A very unusual genetic color variation in white-tailed deer produces “melanistic” or “melanic” deer. But a “melanic” doe will rarely have spots as seen in this awesome picture, so this "may" be at the hands of photoshop.
The silver fox is a melanistic form of red fox. Melanism is when the animal's coloring is much darker than normal. Interestingly, fox squirrels, who have brownish body fur and reddish tummy fur also have a melanistic form that resembles this.
Lazy Black Panther by Charlie Burlingame A black panther is typically a melanistic color variant of any Panthera species. Black panthers in Asia and Africa are leopards (Panthera pardus). Black panthers in the Americas are black jaguars (Panthera onca)
The black squirrel is a melanistic subgroup of the eastern grey squirrel. They are common in the Midwestern United States, Ontario, Quebec, parts of the Northeastern United States, and Britain. Someone put down some nuts for him to eat.
"I find penguins at present the only comfort in life. One feels everything in the world so sympathetically ridiculous; One can’t be angry when one looks at a penguin." -John Ruskin *None of the pictures posted belong to me unless otherwise stated*
Here are some melanistic animals (melanistic is the opposite transition of albinism). Humans are animals too Melanistic animals Here are some melanistic (melanistic is the opposite transition of albinism) Humans too