DAILY PHOTO: Albino Black Buck

Taken November 29, 2013 at the Mysore Zoo.

Taken November 29, 2013 at the Mysore Zoo.

There’s something about this picture that strikes me as not of this world. The albino creature contrasted against the earth-tone environment. One expects to see a deer in a verdant patch where it can meet its grazing needs, not on barren, stony soil.  Then there are those wicked screw-bit horns, seeming a little out of place on bambi–like fangs on a butterfly.