Texting man misses whale surfacing feet from him

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. -- The average humpback whale weighs 40 tons and is between 48 and 62 feet long.

They are hard to miss, especially when they surface five feet from you.

So how could a man off the coast of California miss out on this once in a lifetime experience?

Texting, of course.

Photographer Eric Smith was able to capture the moment and said the man never noticed a humpback whale and her calf jumping next to him.

Smith says he has five photos of the man entranced in his phone and that he never even budged.

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