Welcome to British Marine Life Pictures, thank you for visiting.

The purpose of this website is an on-line image information resource.
All 1595 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.


Urticina felina Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 171 photos)
Alcyonium hibernicum Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 54 photos)
Idotea balthica Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 155 photos)
Gobius niger Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 217 photos)
Thetys vagina Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 32 photos)
Loligo vulgaris egg mass Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 26 photos)
Thyonidium drummondii Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 38 photos)
Corymorpha nutans Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 38 photos)
Securiflustra securifrons 2 Sea Mats (Bryozoa)
(Contains 37 photos)
Colpodaspis pusilla Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 209 photos)
Philine quadripartita Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 77 photos)
Nymphon gracile Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Diplosoma listerianum Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 83 photos)
Psammechinus miliaris Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 11 photos)
Haliclona sp Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 98 photos)
Ophiopholis aculeata Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 73 photos)
Tubulanus annulatus Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 99 photos)
18 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 33 photos)
Sponges hydriods and sea squirts on wall reef Habitat Scenes
(Contains 85 photos)
Diver observes wall reef 2 Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Cloak Anemone defence activated 2 Behaviour observations
(Contains 33 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)