A male sand lizard, perched on top of a plant, catches the eye of a female with a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
After she carefully climbs up the plant to reach him, she accepts his gift and the pair form an almost perfect heart shape.
Say it with flowers: The male lizard appears to be wooing his potential mate with a bunch of flowers
The romantic drama was captured by keen photographer Alexey Tymoshenko.
'I took these pictures in the back of my parents house in Ukraine. I've been visiting there ever since I left home,' Alexey, 19, said.
'When I was a child one of my favourite things I used to do was play in the garden and watch the lizards.
'For many years I've learnt their behaviour - if you're friendly with them they are friendly with you because they get used to you and your hands very soon.
My hero: The female loses her balance and falls, only for her suitor to reach out and gently carry her to safety
'But I never thought they could be so passionate and helpful to each other. It was amazing watching one drop and the male dive to catch her.
'And I was especially surprised by the scene with the flower - I'm not a specialist and don't know what it means but it really looked like one lizard is proposing.'
The bride and groom: The happy couple are all smiles as they pose for photographer Alexey Tymoshenko
He added: 'I like to photograph nature, especially animals as they don't pose so you can photograph them as they are.'
Sand lizards spend a lot of time buried just below the surface of the sand, although they also enjoy basking in sunshine.