If this picture does not sum up how wrapped up we are in our electronics then nothing ever will.
A photo posted to Instagram
Tuesday by professional photographer Eric Smith shows a man so
engrossed in his phone that he fails to notice an enormous humpback
whale swimming next to the boat just feet away.
wrote on the post that he captured the symbolic moment a few weeks ago
on a whale watching trip off Redondo Beach. He didn't miss the moment.
He saw a whale and her calf breach about 50 feet away from him when they
resurfaced next to the sailboat.
He wrote that while two women at the front of the boat were taking pictures, the cell phone guy was oblivious.
In an interview with ABC News, Smith said he took five photos of the whale next to the sailboat and that the man did not look up once.
could have been texting his mom 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," Smith told the network.
As John Lennon famously said, "Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." (Or busy playing Flappy Bird?)