An African Black Leopard Has Been Captured in Stunning Rare Photographs


Camera trap picture of a black leopard. Image: Will Burrard-Lucas

Spectacular and rare images of a wild African black leopard were released by a UK wildlife photographer on Monday.

Will Burrard-Lucas captured this elusive predator, which is sometimes called the black panther, using camera traps in Kenya’s Laikipia Wilderness Camp after local reports of sightings.

“As far as I know, these are the first high-quality camera trap photographs of a wild melanistic leopard ever taken in Africa,” Burrard-Lucas wrote in a blog post. “For me, no animal is shrouded in more mystery, no animal more elusive, and no animal more beautiful.”

Camera trap picture of a black leopard. Image: Will Burrard-Lucas

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