You've got to wonder just what was so important on that phone.
A new Instagram photo has surfaced showing a man on a boat missing the breach of a humpback whale just a few feet away from him because he's glued to his phone.
It's all too common a trend these days. Missing out on real life? Maybe it's because you've got your head buried in your phone.
Professional photographer Eric Smith told ABC News that the photo was shot during a whale watch in Redondo Beach, California.
"A small private sailboat maneuvered really close to the whales, and this guy on it was literally sitting in that position and never moved," Smith said. "He 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 said he took a handful of photos of whales with the boat in the background, and the guy on the phone missed every one of them.
"We're all guilty being buried in our phones, even me," Smith said. "You think life is better on your phone, but we’re missing what’s happening around us."
(Photo courtesy ABC News)