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.


Capnea sanguinea Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 171 photos)
Alcyonium digitatum Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 54 photos)
Crangon crangon Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 155 photos)
Phrynorhombus norvegicus Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 217 photos)
Cyanea capillata Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 32 photos)
Sepia officinalis Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 26 photos)
Holothuria forskali Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 38 photos)
Rhizocaulus verticillatus Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 38 photos)
Bugula flabellata 1 Sea Mats (Bryozoa)
(Contains 37 photos)
Archidoris pseudoargus copulating Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 209 photos)
Polinices pulchellus Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 77 photos)
Nymphon gracile Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Diplosoma listerianum Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 83 photos)
Psammechinus miliaris Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 11 photos)
Polymastia boletiformis Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 98 photos)
Antedon petasus Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 73 photos)
Serpula vermicularis 'reef' Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 99 photos)
10 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 33 photos)
Dense and varied sea loch life Habitat Scenes
(Contains 85 photos)
Diver observes Dahlia Anemone 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)