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 eques Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 179 photos)
Caryophyllia smithii Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 54 photos)
Nephrops norvegicus Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 163 photos)
Tripterygion delaisi male Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 231 photos)
Cyanea capillata Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 34 photos)
Loligo vulgaris egg mass Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 27 photos)
Neopentadactyla mixta Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 42 photos)
Hydractinia echinata Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 38 photos)
Bugula turbinata Sea Mats (Bryozoa)
(Contains 39 photos)
Tenellia caerulea Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 219 photos)
Aequipecten opercularis Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 84 photos)
Nymphon gracile Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Pycnoclavella stolonialis Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 83 photos)
Echinus esculentus detail Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 13 photos)
Myxilla incrustans Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 99 photos)
Astropecten irregularis Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 77 photos)
Serpula vermicularis 'reef' Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 110 photos)
25 possibly Antho granditoxa HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 30 photos)
Flame Shell Limaria hians fibrous matrix forms substrate Habitat Scenes
(Contains 85 photos)
Diver observes wall reef 2 Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Maja squinado moulting f 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)