Photography

Polar bears in wildflowers photographed by Martin Gregus Jr. (Submitted photo)

Bears of Summer spread in National Geographic a dream come true for Surrey photographer

Martin Gregus Jr. won prestigious wildlife photographer award in 2021

 

Lisa Vandenbiggelaar recently snapped this shot at Muench Bar, a section of beach along the waterfront at Derby Reach Regional Park in North Langley. It offers an unencumbered view of the Fraser River. It’s located just east of Grants Landing and accessed by trail off Allard Crescent. Watch for the plow. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Nov 22, 2022

 

Derek Doubleday Arboretum is one of Sarah Vandergugten’s favourite places to walk. “We often stop at the Afghanistan Memorial. The 2022 Silver Cross Mother is Candy Greff. Her son, Master Corporal Byron Greff of the Princess Patricia Light Infantry was the last of 158 Canadian soldiers to die in Afghanistan. It’s good to remember,” she said. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Nov 21, 2022

 

Denise Decloux was captivated by the fall colours as they take over Sendall Gardens, a park on 50th Avenue in Langley City. “It’s most definitely a hidden gem – so peaceful and beautiful,” she shared. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Nov 19, 2022
Denise Decloux was captivated by the fall colours as they take over Sendall Gardens, a park on 50th Avenue in Langley City. “It’s most definitely a hidden gem – so peaceful and beautiful,” she shared. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Trudy DeVries recently captured a picture of a beaver frolicking in the waterlogged grass in the backyard of her Langley City townhouse. “This was the first time that I have seen a beaver crossing the yards,” she shared. “They have shown their handy work close by in the Nicomekl Floodplain, but have not been seen at work yet.” (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Nov 19, 2022
Trudy DeVries recently captured a picture of a beaver frolicking in the waterlogged grass in the backyard of her Langley City townhouse. “This was the first time that I have seen a beaver crossing the yards,” she shared. “They have shown their handy work close by in the Nicomekl Floodplain, but have not been seen at work yet.” (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Tracey Lane of Fort Langley captured this brilliant red Remembrance Day morning sunrise along the Fraser River. “No filter needed on this beautiful morning,” she noted. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Nov 17, 2022
Tracey Lane of Fort Langley captured this brilliant red Remembrance Day morning sunrise along the Fraser River. “No filter needed on this beautiful morning,” she noted. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Regular Through Your Lens contributor Wout Brouwer shared this photo of a CN Rail train heading through Fort Langley recently. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Nov 11, 2022
Regular Through Your Lens contributor Wout Brouwer shared this photo of a CN Rail train heading through Fort Langley recently. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Wout Brouwer visited the Fort Langley Farmers Market on a recent Saturday morning, and was impressed with the variety of mushrooms available. The market runs Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Andrew’s historic chapel on Glover Road every Saturday until Dec. 17. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Oct 30, 2022
Wout Brouwer visited the Fort Langley Farmers Market on a recent Saturday morning, and was impressed with the variety of mushrooms available. The market runs Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Andrew’s historic chapel on Glover Road every Saturday until Dec. 17. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Cora Goodyear capture this picture of a blue heron in flight over the Fraser River while visiting Derby Reach Regional Park earlier this month. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Oct 24, 2022
Langley’s Cora Goodyear capture this picture of a blue heron in flight over the Fraser River while visiting Derby Reach Regional Park earlier this month. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Veronique Kolisnyk was able to get an upclose picture of this northern flicker visiting her Walnut Grove backyard recently. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Oct 23, 2022
Veronique Kolisnyk was able to get an upclose picture of this northern flicker visiting her Walnut Grove backyard recently. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Roberta Housani shared a few pictures she took recently of the Fort Langley Canoe Club dock, as the sun rose, the fog lifted, and paddlers prepared for race day on the Bedford Channel. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Oct 17, 2022
Roberta Housani shared a few pictures she took recently of the Fort Langley Canoe Club dock, as the sun rose, the fog lifted, and paddlers prepared for race day on the Bedford Channel. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Cora Goodyear snapped this photo of a helicopter and crew working in the cranberry bogs off Allard Crescent west of Fort Langley recently. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Oct 10, 2022
Cora Goodyear snapped this photo of a helicopter and crew working in the cranberry bogs off Allard Crescent west of Fort Langley recently. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley City’s Kathleen Hahn came across a big group of visitors to Brydon Lagoon in late September. The geese have descended upon Brydon Lagoon. What an amazing sight. “Mostly Cackling geese so it could get a lot busier, and louder when the Canada Geese arrive.”

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  • Sep 30, 2022
Langley City’s Kathleen Hahn came across a big group of visitors to Brydon Lagoon in late September. The geese have descended upon Brydon Lagoon. What an amazing sight. “Mostly Cackling geese so it could get a lot busier, and louder when the Canada Geese arrive.”
Chelsey Sloan recently captured this poignant moment between momma and babe. She spotted the deer in her backyard, near 208th Street and Fraser Highway. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Sep 27, 2022
Chelsey Sloan recently captured this poignant moment between momma and babe. She spotted the deer in her backyard, near 208th Street and Fraser Highway. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
It won't be too long before these iconic birds are flying south. But for now, during a rather warm September, they're still enjoying all the glorious splendour offered in Fort Langley and out on the Fraser River. (Martin Helmus/Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Sep 21, 2022
It won't be too long before these iconic birds are flying south. But for now, during a rather warm September, they're still enjoying all the glorious splendour offered in Fort Langley and out on the Fraser River. (Martin Helmus/Special to Langley Advance Times)
FILE - Luke DeGroote holds a Tennessee warbler for a closeup after getting caught in a long net at the Powdermill Avian Research center on May 8, 2018, near Rector, Pa. A new online atlas of bird migration, published on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, draws from an unprecedented number of scientific and community data sources to illustrate the routes of about 450 bird species in the Americas. (Darrell Sapp/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File)

New atlas of bird migration shows extraordinary journeys

Online collection illustrates the routes of about 450 bird species in the Americas

FILE - Luke DeGroote holds a Tennessee warbler for a closeup after getting caught in a long net at the Powdermill Avian Research center on May 8, 2018, near Rector, Pa. A new online atlas of bird migration, published on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, draws from an unprecedented number of scientific and community data sources to illustrate the routes of about 450 bird species in the Americas. (Darrell Sapp/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File)
Kathy Branco recently captured this summer sunset in Fort Langley, the tracks and sun rays running almost parallel. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Sep 14, 2022
Kathy Branco recently captured this summer sunset in Fort Langley, the tracks and sun rays running almost parallel. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Furry visitor to a Langley City garden in mid-August. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

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  • Sep 5, 2022
Furry visitor to a Langley City garden in mid-August. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Walnut Grove’s Martin Helmus took in one of the recent Thursday night concerts at Willoughby Community Park. The Township of Langley returned this summer with its Summer Festival Series, featuring a variety of different live music genres each week in the park. The evening concerts kicked off in early July and carried right through August. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Aug 31, 2022
Walnut Grove’s Martin Helmus took in one of the recent Thursday night concerts at Willoughby Community Park. The Township of Langley returned this summer with its Summer Festival Series, featuring a variety of different live music genres each week in the park. The evening concerts kicked off in early July and carried right through August. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Bruce Thomson snapped a shot of what he calls a summer hummer. The hummingbird was spotted outside his Brookswood home recently. “Could be the flowers, or the sunshine, or maybe even all the fresh country air out here. But smiling hummers are everywhere in Langley these days.” (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Aug 26, 2022
Bruce Thomson snapped a shot of what he calls a summer hummer. The hummingbird was spotted outside his Brookswood home recently. “Could be the flowers, or the sunshine, or maybe even all the fresh country air out here. But smiling hummers are everywhere in Langley these days.” (Special to Langley Advance Times)