A wildlife photographer proposed to his girlfriend after capturing this amazing image of flamingos flying a formation in the shape of a heart (picture below).
The stunning image was captured as Paul McKenzie and girlfriend Paveena were flying over Lake Logipi in Kenya.
Just days later Paul proposed - and he is now certain it acted as the inspiration for his marriage.
Irishman Paul said: "While standing in, walking through or flying over the shallow waters of these lakes, large concentrations of these flamingos will often miraculously take on familiar shapes."
"Sometimes these shapes seem to be sending cryptic messages. While flying with my girlfriend beside me, a huge concentration of flying flamingos below us magically took on the shape of a heart.
"It's hard to know whether this was a factor that led to my proposal of marriage a few days later which was accepted - but looking back, I think it probably was."
The couple met in 2001 on a diving boat in the Galapagos Island and it wasn't long before they got married.
Ever since they have travelled the world taking more snaps the beautiful birds.
In one, several of the brightly coloured birds appear to take the shape of a mushroom, while another shows the rough outline of a shark like creature.
Each one consists of up to a hundred thousand lesser flamingos, who descend on the soda lakes to feed on microscopic algae.
Paul added: "I have been privileged to spend many hours flying in a light aircraft, with doors removed on one side, over East Africa's soda lakes. Often, especially in the case of flying flamingos, these patterns will take shape for only the briefest of periods.
"Over the years I have learnt to be on the lookout for these shapes and have trained myself to shoot rapidly with my camera when they occur.
"It is not easy as the light aircraft that I shoot from is constantly been buffeted by wind turbulence, while I'm always conscious that only a loosely fastened seat belt is all that is preventing me from plummeting several hundred feet to the ground."