this website is an on-line image information resource.
All 1595 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.


Cereus pedunculatus Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 171 photos)
Caryophyllia smithi Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 54 photos)
Galathea strigosa Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 155 photos)
Eutrigla gurnardus Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 217 photos)
Chrysaora hysoscella Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 32 photos)
Sepia officinalis Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 26 photos)
Thyonidium drummondii Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 38 photos)
Kirchenpaueria similis Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 38 photos)
Bugula plumosa 3 Sea Mats (Bryozoa)
(Contains 37 photos)
Eubranchus tricolor Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 209 photos)
Buccinum undatum Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 77 photos)
Nymphon gracile Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Morchellium argus Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 83 photos)
Psammechinus miliaris Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 11 photos)
Phorbas fictitius Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 98 photos)
Ophiothrix fragilis Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 73 photos)
Flabelligera affinis Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 99 photos)
8 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 33 photos)
Squat lobsters Munida rugosa Habitat Scenes
(Contains 85 photos)
Divers begin a dive Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Cloak Anemone defence activated 1 Behaviour observations
(Contains 33 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)