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UNIQUE SPECIES, INC.
Marine Artist - Rick Hardy - Taxidermy

1190 East Ohio Ave., Lake Helen, Florida 32744
(386) 228-3525

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Tortoise
Manatee
Starfish, Lobster
Clams, Crabs
Frogs, Snakes
Rhino, Hippo
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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.

alligator

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.

Pompano
Pompano
Iguana
Iguana
Rooster Fish
Rooster Fish
Giant Tree Frog
Tree Frog
Permit Fish
Permit Fish

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.

  • Television Shows: Kathy Lee & Regis, Channel 2, UPN 65, Channel 9, Discover Orlando & Schaefers Spotlight Show
  • Television Shows: Kathy Lee & Regis, Channel 2, UPN 65, Channel 9, Discover Orlando & Schaefers Spotlight Show
  • Museums: New York Museum of Natural History & Art
  • Art Galleries: Wyland Art Galleries
  • Marine Parks: Guam, Hawaii, Key West Florida, Indiana, Texas and Alaska
  • Zoos: Indianapolis Zoo
  • Amusement Parks: Sea World
  • Boat Shows: Central Florida Boat Show
  • Bait Shop Restaurant & Lounge-Toledo, Ohio-1/3000 lb. Great White Shark & 2/1000 lb. Marlins
  • Ocean Deck, Daytona, FL-Shark in Front of Restaurant
  • Gamefish Gallery-Key West, FL
  • Blue Water World -Key Largo, FL
  • Sea Love Marina-Down the Hatch Restaurant, Daytona, FL-Marlin on top of Restaurant
  • Inlet Harbor Marina, Ponce Inlet, FL-Glass Display Case and in Store
  • Adventure Yacht Harbor, Ponce Inlet, FL-Marlin on top of Sign
  • Stewart Marine-Sanford, Florida
  • Harolds Sports Center-Causeway
  • Kelley's Bait & Stuff-Oak Hill, Florida
  • Unique Species (Florida Gator Trout) is on display at the Sea Horse Restaurant in Pass-A-Grille Beach, Florida

    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.

  • Snapper
    Snapper

    Tuna
    Tuna

    Moray Eel
    Moray Eel
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Iguana
    Iguana
    Rooster Fish
    Rooster Fish
    Giant Tree Frog
    Tree Frog
    Permit Fish
    Permit Fish
    Home
    Taxidermy
    Showroom
    Tropical Fish
    Unique Species
    Replica Fish
    Turtles
    Tortoise
    Manatee
    Starfish, Lobster
    Clams, Crabs
    Frogs, Snakes
    Rhino, Hippo
    Contact

    3/27/03
    This website was created by Ann Menke of A1AWEB.