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.


Parazoanthus anguicomus Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 171 photos)
Virgularia mirabilis Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 54 photos)
Hippolyte varians Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 155 photos)
Agonus cataphractus Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 217 photos)
Chrysaora hysoscella Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 32 photos)
Sepia officinalis Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 26 photos)
Leptopentacta elongata Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 38 photos)
Thuiaria thuja Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 38 photos)
Parasmittina trispinosa Sea Mats (Bryozoa)
(Contains 37 photos)
Facelina auriculata Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 209 photos)
Trivia monacha 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)
Hymedesmiidae sp. Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 98 photos)
Ophiothrix fragilis Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 73 photos)
Tubulanus annulatus Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 99 photos)
13 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 33 photos)
The Manacles Reef 5 Habitat Scenes
(Contains 85 photos)
Divers begin a dive Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Liocarcinus depurator moulting g Behaviour observations
(Contains 33 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)