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Albino Black Buck

Albino Black Buck
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Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D 300s, Nikon AF-S DX 55-300 mm F/4.5-5.6G ED VR
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Nature's Oddities [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-01-31 9:13
Viewed: 2418
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
They are the whites among a host of blacks (Leucistic/Albino). Albinism in black buck is rare and caused by the lack of the pigment melanin. The animal looks fully white due to the lack of melanin in its skin. Wildlife experts say the biggest problem with these albinos is they are singled out by predators and hunted.

Due to the lack of melanin production in both the retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) and iris, albinos typically have red eyes due to the underlying blood vessels showing through. In contrast, leucistic animals have normally coloured eyes.

The black buck is protected in India by the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.

Refer my another photograph on the same animal vide http://www.treknature.com/gallery/photo220660.htm

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-31 11:38]

A very rare and interesting surprise on the TN gallery,beautiful capture in a perfect exposure and details excellent,it's nice to see something to different.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano


In the thumbnail image before reading the title
I thought it was a goat ! excellent photo of this
rare Albino Black Buck, fine POV, beautiful eye-contact,
excellent focus, sharpness, details of the
white color tones coat, TFS


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-02-15 4:42]

Hello Subhash,
Always interesting to see this kind of exceptions in animal world. There is a theme on albinism, may be you want to add this interesting picture.
Kind regards

Dear Subhash,
I thank you for the interesting information about the Black Buck and for sharing your photo.

I have added your work to my theme " Nature's Oddities"

Take care,
Warm greetings

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