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Pargo Manchado

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fish prints

Long before the invention of the camera, Japanese fisherman made fish impressions to document their catches. Elizabeth and Leo adopted this practice to commemorate what they spearfish to feed everyone at Leo's hotel, The Jaguar's Jungle on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. Spearfishing is a necessary part of life in the most remote coastal jungle of Costa Rica​ where there are no roads or grocery stores. With an entire hotel to feed, they can often be found out on the water diving to depths between 40-100 ft to bring back food for the week.

Elizabeth and Leo began experimenting with fish prints to show people at the hotel which fish they were eating. It gave people much more appreciation for the creature that died for their nourishment by seeing what the animal looked like before they ate it.  After placing original prints throughout the hotel, guests and employees became interested in the process and people started buying the prints. Thus lead to the creation of Studio Osa.

Equipped with degrees in biology and environmental science, the couple uses their knowledge to create scientifically correct works of art and educational pieces.

Are you going on a fishing charter on the Osa Peninsula?

We can arrange to make a print of your catch right in front of you or you can have your boat drop your catch off at the studio to have it printed and sent to your hotel. 

Want to buy a print while you´re in Costa Rica?

You can visit our gallery at the Jaguar´s Jungle Lodge and browse mounted and unmounted prints


Available at the Jungla del Jaguar Lodge in Drake Bay, Costa Rica


Pargo Manchado

Available at the Costa Verde Surf Shop in Uvita, Costa Rica


Trigger fish

Available to ship anywhere in the U.S

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Needle fish

Available to ship anywhere in the U.S

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