Melanistic animals

Melanism Vs. Albinism (some of these are photoshopped, I'm sure, but there are several that appear not to be. An interesting phenomena for sure)

Melanism Vs. Albinism (some of these are photoshopped, I'm sure, but there are several that appear not to be. An interesting phenomena for sure)

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melanistic animals- I feel stupid for not knowing this condition existed. I mean, since there is an opposite for nearly everything- why not albinism?

melanistic animals- I feel stupid for not knowing this condition existed. I mean, since there is an opposite for nearly everything- why not albinism?

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Rare black serval. Serval's are used to breed Savannahs. They use Ocicats, and several other exotics to come up with the Savannah.

Rare black serval. Serval's are used to breed Savannahs. They use Ocicats, and several other exotics to come up with the Savannah.

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Melanistic jaguar - Melanism is an overabundance of black pigment in animals and is actually the opposite of albinism and even more rare.

Melanistic jaguar - Melanism is an overabundance of black pigment in animals and is actually the opposite of albinism and even more rare.

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Black Lion Looks Amazing - Hmmm.  I'm not sure but he looks Photoshopped.  If there is a melanistic  lion like this out there, I would be appropriately amazed and astounded.  Not to mention entirely in love.

Black Lion Looks Amazing - Hmmm. I'm not sure but he looks Photoshopped. If there is a melanistic lion like this out there, I would be appropriately amazed and astounded. Not to mention entirely in love.

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A very unusual genetic color variation in white-tailed deer — rarer even than albinism — produces all-black offspring in that species which are known as “melanistic” or “melanic” deer.

A very unusual genetic color variation in white-tailed deer — rarer even than albinism — produces all-black offspring in that species which are known as “melanistic” or “melanic” deer.

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