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Surreal Photo Mash-Ups Cleverly Merge Animals with Food

Photo Manipulation Art Animals by Ronald Ong

Photo manipulation artist Ronald Ong creates surreal image mashups that cleverly merge animals with food and other unexpected items. From a zebra mixed with a stack of Oreos (aptly titled “ZEBREO”) to a fox with a loaf of bread for a body (“LOAFOX”), Ong’s portfolio of strange, animal hybrids look like they’re straight out of a delicious dream.

Ong uses photographs of real animals and cuts and splices them together with items that look like they are actually part of the creatures’ bodies. In one piece, he merges a round-bodied hedgehog and a fluffy dandelion, creating a hybrid critter that could easily be imagined living in an alternate world. In another work, Ong swapped out a tiger’s belly for sliced oranges, creating the illusion that the animal’s innards are made from the sweet fruit. No matter what photo combo Ong creates, his ongoing series showcases the talented artist’s playful imagination and eye for texture and color.

Scroll down to check out more of Ong’s whimsical photo manipulations. You can also buy his work as printed canvases via his online shop.

Photo manipulation artist Ronald Ong creates surreal image mash-ups that cleverly merge animals with unexpected items.

Photo Manipulation Art Animals by Ronald OngPhoto Manipulation Art Animals by Ronald Ong

His portfolio of strange, animal hybrids look like they’re straight of a dream.

Photo Manipulation Art Animals by Ronald OngPhoto Manipulation Art Animals by Ronald OngPhoto Manipulation Art Animals by Ronald OngPhoto Manipulation Art Animals by Ronald OngPhoto Manipulation Art Animals by Ronald OngRonald Ong: Instagram | Twitter | Behance

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Northern Irish writer and artist now based in Berlin, Germany. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. She now contributes to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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