These animals show us that love really is all around. Have a look at these magical moments that capture love in the animal kingdom.

Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal.

– Alfred A Montapert

2 StripedZebraAffection-Romi Boom-Feb2014

Striped affection: “Black or White, the footprints left in the dirt are the same.” – Sam Clark. Picture by Romi Boom

3 DancingSquirrels-Mems Carim-Feb2014

Dance like no one’s watching: “I’ll love you, dear, I’ll love you till China and Africa meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the salmon sing in the street.” – WH Auden. Picture by Mems Carim

4 Sea otters hold hand

I wanna hold your hand: “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn. Sea otters hold hands whilst sleeping so that they do not drift away from each other.

6 PenguinKiss-Lauren Geldenhuys-Feb2014

Penguin kiss: “Stolen kisses are always sweetest.” – Leigh Hunt. Picture by Lauren Geldenhuys

7 AddoElephantsTouch-Mario Moreno-Feb2014

Elephant Touch: “Touch seems to be as essential as sunlight.” – Diane Ackerman. Elephants interact with one another in the Addo Elephant National Park. Picture by Mario Moreno

8 RhinoLove-IstockImagery-Feb2014

Rhino love: “Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi. Picture by iStock

9 HyenaWhispers-Alison Gillit-Feb2014

Sweet whisperings: “The first duty of love is to listen.” – Paul Tillich. Picture by Alison Gillitt

10 Giraffes-in-love

Love expressions: “Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.” – Voltaire. Picture source:

11 LionKisses-ChadCocking-Feb2014

Love is all around: “In every living thing there is the desire for love.” – DH Lawrence. Picture by Chad Cocking