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.


Parazoanthus axinellae Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 179 photos)
Caryophyllia smithii Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 54 photos)
Liocarcinus depurator Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 163 photos)
Callionymus reticulatus Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 231 photos)
Pleurobrachia pileus Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 34 photos)
Sepia officinalis Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 27 photos)
Neopentadactyla mixta Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 42 photos)
Hydractinia echinata Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 38 photos)
Bugula plumosa 3 Sea Mats (Bryozoa)
(Contains 39 photos)
Carronella pellucida Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 219 photos)
Nucella lapillus egg capsules Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 84 photos)
Nymphon gracile Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Diplosoma listerianum Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 83 photos)
Echinocardium cordatum Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 13 photos)
Raspailia ramosa Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 99 photos)
Porania pulvillus Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 77 photos)
Tubulanus annulatus (b) Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 110 photos)
37 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 30 photos)
Rock and mud sea bed of sea loch Habitat Scenes
(Contains 85 photos)
Diver explores natural arch Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Velvet Swimming Crab with mate 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)