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 1237 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.


Aiptasia mutabilis 3 Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 142 photos)
Caryophyllia smithii 6 Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 46 photos)
Goneplax rhomboides Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 118 photos)
Myoxocephalus scorpius 2 Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 160 photos)
Cyanea capillata 1 Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 24 photos)
Sepia officinalis Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 25 photos)
Thyonidium drummondii Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 23 photos)
Tubularia indivisa detail Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Alcyonidium diaphanum 4 Sea Mats (Bryzoa)
(Contains 32 photos)
Doris pseudoargus Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 114 photos)
Tonicella marmorea Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 59 photos)
Nymphon gracile  4 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Molgula oculata (siphon) Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 67 photos)
Echinus esculentus detail Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 9 photos)
Oscarella sp. 3 Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 88 photos)
Solaster endeca 4 Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 68 photos)
Pomatoceros triqueter 1 Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 76 photos)
11 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 37 photos)
A mulitude of life forms on wall reef 4 Habitat Scenes
(Contains 61 photos)
Divers begin a dive Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Maja squinado moulting f Behaviour observations
(Contains 32 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)