20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic
Son of the night

Black panthers are jaguars (or leopards) with melanism, the opposite of albinism, i.e. an excess of black pigment. In this case it is a jaguar (Panthera onca). In Peru it is known as otorongo, a word of Quechua origin that means jaguar. It is the largest feline in the Americas.

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Date Taken: 07.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Spain
Copyright: © Pedro Jarque Krebs