A grumpy gorilla at Bristol Zoo was clearly fed up of being photographed, because one image that was captured by Bob Pitchford showed the hairy beast giving the finger to the photographer.
Pitchford has since explained that the gorilla was simply spending some time by himself, eating grass, and enjoying the day, when he first attempted to capture a picture of him.
Pitchford added that, at this point, the gorilla then decided to turn towards the camera and nonchalantly flipped the bird at the lens. Want to see a picture of the gorilla doing just that? Then look at the image below.
I think we can all admit that this gorilla immediately deserves all of the world wide web’s respect for his actions.
Pitchford took the picture on July 6 during an excursion to Bristol Zoo.
And the 67-year-old admitted that he appeared to have captured the beast on a particularly depressing day. “He really does look a bit cheesed off,” he recalled of the picture, via Bristol Post. “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.”
Upon hearing the clicking of the camera, the gorilla clearly became rather incensed. Pitchford then added, “He just turned around and it looked like he was flipping me the bird.”
Pitchford didn’t immediately recognise the gorilla’s anger, though. In fact, he only noticed it when he returned home and analyzed the photos.
He continued, “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.”
Rather than being annoyed at the animal, though, Pitchford is just happy that he was able to capture the animal’s frustration on film. “Gorillas are really good at expressing their feelings,” he stated. “I was just really lucky to capture this.”
[Image via Huffington Post]