Heart Shapes From Above: 48 Giant Hearts on Earth

February 3rd, 2013 Permalink

In part one, 38 Great Hearts in Nature, we saw that there are heart shapes all around us if only we take the time to notice. There are also hundreds of giant hearts all over the Earth’s surface, but you must be looking down from above to see the heart shapes. This is a collection of giant heart-shaped nature-made and man-made lakes, woods, ponds as well as aerial and Bird’s eye map views hovering over the Earth’s hearts. [48 Photos]

Saxifrage Peak, Valentine Lake

Created by nature: Saxifrage Peak, BC. The photographer added, “The heart shaped ‘Valentine Lake’ in the foreground.” Photo #1 by Tim Gage

3 heart-shaped ponds near the Halmstad City Airport, Sweden

Created by man: Three heart-shaped ponds near the Halmstad City Airport, Sweden. Photo #2 by © Microsoft / DigitalGlobe / Nokia

Heartshape, Mulvey Lake in British Columbia

Heartshape, Mulvey Lake in British Columbia. Photo #3 by Dru!


Heart-shaped meadow in South Gloucestershire, UK, loving tribute from farmer for his deceased wife

Heart-shaped meadow in South Gloucestershire, UK, created by farmer Winston Howes in honor of his late wife. Photo #3 by © Microsoft / DigitalGlobe / Nokia

Heart Lake - Kosovo Alps

Heart Lake in the Juniku Mountains, Kosovo Alps. Photo #4 by Nentori

Heart-shaped iceberg

We’ve seen this heart made by nature in Extraordinary Icebergs. “Love floats,” the photographer called this heart-shaped iceberg. “At the least the white, cold and sharp kind does, rather aimlessly. The red, hot and smooth kind sinks directly into your heart. That’s my guess, not that I know much about these things =P.” Photo #5 by Aftab Uzzaman

Sea rocks form double heart, twin hearts stone weir in Penghu,Taiwan

Twin hearts stone weir in Penghu,Taiwan. The photographer noted, “Sea rocks formed the double heart shape. It was used to be a traditional fishery facility. Its beauty is famous and fascinating, and really deserves a visit.” Photo #6 by jiadoldol

Heart-shaped island in Alaska, Prince William Sound, Port Chalmers area

Aerial photograph of a “small heart-shaped island at Port Chalmers showing the color banding of various bands of marine and terrestrial flora. Alaska, Prince William Sound, Port Chalmers area.” Photo #7 by laska ShoreZone Program NOAA/NMFS/AKFSC; Courtesy of Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA/NMFS/AKFSC

Heart-shaped lake in Braunschweig, Germany

Heart-shaped lake in Braunschweig, Germany. Photo #8 by © Google Maps

Heart-shaped neighborhood in San Bruno California

Bing Maps Bird’s Eye view: Heart-shaped neighborhood in San Bruno California. Photo #9 by © Microsoft / DigitalGlobe / Nokia

Queensland heart reef

Queensland heart reef. Photo #10 by Marlène BOUGARD

Heart-shaped woods in Oare, England

Bing Maps Bird’s Eye view of a heart-shaped woods in Oare, Wiltshire, England. In 1999, Lady Keswick, owner of Oare House, had 1,000 Hawthorn trees planted in memory of her two brothers. Photo #11 by © Microsoft / DigitalGlobe / Nokia

Heart Lake Olympic National Park

Heart Lake at Olympic National Park in Washington, one of the wildest places left in the USA. Photo #12 by Davis Doherty

Heart-shaped woods outside of Kansas City, Missouri

Bing Maps Bird’s Eye view: Upside-down view of heart-shaped woods outside of Kansas City, Missouri. Photo #13 by © Microsoft / DigitalGlobe / Nokia

Heart-shaped island on Gutierrez Lake, Patagonia, Argentina

View from east side of Lago Gutiérrez, heart-shaped island on Gutierrez Lake, Patagonia, Argentina. Photo #14 by hks87

Lake Pupuke is a heart-shaped freshwater lake occupying a volcanic explosion crater on North Shore City, North Island, New Zealand

As seen in this satellite image of Auckland, New Zealand, Lake Pupuke is a heart-shaped freshwater lake occupying a volcanic explosion crater on North Shore City, North Island, New Zealand. Photo #15 by NASA

Polish side of the Tatras Mountains, lake with the shape of a heart

Polish side of the Tatras Mountains, smaller lake on the left with the shape of a heart. Photo #16 by DocentX via Skyscraper City

Heart-shaped rock Abel Tasman, New Zealand

Heart-shaped rock Abel Tasman, New Zealand. Photo #17 by Kym Rohman

Heart of Voh, a heart-Shaped Mangrove, Voh, New Caledonia

Wikimapia stated, “‘Coeur de Voh’ is a French word meaning ‘Heart Of Voh’. It is a natural large formation of mangrove vegetation that resembles a heart that can be seen only from above. It’s well known for aerial shot, ‘Heart of Voh’ taken by French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand. As the heart is too big for you to see it at the ground level, you should have to ride a helicopter or climb a mountain in the background to see it. Voh is a small seaside town located in northwest of New Caledonia.” Photo #18 by © Yann Arthus Bertrand via Wikimapia

A heart-shaped lake in Austrian Alps

A heart-shaped lake in Austrian Alps. Photo #19 by Petras Kudaras

Salina Heart, Salina do Coração Pantanal MS

Heart-shaped Salina (Salina do Coração). Photo #20 by Lucas Leuzinger via OlhoM @ cal

In Tibet, next to the 16,404 ft (5,000 m) Zhuo Yong Mountain is a heart-shaped lake called Zhuo Yong Cuo

In Tibet, next to the 16,404 ft (5,000 m) Zhuo Yong Mountain is a heart-shaped lake called Zhuo Yong Cuo. Photo #21 by © Catherine Huang

Heart-shaped blue body of water found high in the mountains of Austria

The Gaislacher See, Austria, below Gaislachkogel which is 10,026 ft (3056m). The photographer said, “Didn’t make it into the water in the end, as upcoming clouds and wind prevented a bath at sub-10 °C (14° F) water temperature.” Photo #22 by Andreas (Fozzman)

Heart-shaped island, Tavarua Island resort

29-acre heart-shaped island in Fiji, Tavarua Island resort. Photo #23 by © Tavarua Island

Heart of Central Asia

We’ve looked at this one before, as seen in ISS breathtaking views of Earth: Heart of Central Asia. Photo #24 by USGS / NASA

Bing Bird's eye view of heart-shaped pond in Columbia Hills Corners, Ohio

Bing Maps Bird’s Eye view of heart-shaped pond in Columbia Hills Corners, Ohio. Photo #25 by © Microsoft / DigitalGlobe / Nokia

Heart of the Zurich Airport

Heart of the Airport. The photographer wrote, “Saw this heart shape formed by remaining rain water on the roof of a parking shade outside the Zurich Airport.” Photo #26 by Picsnapr

Mostly forested heart-shaped island as seen flying over the Orinoco river in Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela

Mostly forested heart-shaped island as seen flying over the Orinoco river in Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela. Photo #27 by © Jordi Diez

Makepeace Island

Makepeace Island is a private island on the Noosa River in Queensland, Australia. Photo #28 by © Makepeace Island

Heart of Kackar glacier lake in the Kackar Mountains of Turkey

“Heart of Kackar.” The photographer wrote, “There are a lot of Lakes (Glacier Lake) upper than 2,000 meters (6,562 ft)… this one looks like as a heart… that’s why I call this lake ‘Kackar’in Kalbi’ which means Heart of Kackar… Its under Mt Kemerli Kackar and at about 2,700 meters (8,858 ft) high. The Kaçkar Mountains rise above the Black Sea coast in eastern Turkey. Photo #29 by © Hasan ONDER

Heart of Corisca Lake Lac de Goria is a heart-shaped lake in Corsica, France

“The heart of Corisca” — Lac de Goria is a heart-shaped lake in Corsica, France. Photo #30 by © Loic Colonna

LiDAR imagery of Carolina's heart-shaped bay

LiDAR imagery of Carolina’s heart-shaped bay. “This relatively new technology allows the production of Digital Elevation Maps (DEMs) which have spectacular fidelity, often being able to discriminate elevation changes of only a few tens of centimeters, with spatial resolution measured in 2 to 3 square meter grids.” Photo #31 by Cintos Research

Heart Island near Bali, Indonesia

Heart Island near Bali, Indonesia. Photo #32 by TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋)

Heart-shaped lake on the way to Chembra Peak, Wayanad, Kerala

“Heart-shaped lake on the way to Chembra Peak, Wayanad, Kerala.” The photographer added, “Chembra peak is the highest peak in Wayanad.” Photo #33 by freebird (bobinson|ബോബിന്‍സണ്)

Minnehaha Falls, heart-shaped pool formed from waterfall

“There’s a heart-shaped pool at the bottom because the waterfall used to fall into the other ‘ventricle’ at Minnehaha Falls.” Photo #34 by BohemianDolls

Heart-Shaped Hole Near Hampi, Karnataka, south India

Heart-Shaped Hole Near Hampi, Karnataka, south India, as seen in hearts created by nature. The photographer wrote, “This rock, near the Black Lake on the Thungabhadra River in south India, is in one of the oldest geological regions of the earth. Four billion years ago, the molten pre-Cambrian earth solidified and became granite rock. It has been slowly moulded by the river ever since, to form strange and beautiful sculptures. Near Hampi, Karnataka, south India.” Photo #35 by premasagar

Galesnjak, Croatia, heart-shape island

We’ve seen Galesnjak island before, when it was featured in ISS breathtaking views of Earth. This time, it’s Bing Maps Bird’s eye view: Galesnjak, Croatia is probably the most famous of the heart islands. The privately owned “Island of Love is one of the worlds few naturally occurring heart-shaped objects.” Photo #36 by © Microsoft / DigitalGlobe / Nokia

Atoll Tupai has been purchased for 5.7 million euro by French Polynesia

Heart-shaped, kind of, Atoll Tupai, French Polynesia. Photo #37 by rudebutgood

Heart-shaped wetlands in Guandu Nature Park, Taipei, Taiwan

Heart-shaped wetlands in Guandu Nature Park, Taipei, Taiwan. Photo #38 by © Jane Ingram Allen

From above, heart-shaped cloud over Hlodosy, Ukraine (UA)

There and then gone, from above a heart-shaped cloud over Hlodosy, Ukraine (UA). Photo #39 by © Google Maps

Heart-shaped Lake outside the Sun Aura nudist colony in Lake Village, Indiana

Bing aerial view of heart-shaped lake outside the Sun Aura nudist colony in Lake Village, Indiana. Photo #40 by © Microsoft / DigitalGlobe / Nokia

Flipped aerial image of a lake shaped like a heart on the island of Hokaido, Japan

Flipped aerial image of a lake shaped like a heart on the island of Hokaido, Japan. Photo #41 by © Google Maps

Heart-shaped lake next to Manching Airport Ingolstadt, Germany

Heart-shaped lake next to Manching Airport Ingolstadt, Germany From above, it’s not so easily distinguishable as a heart. Photo #42 by © Google Maps

Aerial view of heart-shaped forested island in Walchensee Germany

Aerial view of heart-shaped forested island in Walchensee, Germany. Photo #43 by © Google Maps

Heart-shaped forest on the hillside of Howgill Fells, England

Heart-shaped forest on the hillside of Howgill Fells, England. The photographer wrote, “Sweetheart Wood is supposed to be heart shaped and to have been planted by the fiance of a downed Spitfire pilot. Not true, apparently, but it’s a nice story.” Photo #44 by Al S

Heart shape at Three Creeks Lake, Oregon

Heart shape? Three Creeks Lake, Oregon. Photo #45 by mizinformation

Anosy -- Part water, part park, heart shape in Antananarivo, Madagascar

Part water, part park, heart shape in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Photo #46 by © Microsoft / DigitalGlobe / Nokia

Heart-shaped lake below Cachoerao, Brazil

This one is a little bit scary looking with reddish tinted water. Heart-shaped lake below Cachoerao, Brazil. Photo #47 by bert8k

Heart-shaped swimming pool in Brussels, Belgium (BE)

While it’s not an infinity pool, this is a Bing Maps Bird’s Eye view of a heart-shaped swimming pool in Brussels, Belgium (BE). Photo #48 by © Microsoft / DigitalGlobe / Nokia

Part 1: 38 Great Hearts in Nature: To YOU <3 Love, Nature

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