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 1406 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.


Capnea sanguinea 4 Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 162 photos)
Sarcodictyon catenatum Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 50 photos)
Praunus flexuosus Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 134 photos)
Callionymus reticulatus 3 Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 186 photos)
Salpa fusiformis TBC Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 30 photos)
Loligo vulgaris (squid) egg mass Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 26 photos)
Neopentadactyla mixta Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 29 photos)
Kirchenpaueria similis Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Bugula plumosa 1 Sea Mats (Bryzoa)
(Contains 37 photos)
Polycera faeroensis Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 159 photos)
Acanthocardia echinata Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 68 photos)
Nymphon gracile 2 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Botryllus schlosseri 6 Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 77 photos)
Psammechinus miliaris 3 Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 9 photos)
Halichondria bowerbanki Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 95 photos)
Solaster endeca 3 Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 71 photos)
Lanice conchilega tentacles visible Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 83 photos)
36 possibly Antho granditoxa HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 30 photos)
Feather stars Antedon bifida cover boulder on reef Habitat Scenes
(Contains 71 photos)
Diver observes wall reef 2 Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Liocarcinus depurator moulting i Behaviour observations
(Contains 32 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)