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Melanistic Genet

Melanistic genet sighted in Kafue

A rare melanistic genet spotted in Zambia’s Kafue National Park!


When a serval meets a melanistic friend

What happens when a serval and his melanistic brother meet in the night.


Melanistic serval seen again

The elusive black cat is back!


A rare melanistic serval sighting

Africa Geographic encounters a rare melanistic serval in Tanzania’s Mkomazi National Park.

Natural history


With its long limbs, spotted coat and characteristic spring-loaded pounce, the serval is one of the most striking cat species in Africa

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2021 Weekly Selection: Week 16

Fantastic images from our Photographer of the Year 2021. Enter now to win US$10,000 cash and a Botswana safari

Natural history

Laikipia – land of staggering natural beauty

Laikipia in Kenya – a land of staggering beauty & biodiversity – a mosaic of wildlife conservancies, ranchlands & commercial farms

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2020 Weekly Selection: Week 22 – Gallery 3

These fantastic images from entrants to Africa Geographic’s Photographer of the Year will have you contacting AG to arrange your next safari.

black honey badgers
Decoding science, Natural history

Black honey badgers spotted in Gabon

4 Melanistic (black) honey badgers captured on a camera trap in Gabon.

Natural history, News

Incredible sighting: Rare spotted zebra foal sighted in Maasai Mara

A rare spotted zebra foal with what appears to be pseudo-melanistic colouring has been sighted in the Maasai Mara in Kenya.

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection: Week 21: Gallery 1

Our Photographer of the Year 2019 competition is now in the last week for receiving entries and at midnight on April 30th (CAT time) the competition will close for submissions, after which our judges will spend the month of May considering every selected photo before announcing our winners! There are four galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see …

Destinations, Kenya, Laikipia, Natural history

Black leopard: My quest to photograph the most elusive cat in Africa

British wildlife photographer, Will Burrard-Lucas, has captured a series of high-quality camera trap photographs of a wild melanistic leopard (otherwise known as a black panther) in Africa.

Natural history

The black & white of African wildlife explained

Every now and then nature experiments by producing a black or white mutation of an animal or bird that is otherwise normally coloured. There is something magical about seeing a white lion, black leopard or ‘king’ cheetah in the wild, as if it were a spiritual shadow of the species, a form of higher being.


A baby black zebra

A baby black zebra is been seen in the northwestern area of the Okavango Delta – a very rare sighting, that has tourists keen to have a look