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.


Sagartiogeton undatus Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 132 photos)
Swiftia pallida Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 40 photos)
Atelecyclus rotundatus female Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 114 photos)
Eutrigla gurnardus Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 145 photos)
Cyanea lamarckii 2 Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 20 photos)
Rossia macrosoma 2 Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 25 photos)
Pawsonia saxicola Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 23 photos)
Hydractinia echinata 2 Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Electra pilosa Sea Mats (Bryzoa)
(Contains 31 photos)
Polycera quadrilineata 5 Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 107 photos)
Neocrania anomala TBC Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 59 photos)
Nymphon gracile  4 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Ascidia virginea 2 Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 66 photos)
Echinocardium cordatum Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 8 photos)
Haliclona oculata 1 Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 88 photos)
Ophiopholis aculeata 1 Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 67 photos)
Megalomma vesiculosum 3 Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 72 photos)
23 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 39 photos)
Anemones cover handrail of ship wreck Habitat Scenes
(Contains 35 photos)
Diver at surface Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Liocarcinus depurator moulting f Behaviour observations
(Contains 31 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)