The serenity of mountains, the whir of the oceans, the mystery of the woods, nature is a world of secrets and hidden messages it leaves behind for us to pick up on. Like Ian Somerhalder says "The trees are our lungs, the rivers our circulation. We are all interconnected." We are intrinsically in tune with our natural surroundings and our roots extend deep, right back to where we began - in nature.

These beautiful images of heart-shaped natural wonders from around the world show that nature has been reciprocating our love all this while, we just need to stop and look around.

1. The Black Lake on the Thungabhadra River in Karnataka

Source: Premsagar

2. Valentine Lake in British Columbia, Canada

Source: Tim Gage

3. The Heart Reef in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia

Source: Inhabitat

4. Lava rock in the north of Kapalua, West Maui

Source: Inhabitat

5. A heart-shaped rock in Toronto Islands

Source: Melina Stathopoulos

6. Laguna Beach in California

Source: Carrie Cleveland

7. Shimshal Lake in Pakistan

Source: Sekpic

8. Castilian, the longest beach in Brazilian city of Ilhabela

9. The cave of 'ancient heart' at Uluru in Australia

10. Écrins Mountain in the French Alps

11. A heart-shaped lake in Scotland

12. Heart Of Stone in France

Source: Wikimedia

13. Three man-made ponds near the Halmstad City Airport in Sweden.

14. Mulvey Lake in British Columbia

15. A meadow in South Gloucestershire, UK

16. A lake in the Juniku Mountains of Kosovo Alps

17. An island at Port Chalmers in New Zealand

18. San Bruno in California

19. A lake in Braunschweig, Germany

20. Oare in Wiltshire, England

21. Heart Lake at the Olympic National Park, Washington

22. Woods outside of Kansas City in Missouri

23. The Polish side lake of the Tatras Mountains

24. Abel Tasman in New Zealand

25. Natural mangrove vegetation in North Caledonia

27. Zhuo Yong Mountain in Tibet

28. Heart Lake in Ontario, Canada

Source: Newsancai

29. Crater Lake in Turkey

Source: Newsancai

30. Gaislacher See in Austria

31. An island in Tavarua Island resort in Fiji

32. A pond in Columbia Hills Corners in Ohio

33. Forested island over the Orinoco river, Venezuela

34. Makepeace Island in Queensland, Australia

35. A glacier lake above the Black Sea coast in eastern Turkey

36. A lake in Corsica in France

37. An island in Bali, Indonesia

38. Lower Kachura Lake in Pakistan

Source: PakistanToursGuide

39. Lake Borebukta in Norway

Source: Pena-abadiku.blogspot

40. This lake in the Piora Valley in Switzerland

Source: Wikimedia

41. Lake Scanno in Italy

Source: Newsancai

42. Buyuk Lake in Turkey

Source: Alobacsi

43. Trnovacko Lake in Montenegro

Source: vk.com

44. 'Lago del Cuore,' an alpine in Switzerland

Source: Bergfuehrer

45. Siit Lake in Philippines

Source: vk.com

46. Rih Lake in Myanmar

Source: Panoramio

47. Northrup Lake in the US

Source: Newsancai

48. Lake of Love in Russia

Source: Newsancai

49. Lake in Lindos, Greece

Source: Newsancai

50. Heart-shaped lake in Portugal

Source: Worldtoptop

51. Heart-shaped Lake in Brazil

Source: Oddstuffmagazine

52. Pyrénées National Park in France

Source: Europapont

53. Aral Sea in Kazakhstan

Source: Newsancai

54. Chicago Lakes in Colorado, US

Source: Newsancai

55. Heart Lake in Russia

Source: Giadinh

56. This lake en route to Chembra Peak in Wayanad, Kerala

57. A pool beneath the Minnehaha Falls in the US

58. Galesnjak island in Croatia

59. A formation by three Creeks Lake in Oregon in the US

60. Lake Calvaresc in the Swiss Alps in Switzerland

Source: nhabitat

61. Forested island 'Isla Corazon' on Mascardi Lake, Argentina

Source: Inhabitat

62. The Twin-Heart Stone Weir in Chimei, Taiwan

Source: Inhabitat

If you happen to be an avid traveler then don't forget to add these places to your bucket list.