Hoaxes and Urban Legends: Heart River picture, North Dakota
A picture of an idyllic landscape, with a river and islands in the shape of a heart is showing up on various forums, social network postings and private websites. While there is a Heart River in North Dakota, there appears to be no other picture or map evidence of any heart shaped island along this river. The landscape shown doesn't much look like North Dakota. The picture most likely is a photoshopped image from a totally different location.
This thread on the snopes.com forum could not find any evidence for the picture being real, however they managed to find it listed in a collection of photoshopped digital art.
UPDATE: Ricardo Nuno Silva managed to track down the creator of that digital image (which it is):
The image is not a real photo. It was created for Energie AG by Andreas Fitzner and Sabine Wehinger from the Vienna Paint digital studio.
See the HD image > goo.gl/koAhO
Source > viennapaint.com/work/archive.php (see: 3D > Photo 14)
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Heart River picture, North Dakota
Did You Know ?
The Heart River is a tributary of the Missouri River, approximately 180 mi (290 km) long, in western North Dakota in the United States