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 1388 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 mutabillis 5 Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 162 photos)
Balanophyllia regia 2 Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 50 photos)
Eualus pusiolus Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 134 photos)
Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis 2 Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 186 photos)
Aurelia aurita (scyphistoma) Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 30 photos)
Sepia officinalis Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 26 photos)
Aslia lefevrei Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 29 photos)
Sertularia cupressina TBC Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Bugula turbinata Sea Mats (Bryzoa)
(Contains 37 photos)
Coryphella lineata 6 Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 141 photos)
Philine aperta group Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 68 photos)
Nymphon gracile 1 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Botryllus schlosseri 9 Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 77 photos)
Echinus esculentus detail Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 9 photos)
Sycon ciliatum Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 95 photos)
Luidia ciliaris 4 detail Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 71 photos)
Flabelligera affinis Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 83 photos)
22 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 31 photos)
Feather stars Antedon bifida cover boulder on reef Habitat Scenes
(Contains 71 photos)
Divers explore shallow area Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Maja squinado moulting c Behaviour observations
(Contains 32 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)