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.


Sagartia troglodytes Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 171 photos)
Pennatula phosphorea Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 54 photos)
Jassa sp (amphipod) tubes Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 157 photos)
Scyliorhinus canicula Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 217 photos)
Mitrocoma cellularia TBC Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 32 photos)
Eledone cirrhosa (holding prey, an edible crab) Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 26 photos)
Neopentadactyla mixta Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 38 photos)
Nemertesia ramosa Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 38 photos)
Bugula plumosa 1 Sea Mats (Bryozoa)
(Contains 37 photos)
Lomanotus genei Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 209 photos)
Philine quadripartita egg mass Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 77 photos)
Nymphon gracile Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Phallusia mammillata Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 83 photos)
Echinus esculentus albino? Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 11 photos)
Haliclona sp Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 98 photos)
Solaster endeca Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 73 photos)
Cirratulus cirratus Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 99 photos)
9 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 33 photos)
Rocky crevice 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)