By Kristiana Hall

It’s fairly safe to say this gorilla wasn’t ready for his close up!

The prickly primate decided to show his displeasure at being photographed by flicking photographer Mike Rodenburg the middle finger.

Mike, who snapped the cheeky photo at Amsterdam zoo, said: “I take a lot of pictures of gorillas, I think they are beautiful animals.

“I caught this one with his finger up his nose, but the second I took my camera out to capture the picture, he pulled it out and held it straight up to me.

“I had to laugh.”