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.


Adamsia palliata Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 179 photos)
Caryophyllia smithii Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 54 photos)
Galathea strigosa Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 163 photos)
Parablennius gattorugine Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 231 photos)
Tima bairdi Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 34 photos)
Sepia officinalis Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 27 photos)
Thyonidium drummondii Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 42 photos)
Ectopleura larynx Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 38 photos)
Bugula turbinata Sea Mats (Bryozoa)
(Contains 39 photos)
Fjordia lineata Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 219 photos)
Tonicella marmorea Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 84 photos)
Nymphon gracile Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Pyura microcosmus Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 83 photos)
Echinus esculentus detail Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 13 photos)
Halichondria bowerbanki Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 99 photos)
Ophiothrix fragilis Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 77 photos)
Bispira volutacornis Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 110 photos)
37 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 30 photos)
Shallow bay with variety of seaweeds Habitat Scenes
(Contains 85 photos)
Diver observes wall reef 1 Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Liocarcinus depurator moulting a 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)