Photograph by Cburnett on Wikipedia Melanism is an undue development of dark-colored pigment in the skin or its appendages and is the opposite of albinism. The word 'melanism' is deduced from a Greek word that means black pigment.
A very unusual genetic color variation in white-tailed deer produces “melanistic” or “melanic” deer. But a “melanic” doe will rarely have spots as seen in this awesome picture, so this "may" be at the hands of photoshop.
A very unusual genetic color variation in white-tailed deer — rarer even than albinism — produces all-black offspring in that species which are known as “melanistic” or “melanic” deer. A "black and white" Bambi.
is not Albino. Horses cannot be albino. There is this little thing called the LETHAL WHITE SYNDROME where all albino horses die within hours because they have a nonfunctioning colon! The horse in this picture is CREMELLO
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).