Book cover design by Jean-François Martin. "Contes des chats" by Jean Muzi, Editions Albin Michel.
Indoors, it is important to place lights for reading or close work over a shoulder rather than in front.
This ball python (Python regius) has leucism, a genetic condition caused by a recessive allele. Leucism causes all pigments in the body to be reduced. This differs from albinism because in albinos, only melanin production is inhibited. Photograph by Jonny Peace.
‘Lutino’ Blue and Gold. This Macaw is most likely an albino. His yellow coloring wouldn't come from melanin (since albinism means no melanin pigment), it would come from other pigments that albinism doesn't affect such as carotenoid pigments. If his coloring was a result of leucism or xanthochromism his eyes would not be pink.
In types with slight pigmentation, hair appears more yellow or red-tinged and vision may be better
Ridiculed, misunderstood and feared for their 'magical powers': Artist’s poignant pictures of sufferers of albinism
Snowflake had suffered from an unusual form of skin cancer in 2001, almost certainly related to his albinism condition, known as oculocutaneous albinism type 1, and died November 24 2003. While the average lifespan of a gorilla in the wild is 25, he was thought to be between 38 and 40 years old.He looks very wise.
Stunning Peacocks. White peacocks are unusual in the wild, but are bred in captivity. It's caused by leucism, a condition characterized by reduced pigmentation in animals caused by a recessive gene. Unlike albinism, it is caused by a reduction in all types of skin pigment, not just melanin, and the animals have normal-colored eyes - not pink or red.