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White Jaguar by MoonsongWolf White Jaguar by MoonsongWolf
White jaguars are not (generally) albino. Rather, they are leucistic.

Currently there are only two known in the world, twins living at the Aschersleben Zoo in Germany: [link]

But, of course, this lovely jag is neither of those two gorgeous furballs. This is Luca, a regular tawny spotted jaguar who lives at the Toronto Zoo (with a bit of tinkering in photoshop, of course). Although I actually did very little to his eyes... they really are that amazing blue colour! :)

Wavered a bit between putting this in photo manipulation or digital darkroom photograph. I wound up going with the former, even though I seem to recall that the photo manip category originally specified two or more photos needed to be used. However, I can't find that disclaimer anywhere now, so into the manip category this goes!

Original photo and altered image are *MoonsongWolf
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Elrefugio2014 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! This is the cutest jaguar I have ever seen! I love jaguars!!!
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Werejewel Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Photographer
He's beautiful! His coloring is sort of like the golden tabby coloring of tigers; kind of muted.
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Ah, yes, the tabby tigers have the most beautiful colouring! Interesting how something as simple as muted colours can make a magical creature seem even more so. :)
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Werejewel Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Photographer
I agree. Tabby's are my favorite color, though it's very hard to choose. I love all the tiger colors.
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Pebblestar-Nightclan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He is really beautiful, it looks so unreal... :) Great job!
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Thanks! :)
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ShockWaveX2 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Absolutely beautiful! :heart:
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Thank you! :)
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ShockWaveX2 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
You're very welcome. :bow: :)
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Roguesbooks Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Simply beautiful!!

so, let me see if I understand this correctly - leucistic is the opposite to Melanistic, meaning that they don't have any dark pigmentation but unlike albino-ism, they don't have the pink/red colouration in the eyes, etc?
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