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.


Calliactis parasitica 4 Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 132 photos)
Alcyonium digitatum 3 Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 40 photos)
Corystes cassivelaunus female Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 114 photos)
Solea solea Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 145 photos)
Cyanea capillata 1 Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 20 photos)
Sepia officinalis Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 25 photos)
Neopentadactyla mixta Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 23 photos)
Tubularia indivisa detail Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Membranipora membranacea Sea Mats (Bryzoa)
(Contains 31 photos)
Tritonia hombergii 5 Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 107 photos)
Philine aperta Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 59 photos)
Nymphon gracile 1 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Pycnoclavella aurilucens Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 66 photos)
Psammechinus miliaris 3 Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 8 photos)
Clathrina coriacea Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 88 photos)
Crossaster papposus 2 Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 67 photos)
Serpula vermicularis 'reef' 4 Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 72 photos)
16 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 39 photos)
Stoney bryzoan, sponges and corals on wall reef Habitat Scenes
(Contains 35 photos)
Divers explore shallow area Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Liocarcinus depurator (eating hermit crab claw) Behaviour observations
(Contains 31 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)