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.


Urticina eques Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 171 photos)
Caryophyllia smithii Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 54 photos)
Hippolyte varians Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 157 photos)
Callionymus lyra Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 217 photos)
Thetys vagina Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 32 photos)
Sepiola atlantica Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 26 photos)
Psolus squamatus Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 38 photos)
Hydractinia echinata Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 38 photos)
Securiflustra securifrons 2 Sea Mats (Bryozoa)
(Contains 37 photos)
Tenellia caerulea Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 209 photos)
Ensis arcuatus Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 77 photos)
Nymphon gracile Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Botryllus schlosseri Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 83 photos)
Echinus esculentus Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 11 photos)
Phorbas fictitius TBC Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 98 photos)
Antedon bifida Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 73 photos)
Chaetopterus variopedatus (worm not visible) Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 99 photos)
Arcopagia crassa (siphon) (to be confirmed) HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 33 photos)
A mulitude of life forms on wall reef 4 Habitat Scenes
(Contains 85 photos)
Diver observes reef 1 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)