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 1158 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.


Anemonia viridis colony Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 132 photos)
Alcyonium glomeratum 1 Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 40 photos)
Munida rugosa Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 114 photos)
Lebutus scorpioides female 3 Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 145 photos)
Aurelia aurita 2 Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 20 photos)
Rossia macrosoma 1 Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 25 photos)
Holothuria forskali Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 23 photos)
Tubularia larynx 7 Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Porella compressa 2 Sea Mats (Bryzoa)
(Contains 31 photos)
Tritonia nilsodhneri 1 Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 107 photos)
Buccinum undatum 1 Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 59 photos)
Nymphon gracile 2 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Botryllus schlosseri 9 Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 66 photos)
Echinocardium cordatum Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 8 photos)
Amphilectus fucorum 2 Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 88 photos)
Asterina gibbosa 2 Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 67 photos)
Serpula vermicularis 3 Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 72 photos)
27 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 39 photos)
Brittle stars on rock reef of sea loch Habitat Scenes
(Contains 35 photos)
Diver observes reef 1 Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Thyonidium drummondii discharging 'sperm' (spawning) close-up Behaviour observations
(Contains 31 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)