Photos: 20 hidden heart shapes found in nature

By Chaffin Mitchell, AccuWeather staff writer

While we celebrate Valentine's Day every year on Feb. 14, Mother Nature has also been known to show her love by placing heart-shaped objects throughout the world.

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A gap in the clouds appears to form a heart shape over the Mediterranean sea on Valentines Day in Tel Aviv, Israel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Heart shapes can be found in many places such as trees, plants, rocks, clouds and cute animal markings.

Here are 20 photos of heart-shaped objects that have appeared throughout nature:

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Moving beyond Earth, images of hearts can be found in outer space. This heart-shaped region of the dwarf planet Pluto is outlined in the following video from NOAA.

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