These photos were selected by National Geographic from National Geographic's Photo Community, 'Your Shot': Love Snap.
Here's a glimpse at the assignment instructions from the website:
'Welcome to the month of love.
Who do you love?
What do you love?
Where do you love to hide to get away from it all?
We tend to be casual about using this powerful word, so stop for a moment and consider what love actually means to you. Now is the time to turn words into images. Don’t tell us who or where or what makes your heart sing—show us.'
Take a look at other work by these photographers on 'Your Shot':