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

The purpose of this website is an on-line image information resource.
All 1667 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 179 photos)
Pennatula phosphorea Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 54 photos)
Corystes cassivelaunus male Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 163 photos)
Gobius niger Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 231 photos)
Mitrocoma cellularia TBC Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 34 photos)
Loligo vulgaris egg mass Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 27 photos)
Thyone fusus Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 42 photos)
Kirchenpaueria similis TBC Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 38 photos)
Securiflustra securifrons 3 Sea Mats (Bryozoa)
(Contains 39 photos)
Limacia clavigera Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 219 photos)
Buccinum undatum Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 84 photos)
Nymphon gracile Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Pycnoclavella aurilucens Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 83 photos)
Echinus esculentus Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 13 photos)
Axinella dissimilis Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 99 photos)
Ophiothrix fragilis Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 77 photos)
Pherusa plumosa Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 110 photos)
22 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 30 photos)
Rocky wall with soft coral Habitat Scenes
(Contains 85 photos)
Diver observes wall reef 1 Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Squat lobster cleaning eye Behaviour observations
(Contains 33 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)
Toxisarcon alba Foraminifera (forams) primitive, single-celled organisms.
(Contains 1 photo)