UNIQUE SPECIES, INC.
Rick Hardy has been practicing the art of Taxidermy for over 20 years and is world renowned for his fabulous trophy mounts. He has also created a trademark line of fish replicas and artwork that has been copywrited and is known as Unique Species. These realistic looking creatures have a life of their own and have fooled many a tourist. They make great conversation peices that you may have caught a glimpse of in seafood restaurants and waterfront bars all over the world.
Rick specializes in "Catch and Release Mounts" or you can mount a fish you caught in the past-all we need is the size and type of fish (a photo helps). We have created fish mounts for all different types of fish and marine species from all over the world. Ranging from 4 ounces all the way up to 2 tons.
Rick has taxidermied and created so many different types of fish that it is nearly impossible to show them all here on this website but you will find some prime examples of his work. Of course, seeing them in person is the only way you can truly appreciate the delicate artwork and attention to detail that Rick painstakingly puts into all of his mounts. So if you are ever near the Lake Helen Florida area please come by to see them up close and personal in the showroom. And while your browsing this site please take the time to visit all these pages: "Tropical Fish Page", Unique Species, Replica Fish, Turtles & Tortoises, Manatees, Starfish, Lobster, Clams & Crabs, Frogs, Snakes, Zebra, Rhino and Hippo
We also do BIG PROJECTS for Museums, Marine Parks, Marinas, Restaurants and Businesses for Displays and Decor. Such as the 15 Foot Marlin (above) and Great White Shark featured here with the infamous artiste Rick Hardy himself.
These are just a few of the places you will see Rick Hardy's work on display. There are many more too numerous to mention but we will be adding them as Rick remembers.