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