PHOTO: Austin swans get in formation just in time for Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air, and on the water, in Austin, Texas.

As the sun rises on the city of Austin, people run and cycle along the boardwalk over Lady Bird Lake while others fish nearby. With sunny skies, temperatures are expected to reach a high of 92 Monday, March 14, 2016. LAURA SKELDING/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

As the sun rises on the city of Austin, people run and cycle along the boardwalk over Lady Bird Lake while others fish nearby. With sunny skies, temperatures are expected to reach a high of 92 Monday, March 14, 2016. LAURA SKELDING/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Wendy Martinez emailed the American-Statesman a photo of a rare moment she captured while hiking near Lady Bird Lake Saturday afternoon. The picture shows two swans huddled together, with their necks forming a heart.

“We were so lucky to have run into the swans that day.  You never know where they are going to be!” Martinez said of the encounter. “Most mornings they can be found in front of the row club by Austin High.  I also pointed out to my daughter that for years one of the swans was alone and in just the last year he/she found a partner.  It is lovely to see them daily swimming around the lake!”

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Contributed to AMERICAN-STATESMAN by WENDY MARTINEZ

Check out a few ways to spend your Valetine’s Day in Austin here.

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