In his book The Art of Happiness, the Dalai Lama says, “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” We know that love can come in all different forms, regardless of the day, but we’re especially cognizant of it with Valentine’s Day on the way.

Our “Look of Love” lightbox recognizes this with a focus on matters of the heart in photography and illustration. There are dozens of images to stoke your internal flame in the full collection — here are 14 of our favorites for February 14.

Beautiful Love Couple | Djomas

Flowers with Hearts | Incredible_movements

Watercolor Illustration of Young Couple in Love | Julia Henze


Zebras in Love | Bart Martens

Bears in Love Listening to the Heart | veron_ice

Woman and Man's Hands Showing Heart Shape | Syda Productions

Young Kissing Couple in Love | solominviktor


Loving Senior Couple | Stanislav Tiplyashin

Two Autumn Leaves with Heart | Ian 2010

Close-Up of Young Couple Holding Hands | Augustino

Abstract Magnet Attracting Love Hearts | Siarhei Tolak

Couple Looking Lovingly at Each Other | Everett Collection 

Keep your heart aflame with more images in the full “Look of Love” gallery »