We live in a world full of mysteries. Sure, life can feel a bit mundane at times, but you hear about anomalies that you never thought existed now and then.
No one thought humans would land on the moon, yet it happened. Smartphones and airplanes were fairytale-like concepts numerous decades ago and look at the technology we have now.
However, this article is not about human achievements. Instead, it highlights that our world is full of secrets waiting to be discovered.
A group of photographers recently took pictures of several animals with a rare condition known as melanism.
For those who do not know, melanism and albinism are exact opposites.
Melanistic animals have significantly dark hair and skin. On the other hand, albino creatures have white pigmentation and fur.
The wildlife photographers who saw these animals were in disbelief. None of them had seen creatures like these before.
Initially, they thought that someone held these animals captive and painted them.
However, as they explored different forests across the globe, they learned that animals with dark pigmentation are more prevalent than imagined.
As you would expect, images of these creatures went viral. Surprisingly, most people didn’t know whether melanistic animals existed.
There were also large groups of people who believed that someone manipulated these pictures on Photoshop.
Several well-reputed news outlets shared images of these melanistic creatures, putting the Photoshop theories to rest.
Surprisingly, these animals with unusual skin tones looked stunning.
Their different color made them stand out from the rest of the creatures, making them look highly photogenic.
The terminology melanism has Greek origins, which refers to dark pigmentation. Melanism is the escalated development of melanin, a black colored pigment, in the hair or skin.