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

The purpose of this website is to be a free on-line image information resource.
All 1406 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 162 photos)
Alcyonium digitatum 3 Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 50 photos)
Hippolyte prideauxiana in feather star 1 Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 134 photos)
Phrynorhombus norvegicus 1 Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 186 photos)
Mitrocoma cellularia TBC Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 30 photos)
Loligo vulgaris (squid) egg mass Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 26 photos)
Thyone roscovita Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 29 photos)
Hydractinia echinata 2 Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Pentapora foliacea 3 detail Sea Mats (Bryzoa)
(Contains 37 photos)
Janolus cristatus 4 Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 159 photos)
Ocenebra erinacea egg capsules Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 68 photos)
Nymphon gracile 1 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Ascidia mentula 2 Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 77 photos)
Echinus esculentus detail Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 9 photos)
Leucosolenia sp. 4 Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 95 photos)
Asterina gibbosa 2 Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 71 photos)
Amalosoma eddystonense 2 Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 83 photos)
35 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 31 photos)
Dense and varied sea loch life Habitat Scenes
(Contains 71 photos)
Divers explore shallow area Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Maja squinado moulting d Behaviour observations
(Contains 32 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)