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)
Pennatula phosphorea Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 54 photos)
Mysid shrimp sp. Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 155 photos)
Gobiusculus flavescens Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 217 photos)
Aequorea forskalea Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 32 photos)
Sepia officinalis defensive posture Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 26 photos)
Labidoplax digitata Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 38 photos)
Kirchenpaueria similis Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 38 photos)
Alcyonidium diaphanum 2 AT 800 Sea Mats (Bryozoa)
(Contains 37 photos)
Acanthodoris pilosa Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 209 photos)
Polinices pulchellus Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 77 photos)
Nymphon gracile Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Didemnum maculosum var. Dentate Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 83 photos)
Echinus esculentus detail Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 11 photos)
Raspailia ramosa Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 98 photos)
Leptasterias muelleri Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 73 photos)
Serpula vermicularis 'reef' Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 99 photos)
18 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 33 photos)
Dense brittle stars Ophiothrix fragilis on rocky sea loch wall Habitat Scenes
(Contains 85 photos)
Diver observes reef 1 Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Pagurus bernhardus eating dogfish carcass behaviour observation Behaviour observations
(Contains 33 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)