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Albinism

Albino Dolphin :) ♥ Yes, it's pink due to it's albinism & the blood vessels that lie just below it's layer of blubber

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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.

Black people can be albino too. Albinism results from a recessive gene in both parents that results in a lack of melanin in their child. at one time, albinos were considered evil and were even hunted or persecuted in some countries. I find them all unique and beautiful.

Beautiful Albinism. How can one look so flawless? It's like looking at a porcelain doll.

Albinism is a condition in which a person has an often complete lack of pigment in their skin, hair, and eyes. In not only occurs in humans but in all other vertebrates. Unfortunately, people with albinism face discrimination as many are ignorant towards their appearance.

Melanistic jaguar - Melanism is an overabundance of black pigment in animals and is actually the opposite of albinism and even more rare.

While most people with albinism are fair in complexion, skin or hair color is not diagnostic of albinism

Indoors, it is important to place lights for reading or close work over a shoulder rather than in front.

One person in 17,000 in the U.S.A. has some type of albinism. A common myth is that people with albinism have red eyes. In fact there are different types of albinism and the amount of pigment in the eyes varies. Although some individuals with albinism have reddish or violet eyes, most have blue eyes. Some have hazel or brown eyes. However, all forms of albinism are associated with vision problem.

NOAH The National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation. PO Box 959, East Hampstead, NH 03826-0959 Phone: 800 473-2310 (US and Canada) Phone: 603 887-2310 Fax: 800-648-2310

In types with slight pigmentation, hair appears more yellow or red-tinged and vision may be better

Nastya Zhidkova. She is a REAL unicorn in human form!

People with albinism always have problems with vision (not correctable with eyeglasses) and many have low vision.

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Un león negro ... rarísimamente bello

Melanism -- the opposite of albinism

Actually a cremello, as albinism does not occur in horses. Gorgeous face though!

Albinism is a defect of melanin production that results in little or no color (pigment) in the skin, hair, and eyes. -

SOMETIMES THE MOST DIFFERENT IS ALSO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL....Why oh why do we higher creatures fear or shun all that is different from us. I think different is often the most beautiful. What a beautiful girl....so fragile and pale and lovely. SH.

Fav Photo of the Day ~ Feb. 10, 2013 - Black Lion : Caused by recessive trait called melanism (opposite of albinism).