Black panther carrying her cub great shot here to see the pattern on the mother's coat. Panthers aren't a breed they are a coat color that occurs among Leopards and Jaguars. They are black with black spots. This looks to be a Jaguar.
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)
I love the strong emotions in this picture. Typically the lioness is the one in charge, the one who hunts and takes care of the babies but here she surrenders, gives up her power momentarily to engage to the lion's sweet play.
Black on Black! by Sue Demetriou Another capture of Athena the black Jaguar – however this time I wanted to do her completely on a black background; a challenge! Still don’t know if I have it right as didn’t have a flash gun and lets face it, I.