White Python, member of the “White Ball Python Phenomenon.” These beautiful white gems have been produced from Lesser Platinum, Mojave, Phantom, and high-yellow animals from the Russo het Leucistic line.
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.