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 1406 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.


Aiptasia couchii 2 Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 162 photos)
Funiculina quadrangularis 2 Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 50 photos)
Galathea strigosa Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 134 photos)
Ctenolabrus rupestris Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 186 photos)
Salpa fusiformis TBC Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 30 photos)
Rossia macrosoma 2 Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 26 photos)
Neopentadactyla mixta Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 29 photos)
Hydractinia echinata 3 Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Securiflustra securifrons 2 Sea Mats (Bryzoa)
(Contains 37 photos)
Polycera faeroensis 2 Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 159 photos)
Trivia monacha 2 Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 68 photos)
Nymphon gracile  4 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Ascidiella aspersa 1 Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 77 photos)
Echinus esculentus detail Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 9 photos)
Aplysilla rosea Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 95 photos)
Marthasterias glacialis 3 Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 71 photos)
Aphrodita aculeata 3 detail Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 83 photos)
29 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 30 photos)
Squat lobster Munida rugosaand brittlestars Ophiothrix fragilis amongs Habitat Scenes
(Contains 71 photos)
Diver observes reef 1 Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Liocarcinus depurator moulting g Behaviour observations
(Contains 32 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)