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.


Sagartia elegans Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 171 photos)
Alcyonium digitatum Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 54 photos)
Liocarcinus depurator pair Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 155 photos)
Chirolophis ascanii Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 217 photos)
Beroe cucumis Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 32 photos)
Eledone cirrhosa (holding prey, an edible crab) Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 26 photos)
Thyonidium drummondii Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 38 photos)
Nemertesia ramosa Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 38 photos)
Omalosecosa ramulosa 2 Sea Mats (Bryozoa)
(Contains 37 photos)
Dendronotus frondosus Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 209 photos)
Gibbula cineraria Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 77 photos)
Nymphon gracile Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Botryllus schlosseri Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 83 photos)
Psammechinus miliaris Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 11 photos)
Haliclona oculata Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 98 photos)
Astropecten irregularis Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 73 photos)
Amalosoma eddystonense Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 99 photos)
18 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 33 photos)
Dense colony of sea squirts and tube worms on hull of ship wreck 1 Habitat Scenes
(Contains 85 photos)
Divers explore shallow area Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Velvet Swimming Crab with mate Behaviour observations
(Contains 33 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)