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English photographer captures rarest black leopard in 100 years.(QP)

A black leopard has been captured by British photographer Will Burrard-Lucas, who photographed the animal in Ethiopia. How rare is a black leopard, you may ask? It is so rare that in Africa, the last known photograph of one was taken in 1909, and since then, no regular photographs of this species have emerged from the continent. That is until recently—after all, Will managed to locate and photograph a black leopard cub!

Until now, there has only been one high-quality image of a black leopard captured in Africa. While many have reported sightings of this rare creature through verbal accounts, the sole evidence of its existence on the continent was a photograph taken in 1909 near Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.

Local residents reported the whereabouts of this elusive creature and assisted Will in tracking it down, while he set up his own specially designed camera trap. Utilizing wireless motion sensors, a reflex camera, and multiple flash units for each camera, Will embarked on his mission.

According to Will, all his efforts and patience paid off. In the end, he not only captured an incredibly rare animal, but the resulting photographs are also stunning. “In all the images I captured, the first thing that struck me was the eyes of the leopard,” said Will.

Fortunately, trophy hunting is banned in Kenya, so there is no need to worry about the life of this rare and beautiful cub!

Note: The translation provided is a paraphrase of the original text, as exact translations are not always possible while maintaining the intended meaning and context.

 

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