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.


Bolocera tuediae Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 162 photos)
Caryophyllia smithii 3 Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 50 photos)
Cancer pagurus Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 134 photos)
Trisopterus luscus Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 187 photos)
Thetys vagina Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 30 photos)
Sepia officinalis Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 26 photos)
Aslia lefevrei Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 29 photos)
Tubularia sp. Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Pentapora foliacea 3 detail Sea Mats (Bryozoa)
(Contains 37 photos)
Flabellina verrucosa Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 160 photos)
Limaria hians Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 68 photos)
Nymphon gracile  4 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Diplosoma spongiforme 3 Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 78 photos)
Psammechinus miliaris Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 9 photos)
Hemimycale columella 1 Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 96 photos)
Ophiothrix fragilis Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 71 photos)
Megalomma vesiculosum 2 Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 85 photos)
5 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 28 photos)
Pink shrimp Pandalus montagui shelters in discarded shell Habitat Scenes
(Contains 71 photos)
Divers explore shallow area Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Liocarcinus depurator moulting c Behaviour observations
(Contains 32 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)