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.


Corynactis viridis Anemones (Anthozoa)
(Contains 171 photos)
Alcyonium glomeratum Corals (Anthozoa)
(Contains 54 photos)
Hippolyte varians Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps & Prawns etc (Crustacea)
(Contains 155 photos)
Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis Fishes – bony and cartilagous (Pisces)
(Contains 217 photos)
Pleurobrachia pileus Jellyfish and 'jelly-like' animals
(Contains 32 photos)
Rossia macrosoma Octopus, Squid & Cuttlefish (Cephalopoda)
(Contains 26 photos)
Aslia lefevrei Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata)
(Contains 38 photos)
Kirchenpaueria similis Sea Firs (Hydrozoa)
(Contains 38 photos)
Omalosecosa ramulosa 2 Sea Mats (Bryozoa)
(Contains 37 photos)
Facelina bostoniensis Sea Slugs & Sea Hares (Nudibranchs etc)
(Contains 209 photos)
Simnia patula Sea Snails, Bivalves & Lamp Shells (Mollusca etc)
(Contains 77 photos)
Nymphon gracile Sea Spiders
(Contains 4 photos)
Clavelina lepadiformis Sea Squirts (Tunicata)
(Contains 83 photos)
Psammechinus miliaris Sea Urchins (Echinodermata)
(Contains 11 photos)
Oscarella sp. Sponges (Porifera)
(Contains 98 photos)
Ophiura albida Starfish (Echinodermata)
(Contains 73 photos)
Myxicola infundibulum Worms (from various groups)
(Contains 99 photos)
16 HELP! - Identification Required
(Contains 33 photos)
Flame Shell Limaria hians fibrous matrix forms substrate Habitat Scenes
(Contains 85 photos)
Divers explore shallow area Diver exploring marine environment
(Contains 9 photos)
Liocarcinus marmoreus crab with mate Behaviour observations
(Contains 33 photos)
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Grey Seals
(Contains 13 photos)