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.


Bolocera tuediae Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 132 photos)
Alcyonium digitatum 1 Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 40 photos)
Galathea strigosa Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 114 photos)
Pleuronectes platessa 3 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)
Gymnangium montagui Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Bugula plumosa 1 Sea Mats (Bryzoa)
(Contains 31 photos)
Tritonia lineata Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 107 photos)
Hinia reticulata egg capsules Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 58 photos)
Nymphon gracile 3 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Botryllus schlosseri 8 Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 67 photos)
Psammechinus miliaris 3 Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 8 photos)
Tethya citrina 1 Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 88 photos)
Asterina gibbosa 1 Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 67 photos)
Bispira volutacornis 6 Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 72 photos)
13 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 39 photos)
Inhabitants of muddy seabed Habitat Scenes
(Contains 35 photos)
Diver explores natural arch Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Thyonidium drummondii discharging 'sperm' (spawning) close-up Behaviour observations
(Contains 31 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)