Melanism - Dark coloration of the skin, hair, fur, or feathers because of a high concentration of melanin. Opposite of Albino.
Black Elephant Sri Lanka
Wildlife ♥ Mammals
~~Mirrored ~ black swans by aussiegall~~
Animal ~ Magnetism
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)
the Science of Amazing
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.
melanistic deer, posted via ovadiaandsons.tumblr.com
SHARING THE EARTH
melanistic animals | melanistic-animals-23
Albino and Melanin Animals
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.
Melanistic Wolf--A hybrid of this and a German Shepherd would be BEYOND amazing.
Black Beauties: 10 Amazing Melanistic Animals | WebEcoist