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Thu Jul 16, 2020, 11:25 AM

19 Stunning Photos Of A Rare Black Panther Roaming In The Jungles Of India

https://www.boredpanda.com/rare-black-panther-wildlife-photography-shaaz-jung/

Wildlife filmmaker and photographer Shaaz Jung has grown up in awe of the mighty jungle and has been fascinated by black panthers ever since the first time he saw one.

This passion became an obsession and it had become Jung’s ultimate goal to shed more light on these masters of darkness.

While chasing his dream, Jung spent the last couple of years exploring the Kabini Forest in Karnataka, India, and came back with some of the most beautiful shots of the most majestic animal we have ever seen.

More info: shaazjung.com | Instagram | Facebook (h/t mymodernmet)













More photos at link. Black panthers in India are melanistic leopards. That's why this one is seen fraternizing with other leopards.

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Reply 19 Stunning Photos Of A Rare Black Panther Roaming In The Jungles Of India (Original post)
IronLionZion Jul 2020 OP
wendyb-NC Jul 2020 #1
iscooterliberally Jul 2020 #2
trueblue2007 Jul 2020 #54
eppur_se_muova Jul 2020 #3
Baitball Blogger Jul 2020 #4
2naSalit Jul 2020 #5
DarthDem Jul 2020 #6
Bayard Jul 2020 #7
IronLionZion Jul 2020 #8
Yavin4 Jul 2020 #11
IronLionZion Jul 2020 #24
North Shore Chicago Jul 2020 #36
Duppers Jul 2020 #47
WinstonSmith4740 Jul 2020 #9
Phoenix61 Jul 2020 #10
chwaliszewski Jul 2020 #12
KS Toronado Jul 2020 #13
Glamrock Jul 2020 #14
pazzyanne Jul 2020 #16
Glamrock Jul 2020 #17
pazzyanne Jul 2020 #19
Dem2theMax Jul 2020 #22
Scarsdale Jul 2020 #34
tblue37 Jul 2020 #41
blueseas Jul 2020 #55
liberalla Jul 2020 #15
StarryNite Jul 2020 #18
Hekate Jul 2020 #20
Mazeltov Cocktail Jul 2020 #21
Mazeltov Cocktail Jul 2020 #23
tblue37 Jul 2020 #42
Mazeltov Cocktail Jul 2020 #43
Bluepinky Jul 2020 #25
iluvtennis Jul 2020 #26
Fla Dem Jul 2020 #27
Number9Dream Jul 2020 #28
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2020 #29
OregonBlue Jul 2020 #30
trusty elf Jul 2020 #33
Scarsdale Jul 2020 #35
North Shore Chicago Jul 2020 #37
IronLionZion Jul 2020 #39
OregonBlue Jul 2020 #40
Merlot Jul 2020 #49
burrowowl Jul 2020 #31
Niagara Jul 2020 #32
onecent Jul 2020 #38
mrsadm Jul 2020 #44
niyad Jul 2020 #45
gopiscrap Jul 2020 #46
warmfeet Jul 2020 #48
panader0 Jul 2020 #50
IronLionZion Jul 2020 #51
RainCaster Jul 2020 #52
IronLionZion Jul 2020 #53
flamingdem Jul 2020 #57
IronLionZion Jul 2020 #58
flamingdem Jul 2020 #60
dai13sy Jul 2020 #56
Xolodno Jul 2020 #59
Nitram Jul 2020 #61
Joinfortmill Jul 2020 #62
IronLionZion Jul 2020 #63

Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 11:37 AM

1. What a magnificent creature.

Thank you for posting the exquisite and intriguing pictures of the famed black panther.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 11:47 AM

2. Big kitteh!

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Response to iscooterliberally (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 11:12 PM

54. Big BEAUTIFUL Kitteh!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 11:50 AM

3. Great-great-great-great-great gradnchild of Bagheera ? nt

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 11:53 AM

4. What magnificence!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 12:06 PM

5. Oh my!

How beautiful!


Thank you for posting this. Soothing just to look at!












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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 12:06 PM

6. Awesome

Thank you!!! Absolutely beautiful cat.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 12:11 PM

7. My new word for the day:

Melanistic.

He is a magnificent creature. Is that a snake going across his back?

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Response to Bayard (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 12:16 PM

8. It's likely a leopard's tail

This one is seen in other pics with normal colored leopards

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 12:38 PM

11. leopard: "Gotta be in my photo shoot. Don't you, George."

"Can't let me have this one thing. Can you?"

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Response to Bayard (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 02:14 PM

24. Melanistic should not be confused with Melania, jk

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #24)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 08:20 AM

36. Hah!

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Response to Bayard (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 11:54 AM

47. That's his buddy leopard's tail. 😁



But you knew that, didn't ya. 😁
"That's why this one is seen fraternizing with other leopards."



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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 12:35 PM

9. Absolutely stunning!

Thanks so much for posting them. And I never knew that lions would climb a tree!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 12:38 PM

10. Wow! Thanks for posting. Can't wait to see

the NG special he shot these for.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 12:38 PM

12. Cool cat!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 12:44 PM

13. Felt like he was eyeing my mouse hand. That would hurt.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 12:51 PM

14. I have one of those! His name is Muddy....



Look out!

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 01:13 PM

16. My feral mom cat had 3 black kittens last year.

They are all black with sea green eyes. Impressive in their own ways. Agree that the black panther is magnificent.

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #16)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 01:16 PM

17. We call him our little house panther

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #17)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 01:24 PM

19. ...

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 01:59 PM

22. Adorable!

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #14)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 06:45 AM

34. We had one just like this.

Her name was Cleopatra, since she was a black queen. That wild cat is magnificent, so powerful looking. Great photos. Thanks for posting.

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #14)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 05:47 PM

41. My house panther is named Tico (short for Gatico--i.e., Kitten in Spanish). nt

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #14)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 02:35 PM

55. Awww

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 01:08 PM

15. Gorgeous!!! Omg! Ethereal...

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 01:17 PM

18. Gorgeous!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 01:48 PM

20. Stunning, and the best thing I'll see all day

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 01:56 PM

21. Absolutely stunningly beautiful.

I'm confused, is it a leopard or a panther - is there a difference or just semantics?
Googling this as I post.

Thank you for the pictures.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 02:01 PM

23. Ok, I just learned a lot.

If there are ever cocktail parties again, I can add to my Rolodex of 🐈 stories. I have 3 miniature black leopards.

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Response to Mazeltov Cocktail (Reply #23)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 05:48 PM

42. House Panthers (or parlor panthers). nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #42)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 07:49 PM

43. 😁

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 02:17 PM

25. So cool!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 02:17 PM

26. Wow! Thanks for sharing. nt

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 02:24 PM

27. Handsome, handsome, handsome. Self assured as well. Acted as thought he absolutley

knew someone was taking his pictures and so posed beautifully.

They were all beautiful. Totally beautiful, elegant, magnificent.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 04:27 PM

28. Amazingly beautiful photos

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 04:34 PM

29. The panther is like a leopard,

Except it hasn't been peppered.
Should you behold a panther crouch,
Prepare to say Ouch.
Better yet, if called by a panther,
Don't anther.

- Ogden Nash


That magnificent panther is solid muscle. Prepare to say Ouch.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 08:35 PM

30. Bet Don jr is already arranging his hunting safari.

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Response to trusty elf (Reply #33)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 06:48 AM

35. Vile excuses for human beings.

The animals they shot had more brains than they do. Useless waste of space.

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Response to trusty elf (Reply #33)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 08:22 AM

37. All animals must be protected

from these annihilators of all things beautiful. What grotesque humans.

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Response to trusty elf (Reply #33)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 09:47 AM

39. Deplorable

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #39)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 11:47 AM

40. They are truly depraved.

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Response to trusty elf (Reply #33)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 11:31 AM

49. Why post those pictures on a thread for appreciating animals?

Seems like every time there is an enjoyable thread about animals someone feels the need to spoil the party by adding in this horrific picture. How trump-like.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 10:04 PM

31. Beautiful!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 10:31 PM

32. I appreciate these magnificent creatures.

These are stunning images.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 09:26 AM

38. NICE nice pictures!!!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 10:31 PM

44. Wow amazing photos!

Such beautiful impressive photos, thank you for posting them. I now want to learn much more about this elusive creature.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 10:52 AM

45. Absolutely stunning. My miniature version looks just like that.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 11:23 PM

46. what a beautiful cat

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 07:46 PM

48. Stunningly beautiful.

Thank you for posting this.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 11:52 AM

50. In the early eighties while driving up in the Huachuca Mts at night in SE Az.,

a black panther ran across the road. I was not alone and my passenger assured me I wasn't
seeing things. They roam in the mountains of Sonora, Mexico, and the Huachucas are right on the
border. Very rare, very beautiful. Mountain lions are fairly common around here. Once in Patagonia,
a pick-up pulled up to the bar I was in, with a dead mountain lion in the bed of his truck. They are
predators of livestock and have a hunting season. (Or used to, not sure now) The lion was as long as his eight foot
bed, even extending onto the tailgate with it's legs out. I say let them have a steer now and then.
Steers are replaceable, these magnificent cats are not.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #50)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 12:10 PM

51. In the Americas, black panthers are melanistic jaguars

and have been caught on wildlife cameras in Arizona in recent years. Their range can be pretty large.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 08:38 PM

52. Wow, simply that

Thank you for sharing these with us. Such beauty.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 09:48 PM

53. Wildlife Photographer Waits 6 Days For A Perfect Leopard And A Black Panther Shot

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #53)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 07:35 PM

57. That's Cleo and Saya - there's a Nat Geo film about them

Saya is one cool leopard with a difference and Cleo is his beautiful gal.

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #57)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 09:47 PM

58. They are beautiful

I'll have to check out the film, which might be this

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #58)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 09:05 PM

60. I enjoyed the film!

Recommend

I liked the voice of Saya though I'm sure the David Attenborough fans are less than convinced!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 10:58 PM

56. Awesome

These cats are absolutely gorgeous and the photography was breathtakingly perfect. I am fascinated by the big cats and these photos have made me more fascinated. Thank you for these.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 12:26 AM

59. Love cats.

Even the big ones. Just don't want to be in the way of one of the big ones.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 03:06 PM

61. Beautiful cats. Sometimes my little black shorthair thinks he's a panther...

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 11:45 PM

62. Wow. Just wow.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 11:51 PM

63. 40 Beautiful And Elusive Animals I Found In India

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