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.


Actinia fragacea Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 162 photos)
Alcyonium glomeratum 2 Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 50 photos)
Liocarcinus marmoreus Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 134 photos)
Callionymus lyra 2 Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 186 photos)
Aurelia aurita (scyphistoma) Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 30 photos)
Loligo vulgaris (squid) egg mass Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 26 photos)
Holothuria forskali Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 29 photos)
Hydractinia echinata 4 Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 30 photos)
Cellepora pumicosa Sea Mats (Bryzoa)
(Contains 37 photos)
Sea Hare (Aplysia punctata) 4 juvenile Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 159 photos)
Hinia reticulata egg capsules Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 68 photos)
Nymphon gracile 1 Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Ascidiella scabra Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 77 photos)
Psammechinus miliaris Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 9 photos)
Amphilectus fucorum 3 Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 95 photos)
Marthasterias glacialis 4 Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 71 photos)
Protula tubularia 3 Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 83 photos)
27 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 30 photos)
Shallow rocky shore Habitat Scenes
(Contains 71 photos)
Diver observes wall reef 1 Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Cloak Anemone defence activated 1 Behaviour observations
(Contains 32 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)