Slinking through the darkness, these stunning images show an ultra-rare black leopard in action.
The creature, which almost has a mythical status, was captured while it was prowling around Laikipia Wilderness Camp in Kenya in the dead of night with a full moon looming above.
This is the first time that one has been caught on camera 'properly' in Africa for 100 years.
Its wide eyes can be seen looking eagerly for prey, while leopard-like spots can vaguely be seen on its sooty coat, which is the result of melanism.
This genetic variation, the opposite of albinism, results in an excess of dark pigmentation. (Daily Mail)