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.


Metridium senile 7 Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 132 photos)
Balanophyllia regia 2 Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 40 photos)
Pandalus montagui Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 114 photos)
Centrolabrus exoletus Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 145 photos)
Cyanea capillata 3 Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 20 photos)
Sepia officinalis Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 25 photos)
Pawsonia saxicola Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 23 photos)
Tubularia sp. Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Pentapora foliacea 1 Sea Mats (Bryzoa)
(Contains 31 photos)
Polycera quadrilineata 4 Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 107 photos)
Calliostoma zizyphinum Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 59 photos)
Nymphon gracile  4 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Ascidiella scabra Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 66 photos)
Echinocardium cordatum Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 8 photos)
Oscarella sp. 3 Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 88 photos)
Astropecten irregularis 2 Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 67 photos)
Prostheceraeus vittatus 2 Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 72 photos)
34 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 39 photos)
Brittle stars on rock reef of sea loch Habitat Scenes
(Contains 35 photos)
Diver observes reef 2 Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Thyonidium drummondii discharging 'eggs' (spawning) Behaviour observations
(Contains 31 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)