Photographer captures 'one in a million' yellow cardinal

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Jeremy Black Photography Jeremy Black Photography

A photographer in Alabama was able to capture the beauty of a rare yellow cardinal that is taking the internet by storm. 

Jeremy Black took the photograph of the rare yellow bird in Alabaster. WFTS reports the bird is a rare male northern cardinal that has a "one in a million" genetic mutation that makes its red feathers turn yellow.

Only one is seen each year in the United States.

"This yellow cardinal displays a rare mutation causes the metabolic process to produce a different type of pigment than the typical red coloration," Black said on Facebook.

Black says that he was able to photograph the yellow cardinal after his friend, Charlie Stephenson, noticed the bird at her feeder in January. 

Black's next goal is to capture a picture of a yellow cardinal and a red cardinal sitting on a branch together.