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.


Sagartia elegans rosea 3 Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 142 photos)
Pennatula phosphorea 7 Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 46 photos)
Homarus gammarus Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 118 photos)
Cyclopterus lumpus 1 Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 160 photos)
Cyanea capillata 4 detail Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 24 photos)
Rossia macrosoma 1 Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 25 photos)
Neopentadactyla mixta Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 23 photos)
Nemertesia ramosa 1 Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Porella compressa 1 Sea Mats (Bryzoa)
(Contains 32 photos)
Facelina auriculata 1 Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 117 photos)
Trivia arctica Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 59 photos)
Nymphon gracile  4 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Morchellium argus 3 Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 66 photos)
Echinus esculentus albino Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 9 photos)
Phorbas fictitius 1 Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 89 photos)
Asterina gibbosa 2 Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 68 photos)
Bispira volutacornis 6 Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 76 photos)
Antedon bifida or Antedon petasus or Leptometra celtica HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 37 photos)
Sponges and sea squirts on wall reef Habitat Scenes
(Contains 61 photos)
Diver explores natural arch Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Scorpion fish eggs Behaviour observations
(Contains 32 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)