A rare melanistic Black Serval in hunting mode.

Posted by Marc on Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:30 am

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A beautiful melanistic Black Serval, believed to be one of only 4 individuals in all of Africa, gotta love those piercing golden eyes transfixed on a small rodent in the tall grass ahead.

Such a rare and so special treat to witness this magical cat hunting. Along with finding a Pangolin on my last evening this Serengeti trip proved such an awesome assignment.

Serengeti- TZ.

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by Carol Clarke on Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:03 pm
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What a beauty, Marc!  A rare treat indeed.  Just colour me green!!  :D 

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by david fletcher on Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:25 pm
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What a find Marc! A true rarity
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by SantaFeJoe on Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:33 pm
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A gorgeous feline not many people will ever see! The Pangolin is another rare find. Looks like a great experience all the way around.

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by Ron Day on Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:01 pm
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The piercing golden eyes say it all. Congrats on photographing this rarity, Marc.

by John Spreitzer on Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:58 pm
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Wowza! What a beauty! Would love to get see ANY Serval. Great shot as well!

by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:15 pm
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Fabulous shot- just riveting-those eyes! What a great trip! Hope you got the Pangolin too. :)
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by owlseye on Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:28 pm
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Amazing catch here Marc...
I'd love to see a "normal" serval... this one is just so special because of its expression and the rarity of your find.


by clement on Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:02 pm
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So So beautiful.. amazing image too

by Paul Rossi on Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:55 pm
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by Arindam Bhattacharya on Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:30 am
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True beauty. Fantastic capture.

by Cindy Marple on Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:06 pm
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Wow! What a beautiful cat, and a lovely photo.

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