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 1400 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.


Corynactis viridis 5 Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 162 photos)
Caryophyllia smithi 1 Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 50 photos)
Periclimenes sagittifer Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 134 photos)
Tripterygion delaisi female Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 186 photos)
Haliclystus auricula TBC Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 30 photos)
Sepia officinalis breeding pair Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 26 photos)
Labidoplax digitata detail Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 29 photos)
Tubularia sp. Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Flustra foliacea Sea Mats (Bryzoa)
(Contains 37 photos)
Archidoris pseudoargus copulating Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 158 photos)
Modiolus modiolus Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 68 photos)
Nymphon gracile 1 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Didemnum maculosum var. Dentate Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 77 photos)
Echinocardium cordatum Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 9 photos)
Phorbas fictitius 3 TBC Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 95 photos)
Ophiopholis aculeata 4 Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 71 photos)
Prostheceraeus vittatus 3 Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 83 photos)
5 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 31 photos)
Corals on wall reef Habitat Scenes
(Contains 71 photos)
Diver observes wall reef 2 Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Cloak Anemone defence activated 2 Behaviour observations
(Contains 32 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)