Ultra-rare black leopard photographed by student in reserve
By Morning Mail |
It is the third time in more than 100 years that it is possible to capture images of the elusive animal.
A black leopard, an ultra-rare variant of the species, was photographed, for the third time in more than 100 years, by an engineering student during a visit to the Radoba reserve in India.
Abhishnek Pangis, 23, tells LadBible that he was with his parents on a visit and that it was “scorching” heat, of 45ºC, when he realized that a black leopard was hidden among some branches.
There was a great uproar among the group that was visiting but only the young Indian student had a camera with him, so he was the only one to get good images of the specimen with black spots and gray hair.
“I have never seen anything so beautiful, I was paralyzed. It is usually a great luck if we can see it for a minute or two, but I have been photographing it for almost 40 minutes. I saw it drinking water from a puddle, scoring territory and hunting monkeys. It was a brilliant experience! “, reports the young man.