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Sensational image: Rare panther goes into the photo-trap

With a cool gaze staring the black predators into the camera's telephoto lens. The oblivious are not the automatic photo-trap.

the 'Click, click'.

the Longer is the story about a wild life photographer Will Burrard-Lucas and his new, sensational image series of a black panther on nighttime nature walk in the reserve, Laikipia in Kenya, is basically not.

the BBC is bringing the images and notes with all the news giant's credibility as a backing, that it is the first time in nearly 100 years, a photographer has managed to photograph than the wild, black panther of the ethnic leopard-origin in an african jungle.

Will Burrard-Lucas says that he had long gennemtrawlet the area's undergrowth with a local guide.

just at random he set up a game camera in an area where predators have their regular time.

- I is used to set camera-traps without actually getting anything out of it. It is a rather speculative exercise. You know not, after all, about the animals, you will want to have a hold of, goes the way, says the 36-year-old photographer for the BBC.

Four nights later gave it, however, the full benefits.

- In the first place pushed it in, what I had achieved. In fact, it was only, at first I could see, those eyes, that stare out of the images, says the photographer.


putting its small paw into on the pictures is a male, and experts estimate that it is two years old is judged on the animal's size.

Nicholas Pilfold, PhD and lead researcher in a program for the conservation of leopards in Laikipia County, informs the BBC that there is not as far as he knows, is taken other pictures of black panthers on the african continent since just after the First world War.

Will Burrard-Lucas has so far left its game-cameras in the jungle in the hope to get more pictures of putting its small paw into.

- It is a battle against time to get more pictures. Usually, a panther in the size be squeezed out of its territory a bigger and stronger he is, says the photographer.

Here is a link to the british nature photographer's website: Burrard-Lucas, the Wild Life Photography.

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the Black panthers are not a race

the Photographer Will Burrard-Lucas will provide to the BBC that the black panthers are not a separate race. The animals are black like common house cats with the pelsfarve.

- It is a bit like albinos - just with the opposite effect, he says.

In south America shows the phenomenon of black jaguars, while it especially comes to expression in leopards in asian and african countries.

It is his assessment that in east Africa there exists a small handful of black panthers.

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