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.


Aureliania heterocera Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 162 photos)
Caryophyllia smithii 2 Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 50 photos)
Pagurus cuanensis Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 134 photos)
Agonus cataphractus Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 186 photos)
Pelagic tunicate chain Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 30 photos)
Loligo vulgaris egg mass Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 26 photos)
Psolus phantapus group Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 29 photos)
Tubularia larynx 1 Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Cellepora pumicosa Sea Mats (Bryzoa)
(Contains 37 photos)
Polycera quadrilineata 3 Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 159 photos)
Modiolus modiolus Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 68 photos)
Nymphon gracile  4 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Botryllus schlosseri 9 Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 77 photos)
Psammechinus miliaris 2 Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 9 photos)
Phorbas fictitius 3 TBC Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 95 photos)
Antedon petasus 1 Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 71 photos)
Aphrodita aculeata 1 Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 83 photos)
10 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 30 photos)
Shrimps inhabit a rocky ledge Habitat Scenes
(Contains 71 photos)
Diver observes wall reef 1 Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Carcinus maenas mating behaviour Behaviour observations
(Contains 32 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)