Your Shot Pictures: More Albino and Oddly White Animals

Readers went wild for our recent post “Special Albinos and Unusually White Animals,” offering more than a hundred comments about their own sightings and interactions.

Eric Rose from Kentucky let us know about two albino alligators named Snowball and Snowflake that live at the Newport Aquarium in Ohio. Cul8rAnnieGator of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, says her town is home to a population of white and pale-gray magpies. Other readers reported seeing white robins, hawks, porcupines, deer, monkeys, and more. (Related: “Pictures: Albino Animals Revealed.”)

We were so impressed that we’ve combed through photos on Your Shot, the National Geographic user-generated photo community, to give you even more pictures of albino and white animals.

Take a look at these rare beauties—or oddities, depending on your perspective—and tell us what you think.

A photo of a newborn foal.
The white color of this cremello foal (pictured in 2009) is due to a rare genetic combination. Photograph by Jennifer Wills, National Geographic Your Shot
A photo of an albino penguin.
A rare albino penguin seen in Antarctica in 2011. Photograph by Timothy Filer, National Geographic Your Shot
An albino Gervais’s fruit-eating bat in 2008. Photograph by Hernani Oliveira, National Geographic Your Shot


A photo of an albino spider
An albino spider creating a nest for her eggs in 2013. Photograph by Jeremy Mendoza, National Geographic Your Shot
A photo of an albino wallaby and joey.
An albino wallaby and young at Gorge Wildlife Park in Australia in 2014. Photograph by Ingrid Van Streepen, National Geographic Your Shot
A photo of an albino hedgehog
An albino hedgehog seen in 2013. Photograph by Kangkung Malaya, National Geographic Your Shot
A photo of an albino deer.
An albino white-tailed deer in Wisconsin in 2012. Photograph by Matthew Crowley, National Geographic Your Shot

These photos were submitted to Your Shot. Check out the new and improved website, where you can share photos, take part in assignments, lend your voice to stories, and connect with fellow photographers from around the globe. To share your photos of albino animals, use #albino when you upload your images.

Mary Bates is a freelance science writer living in Boston. She has a PhD in psychology from Brown University where she studied bat echolocation. You can visit her website at www.marybateswriter.com and follow her on Twitter at @mebwriter.
  • Robert C Brooke

    When I was in college,I remember seeing an albinistic crow.It was mounted in a display case along with other specimens.The upper part of the body was white and the lower half black.

  • Me

    Technically, several of these are leucistic animals. Not albinos.

  • Matt

    These are great. I’m waiting for a picture of an albino Polar Bear…

  • someone

    the newborn pony and the hedge hog is soooo cute!

  • Ima Ryma

    Once, a great albino sperm whale
    Swam the ocean off Mocha Isle.
    From round the world whalers set sail
    For such a prize that did beguile.
    But the great white put ships to shame
    With a cunning ferocity.
    He beat all whalers game by game.
    One day he chose last destiny.
    A lady whale was in distress.
    So the great white remained, instead
    Giving whalers baited access.
    The whale called Mocha Dick was dead.

    When he heard Mocha Dick expired,
    Herman Melville became inspired.

  • Richmond

    Albino carabaos (asian water buffalo) are pretty cool.

  • chenhewang

    Gz!!!!! look at those cutie wallaby!!! they are amazing!!!!

  • sarah

    I am researching wallabies and I found an albino wallaby I showed my friend and he pointed out the arms are hillarius

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