- Wonderful collection of wildlife photographs perfectly sums up the mood on the most romantic day of the year
- Two hippos pucker up, and normally fearsome cheetahs join their tails – with a flamingo and swans also pictured
- Some pets and creatures from the animal kingdom even happen to have heart-shaped markings on their fur
They feel it in their flippers, they feel it in their tails… even the animal kingdom gets in on the act on Valentine’s Day.
This wonderful collection of wildlife photographs perfectly sums up the mood on the most romantic day of the year.
Two hippos pucker up, and normally fearsome cheetahs join their tails, making a heart shape. A flamingo, two swans and even a whale all prove love signs can be seen everywhere.
So if your loved one forgot the chocolates, or is dashing off to the nearest garage to grab a bunch of flowers as you read this, hopefully these heart-warming images will help you forgive them.
A fine snowmance: A touching gesture from two penguins at Port Lockroy in the Antarctic showing that love really is all around this year
Heart in your mouth: These two hippos got into the move when they bumped lips to create a jaw-dropping image of love and romance
With Valentine’s Day here, love is in the air – and apparently all over the Earth too as two elegant swans get closer together in South Africa
Spotted on the Masai Mara, Africa, these two cheetah’s inadvertently make a heart shape – millions across the world will mark Valentine’s Day later today
Pretty flamingo: The beautiful white and pink plumage forms the classic heart shape as the bird leans forward – many heart-shaped chocolate boxes will be given by partners on Valentine’s Day
What a cutie: A pet-lover from Staffordshire gave Teddy the chihuahua (left) a home after seeing his heart-shaped marking; this cat (right) has an adorable heart-shaped patch of fur
Tweethearts: Two multi-coloured European bee-eaters form a romantic shape as they relax and perch during the nesting period in Israel
Blowing a kiss: A white Beluga whale creates a heart-shaped bubble as it approaches a man diving whilst at Harbin Polarland, in China
Love in a cold climate: A lone cute penguin with a white heart on its chest trudges across the snow – the amazing collection of images appears to show a collaboration between Mother Nature and Cupid