Gorilla swore-fare: grumpy gorilla gives the finger to photographer

This grumpy gorilla showed one photographer what he thought of posing for pictures by giving him the middle finger.

Forget guerrilla warfare, this angry ape is all about the gorilla swore-fare.

The grumpy gorilla, annoyed by having pictures taken of him, decided to stick his middle finger up at the photographer

The grumpy gorilla, annoyed by having pictures taken of him, decided to stick his middle finger up at the photographer

At first the gorilla was just minding his own business when photographer Bob Pritchard spotted him chewing on some grass.

On spotting the lens the hairy beast turned towards the camera and flips the bird at the lens.

The perfectly-timed picture was taken by photographer Bob Pitchford on July 6 at Bristol Zoo.

Photographer Bob Pitchford

Photographer Bob Pitchford

Bob, 67, said: “He really does look a bit cheesed off.

“As I spotted him he was just playing with some grass.

“Gorillas have fantastic hearing so when I started clicking he must have heard me.

“He just turned around and it looked like he was flipping me the middle finger.”

The perfectly-timed picture

The perfectly-timed picture

Bob didn’t realise he had captured the hilarious shots until he got home and checked his photos.

He said: “When I saw the pictures, I just thought ‘you little devil’.

“I quite regularly photograph the animals at Bristol, but I’ve never seen anything like this.

“Gorillas are really good at expressing their feelings.

“I was just really lucky to capture this.”