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.


Anthopleura ballii Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 171 photos)
Alcyonium digitatum Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 54 photos)
Macropodia sp. Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 157 photos)
Diplecogaster bimaculata Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 217 photos)
Cyanea capillata Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 32 photos)
Sepiola atlantica 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 3 Sea Mats (Bryozoa)
(Contains 37 photos)
Archidoris pseudoargus Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 209 photos)
Euspira catena Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 77 photos)
Nymphon gracile Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Ascidiella aspersa Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 83 photos)
Echinus esculentus Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 11 photos)
Hymedesmia paupertas Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 98 photos)
Anseropoda placenta Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 73 photos)
Megalomma vesiculosum Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 99 photos)
19 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 33 photos)
Marine life clings to promontory of ship wreck 2 Habitat Scenes
(Contains 85 photos)
Diver observes Dahlia Anemone Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Liocarcinus depurator moulting d Behaviour observations
(Contains 33 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)