Is it a bird? Or is it a… dog? Crazy artist creates incredible animal mashup pictures

New species have been created by an enterprising artist who has merged photos of animals together in this incredible series of pictures.

Californian Sarah DeRemer, 25, started making hybrid animals as a way to improve her photoshop skills.

A spider shark? The photos,  created by Sarah Derememer, were doctored using Photoshop

A spider shark? The photos, created by Sarah DeRemer, were doctored using photoshop

Now she’s produced a set of completely new creatures by merging the cutest members of the animal world with the most ferocious.

Each image can take up to four hours to complete and Sarah works with 20 layers on the picture to make the combinations seamless.

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Both majestic and ferocious, the picture shows a cross between a dog and an eagle

Sarah said: “I really enjoy the juxtaposition between cute and scary animals, such as a growling wolf on a pygmy marmoset, or a snarling tiger on a baby monkey.

“It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I really enjoy both the “Birboon” and “Little Bit” because they’re such adorable little birds with such character from the yawning animals.

“I also really love the White Tiger Monkey because the two animals included are so drastically different but go together so well.”

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Sarah started making hybrid animals as a way to improve her photoshop skills

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Sarah said: “I really enjoy the juxtaposition between cute and scary animals, such as a growling wolf on a pygmy marmoset, or a snarling tiger on a baby monkey.