Wacky Weekend: Hearts in Nature

Earth’s valentines can be found all over, from Spain to the Solomon Islands. Take a look at the birds, plants, and other things with heart shapes in the photo gallery below!

SET IN STONE: Wind and water wear away at big rocks and often transform them into small round pebbles. This one in France wound up shaped like a heart.
Photograph by Jean-Louis Le Moigne, Biosphoto, Minden Pictures
LOVE BIRDS: Mute swans—native to Europe and Asia—show affection by ruffling their feathers and pointing their heads together, forming a heart shape with their necks.
LOVE BIRDS: Mute swans—native to Europe and Asia—show affection by ruffling their feathers and pointing their heads together, forming a heart shape with their necks.
Photograph by Chris Grady, Alamy