It’s nearly impossible to see SWAT’s UP with this frustrated little cub as he tries to remove a tiny fly buzzing around his head.
The adorable cub pulled a series of hilarious expressions as he tried to swat the annoying insect with his paw.
Photographer, Johan de Wet, was on holiday with her husband, Ilza, at Kgalagadi Game reserve in the Northern Cape of Southern Africa when they spotted the pride.
The 54-year-old from Centurion was watching the cub at a waterhole when he noticed the youngster becoming exasperated.
He said: “The cub was keeping itself amused by either investigating its surroundings or harassing his mother and other females of the group.”
After a while, it lay down slightly to one side. We could see that it was bothered by something.
We couldn’t immediately understand what it was until we saw it watching a fly that zoomed around its head.
“I focused the camera on him, expecting him to do something, and then I captured the sequence.”
We were delighted to watch this little one and completely understood his discomfort when the fly was bothering him so much.
“It was interesting to watch how even animals in the wild react when annoyed by something.”