I’d bet dollars to donuts this image shows up in somebody’s Valentine’s Day inbox — thanks to rona0963 for this photo of swallows taken in Bayville, New Jersey. Check out all The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images, submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you — at my.nature.org. And don’t forget to enter your best nature images in our 2009 Nature Photo Contest!

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  1. I think it is a lovely shot and wouldn’t be upset if it appeared in my Valentines Day postings!!! soooooo cute!

  2. Robert, you have a winner here! Looks too perfect not to be staged, but of course, I don’t think it was staged. Yep, ‘twould make a fine Valentine!

  3. I have a photo I would like to submit. How do i send it in and do I have to give up ownership rights if I send it in?

    1. Martha, click on the last link in the post, the one for the photo contest — that page explains how to submit your image and what rights the Conservancy has over it when you do.

  4. This is a wondrful picture of two swallows. Good close up and they look so cute together.

  5. These two are adorable! Granted I very much enjoy looking at ALL bird photographs–but there is something about these two that makes me smile! I think it’s my Valentine card for this year! thanks for sharing with us

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