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 troglodytes Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 171 photos)
Pennatula phosphorea Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 54 photos)
Ebalia sp. Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 157 photos)
Gaidropsarus vulgaris Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 217 photos)
Cyanea capillata Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 32 photos)
Loligo vulgaris egg mass Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 26 photos)
Neopentadactyla mixta Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 38 photos)
Eudendrium arbuscula Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 38 photos)
Securiflustra securifrons 1 Sea Mats (Bryozoa)
(Contains 37 photos)
Eubranchus farrani Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 209 photos)
Trivia arctica Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 77 photos)
Nymphon gracile Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Pycnoclavella aurilucens Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 83 photos)
Psammechinus miliaris Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 11 photos)
Haliclona oculata Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 98 photos)
Crossaster papposus Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 73 photos)
Serpula vermicularis Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 99 photos)
9 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 33 photos)
Feather stars Antedon bifida cover boulder on reef Habitat Scenes
(Contains 85 photos)
Diver observes reef 2 Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Thyonidium drummondii discharging 'sperm' (spawning) close-up Behaviour observations
(Contains 33 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)