Simple cut & paste...snow on dark stripes on zebra rumps made by selecting dark areas and airbrushing with white in Dissolve mode, then blurring.
Then shadows of legs were added.
Saving his life from his warm sausage tea
Used Photoshop and Illustrator
I knew I wanted to do a phoenix of sorts, so I searched for a LONG time to find just the right bird to transform. I'm rather pleased with the source I found and with the final product I arrived at. If you have a minute PLEASE look at the high res, there's a ton more detail than you can really see in the small image :)