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.


Hormathia coronata Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 171 photos)
Caryophyllia smithii Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 54 photos)
Munida rugosa Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 155 photos)
Tripterygion delaisi male Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 217 photos)
Aequorea forskalea 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)
Abietinaria abietina Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 38 photos)
Omalosecosa ramulosa 2 Sea Mats (Bryozoa)
(Contains 37 photos)
Flabellina lineata Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 209 photos)
Tonicella marmorea Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 77 photos)
Nymphon gracile Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Clavelina lepadiformis Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 83 photos)
Psammechinus miliaris Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 11 photos)
Haliclona viscosa Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 98 photos)
Acrocnida brachiata Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 73 photos)
Phyllodoce maculata egg capsule Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 99 photos)
4 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 33 photos)
Sea loch life Habitat Scenes
(Contains 85 photos)
Diver observes wall reef 1 Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Maja squinado moulting a Behaviour observations
(Contains 33 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)