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    Happy Valentine's Day From Mother Nature

    By Samantha-Rae Tuthill, AccuWeather staff writer
    February 14, 2013, 2:23:59 AM EST

    Valentine's Day is upon us, and as people pass around cards and candy in romantic shapes and themes, we've put together a compilation of "Valentines" that have been found in nature.

    Here's a photograph taken of a solitary cloud in a heart formation:


    Whereas here the heart shape is left by a void in the clouds instead:


    In this picture an Austrian lake takes on a romantic shape:


    For this photo, a jet at a Farnborough Airshow left this vapor trail in the shape of a heart. These lines, called contrails, are formed from when this jet-engine water vapor freezes in the atmosphere. The light, airy consistency of this contrail indicates that the air at that altitude has lower-humidity, which explains the clearness of the sky. If there was higher humidity in the air, the trail would be thicker, and could be indicating volatile weather coming.


    Here we see a heart that grew on its own:


    This photograph has a heart trapped in the ice:


    In this picture the Valentine was formed by the way the snow clumped together:


    And here we see a cloud-shaped heart offset by a brilliant sunset:


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