Glued to your phone?

“We’re all guilty being buried in our phones, even me. You think life is better on your phone, but we’re missing what’s happening around us.” –Photographer Eric Smith

Man glued to his mobile phone misses rare humpback whale sighting

Not even the amazing sight of a humpback whale up-close could distract one man from his mobile phone

This Instagram photo shows a man missing a humpback whale surface two feet away from him because he was glued to his phone. The moment was caught during a whale watch in Redondo Beach, California, professional photographer Eric Smith told ABC News today. Smith said he had about five photos of whales with the private sailboat in the background, but the guy never got off his phone in any of the pictures.

Look at me! Some people seem more interested in the their mobile phone than watching rare natural spectacles Photo: @esmith_images/Instagram​

Photographer Eric Smith captured the moment the unidentified man missed the amazing sight of the breaching humpback whale and posted it online.

It surfaced just a few feet from the sailing boat spotted near Redondo Beach in California.

Mr Smith said he captured five photos of the man staring down at his screen as the whale appeared.

He uploaded the picture on Instagram with the caption: “A sign of the times.”

He later told CBS News: “A small private sailboat manoeuvred really close to the whales, and this guy on it was literally sitting in that position and never moved.

“He could have been texting his mum in the hospital for all I know, but I thought it sucked that he missed such a wonderful moment happening just two feet in front of him.

“We’re all guilty being buried in our phones, even me. You think life is better on your phone, but we’re missing what’s happening around us.”

Are you a mobile phone addict and fear missing future whale sightings? Take this test to find out.

Check out ten of the best spots for whale-watching here.

reblogged from: The Telegraph

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