I realize that title for this post is pretty bad but if you can come up with a better fish-related pun that I could use let minnow.

Anyways this post is all about origami fish because there’s a lot of really awesome fish models out there.

Models like this really cool looking origami hammerhead shark.

Hammerhead Shark
https://www.flickr.com/photos/104497452@N02/16491500316/

Hammerhead Shark, Designed by Nguyen Ngoc Vu and Folded by Jack Dreyil

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan 20th Convention Book

 

This puffer fish is definitely one of my favourite origami fish models.

Puffer Fish
https://www.flickr.com/photos/49643647@N06/15018773081/

Puffer Fish, Designed by Jang Yong-ik and Folded by Eyal R

Diagrams available in Raison d’être 2014

 

Next is this incredible great white shark. My favourite part is the teeth in its mouth.

Great White Shark
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pcolman/20720681998/

Great White Shark, Designed by Nguyễn Ngọc Vũ and Folded by P. Colman

Diagrams available in VOG 2: Origami.vn

 

Here’s an awesome and slightly terrifying looking origami piranha. I love how the inside of the mouth looks with the red sided paper used here.

Piranha
https://www.flickr.com/photos/alex_mironenko/17776772995/

Piranha 1.1, Designed by Sergio Guarachi and Folded by Alex Mironenko

Crease pattern available in Mini Neo 25

 

This next model is a beautiful and very realistic looking sailfish.

Sailfish
https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/21697270790/

Sailfish, Designed by Nguyen Ngoc Vu and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Diagrams available in VOG 2: Origami.vn

 

Here’s another very realistic looking paper fish.

Giant Grouper
https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/21973633841/

Grouper, Designed by Takuro Kashiwamura and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan 19th Convention Book

 

This Black Devil Angler fish is another one of my favourite origami models. The teeth are awesome, especially if you use two coloured paper.

Black Devil Angler
https://www.flickr.com/photos/textori/4451430956/

Black Devil Angler, Designed by Robert J. Lang and Folded by Textori

Diagrams available in Sea Creatures in Origami

 

This next image is a neat little sea scene where everything’s made out of paper.

Lonely Fish
https://www.flickr.com/photos/caubetho/15331294372/

Lonely Fish, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Ngoc Vu

Instructions not available

 

Here’s a pretty cool fish skeleton folded from one sheet of paper.

Fish Bone
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-sebl-/16784953007/

Fish Bone, Designed and Folded by Sebastien Limet

Instructions not available

 

I realize that whales aren’t technically fish but they best fit into a post about fish and this killer whale is a beautiful looking model.

Killer Whale
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ori_q/22964359095/

Killer Whale, Designed and Folded by Hoàng Tiến Quyết

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another great whale design, this time it’s a sperm whale.

Sperm Whale
https://www.flickr.com/photos/91419009@N04/27392148146/

Sperm Whale, Designed by ? and Folded by Yery J. Astroña (yeryco)

Instructions not available

 

I think this origami angel shark looks pretty cute, what do you think?

Angel Shark
https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackterror/25990646841/

Angel Shark, Designed and Folded by Winston

Instructions not available

 

This next model is sort of a fish, a very unique looking fish.

Mr. Fish
https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/25542935533/

Mister Fish, Designed by Joao Charrua and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Instructions not available, yet

 

Here’s another really great looking, technically-not-a-fish model.

Humpback Whale
https://www.flickr.com/photos/satsukawa/10109005395/

Humpback Whale, Designed and Folded by Alex Satsukawa

Instructions not available

 

This is quite a fantastic looking origami catfish.

Catfish
https://www.flickr.com/photos/134241172@N06/22447450119/

Catfish, Designed by Tetsuya Gotani and Folded by Nguyen TuanTai

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan 21st Convention Book

 

This is a really awesome origami sawfish, I especially like the colour change on the saw part.

Sawfish
https://www.flickr.com/photos/caubetho/7521201092/

Sawfish, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Ngoc Vu

Instructions not available

 

Here’s a really beautiful looking origami guppy. Since these are so colourful in real life you have to use really colourful paper.

Guppy
https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackterror/14698084104/

Guppy, Designed and Folded by Winston

Instructions not available

 

This is a great basic sort of fish model and I especially like how the fins have been folded and unfolded so you can see little lines in them.

Ornamental Fish
https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/8269705980/

Ornamental Fish, Designed by Rodrigo Lopes De Lisboa and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Diagrams available in Origami Collection 2013

 

Winston has designed quite a diverse collection of origami fish. Here’s his ratfish design.

Ratfish
https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackterror/6990325385/

Ratfish, Designed and Folded by Winston

Instructions not available

 

The great white shark from earlier is back and this time it’s folded by its original designer.

Great White Shark
https://www.flickr.com/photos/caubetho/8032122968/

Great White Shark, Designed and Folded by Nguyễn Ngọc Vũ

Diagrams available in VOG 2: Origami.vn

 

Here’s the grouper from earlier but folded by a different artist which gives it a very different look.

Grouper
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pcolman/20720598390/

Grouper, Designed by Takuro Kashiwamura and Folded by P. Colman

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan 19th Convention Book

 

Here’s another pretty little fish designed by Winston. He says that fish are his favourite thing to fold and design in origami because they require more than just basic design knowledge to create the fins and other details.

Spanish Hogfish
https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackterror/19229587550/

Spanish Hogfish, Designed and Folded by Winston

Instructions not available

 

Here’s Nguyen Ngoc Vu’s awesome origami sailfish again folded by a different artist.

Sailfish
https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/14829902963/

Sailfish, Designed by Nguyen Ngoc Vu and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Diagrams available in VOG 2: Origami.vn

 

This origami blue tang fish might be my favourite fish designed by Winston.

Blue Tang Fish
https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackterror/28450825524/

Blue Tang, Designed and Folded by Winston

Instructions not available

 

The final model for this post is this incredible scene of a shark grabbing a seal.

Shark Biting a Seal
https://www.flickr.com/photos/caubetho/10761512915/

Shark Bite Seal, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Ngoc Vu

Instructions not available

 

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