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.


Epizoanthus couchii 2 Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 132 photos)
Caryophyllia smithi 1 Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 40 photos)
Palaemon serratus Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 114 photos)
Echiichthys vipera Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 145 photos)
Pleurobrachia pileus 1 Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 20 photos)
Sepia officinalis Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 25 photos)
Ocnus lacteus Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 23 photos)
Tubularia larynx 7 Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Scrupocellaria scruposa TBC Sea Mats (Bryzoa)
(Contains 31 photos)
Coryphella lineata 1 Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 107 photos)
Aequipecten opercularis 4 Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 59 photos)
Nymphon gracile 2 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Corella parallelogramma 3 Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 66 photos)
Psammechinus miliaris 2 Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 8 photos)
Phorbas fictitius 3 TBC Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 88 photos)
Ophiopholis aculeata 6 Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 67 photos)
Aphrodite aculeata 2 Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 72 photos)
11 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 39 photos)
A mulitude of life forms on wall reef 1 Habitat Scenes
(Contains 35 photos)
Diver at surface Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Maja squinado moulting b Behaviour observations
(Contains 31 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)