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)
Alcyonium hibernicum 3 Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 40 photos)
Inachus phalangium Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 114 photos)
Callionymus reticulatus 3 Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 145 photos)
Aequorea forskalea Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 20 photos)
Loligo vulgaris egg mass Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 25 photos)
Holothuria forskali Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 23 photos)
Tubularia larynx 4 Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Securiflustra securifrons 2 Sea Mats (Bryzoa)
(Contains 31 photos)
Pleurobranchus membranaceus 5 Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 107 photos)
Ensis arcuatus Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 59 photos)
Nymphon gracile 1 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Diazona violacea Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 66 photos)
Echinus esculentus albino Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 8 photos)
Haliclona urceolus 4 Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 88 photos)
Asterias rubens spawning Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 67 photos)
Salmacina dysteri or Filograna implexa 2 Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 72 photos)
26 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 39 photos)
Shrimp shelters in empty shell Habitat Scenes
(Contains 35 photos)
Diver observes wall reef 1 Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Thyonidium drummondii discharging 'sperm' (spawning) Behaviour observations
(Contains 31 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)