Photography

Colleen Wilson, otherwise known as The Crowtographer, adds some photos to her collection one day after work recently down at Robert Ostler Park. Wilson has garnered over 11,000 followers on Instagram and over 21,000 on Facebook by sharing her hobby online. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

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Colleen Wilson, otherwise known as The Crowtographer, adds some photos to her collection one day after work recently down at Robert Ostler Park. Wilson has garnered over 11,000 followers on Instagram and over 21,000 on Facebook by sharing her hobby online. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
With a real focus on capturing the beauty of local nature, Kalyn Konings shares a variety of pictures taken in and around Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

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  • Apr 4, 2021
With a real focus on capturing the beauty of local nature, Kalyn Konings shares a variety of pictures taken in and around Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
Yvette Harrington was particularly impressed with these cotton clouds looming over Pitt River recently, grabbing her camera so she could share the inspiring sight. (Special to The News)

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  • Apr 4, 2021
Yvette Harrington was particularly impressed with these cotton clouds looming over Pitt River recently, grabbing her camera so she could share the inspiring sight. (Special to The News)
Joyce Meston of Maple Ridge is a regular to Golden Ears Provincial Park and one of her favourite spots inside the park is Mike Lake. While more and more people are discovering this area of the park, including a 6.4-mile looping trail, it is still relatively unknown compared to Alouette Lake. (Special to The News)

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  • Apr 4, 2021
Joyce Meston of Maple Ridge is a regular to Golden Ears Provincial Park and one of her favourite spots inside the park is Mike Lake. While more and more people are discovering this area of the park, including a 6.4-mile looping trail, it is still relatively unknown compared to Alouette Lake. (Special to The News)
Tatum Bergen is a 21-year-old Maple Ridge photographer. As a fourth year international development university student, Bergen said the Pitt Meadows - Maple Ridge area has become her new place to travel and explore during the pandemic. "For young people such as myself, the pandemic has brought a lot of uncertainty in a time in our lives when we are making some of our lives’ biggest decisions. This area of Pitt Lake has become my refuge, providing me with space to think without four walls. It is here that I come to remember the beauty of life, to pray, and to even study from my car." This photo was taken at the Pitt Lake boat launch. (Special to The News)

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  • Apr 4, 2021
Tatum Bergen is a 21-year-old Maple Ridge photographer. As a fourth year international development university student, Bergen said the Pitt Meadows - Maple Ridge area has become her new place to travel and explore during the pandemic. "For young people such as myself, the pandemic has brought a lot of uncertainty in a time in our lives when we are making some of our lives’ biggest decisions. This area of Pitt Lake has become my refuge, providing me with space to think without four walls. It is here that I come to remember the beauty of life, to pray, and to even study from my car." This photo was taken at the Pitt Lake boat launch. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge’s Rosalind Moonias loves exploring what she calls “this beautiful world” around her. That includes visits to Golden Ears Provincial Park and Jerry Sulina Park. “I take pictures all the time,” she said. (Special to The News)

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  • Apr 4, 2021
Maple Ridge’s Rosalind Moonias loves exploring what she calls “this beautiful world” around her. That includes visits to Golden Ears Provincial Park and Jerry Sulina Park. “I take pictures all the time,” she said. (Special to The News)
Regular contributor Lucie Anglehart, of Pitt Meadows, shared a few pictures of nature in Pitt Meadows – specifically some fine feathered friends, including a male belted kingfisher caught perching on along the Fraser River, just south of Baynes Road. She shared a few other bird pictures as well, including one of a common merganser and juvenile blue heron. (Special to The News)

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  • Apr 4, 2021
Regular contributor Lucie Anglehart, of Pitt Meadows, shared a few pictures of nature in Pitt Meadows – specifically some fine feathered friends, including a male belted kingfisher caught perching on along the Fraser River, just south of Baynes Road. She shared a few other bird pictures as well, including one of a common merganser and juvenile blue heron. (Special to The News)
Martin Saunders shared this picture of the Fraser River and the wharf at Emmeline Mohun Park, a neighbourhood park off Wharf Street in the Lower Hammond area of Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

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  • Apr 4, 2021
Martin Saunders shared this picture of the Fraser River and the wharf at Emmeline Mohun Park, a neighbourhood park off Wharf Street in the Lower Hammond area of Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Silver Valley residents Bill and Sherri Kennedy captured this picture last week looking out to the west where they can see a spectacular view of the blueberry farms in the Pitt Polder area, with Burke Mountain in Coquitlam and Simon Fraser University off in the horizon. (Special to The News)

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  • Mar 29, 2021
Silver Valley residents Bill and Sherri Kennedy captured this picture last week looking out to the west where they can see a spectacular view of the blueberry farms in the Pitt Polder area, with Burke Mountain in Coquitlam and Simon Fraser University off in the horizon. (Special to The News)
Lori Morrison captured this recent sunset picture from a vantage point in Maple Ridge that makes it appear as if the sky is on fire. (Special to The News)

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  • Mar 28, 2021
Lori Morrison captured this recent sunset picture from a vantage point in Maple Ridge that makes it appear as if the sky is on fire. (Special to The News)
Noella Nehaj captured this picture of a breathtaking sunset over the Fraser River, as seen from Kanaka Creek Regional Park. (Special to The News)

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  • Mar 27, 2021
Noella Nehaj captured this picture of a breathtaking sunset over the Fraser River, as seen from Kanaka Creek Regional Park. (Special to The News)
While LaRae Chidlow took this picture at Kanaka Creek Regional Park more than five years ago, it continues to be one of her favourite pictures and one of her favourite spots. (Special to The News)

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  • Mar 25, 2021
While LaRae Chidlow took this picture at Kanaka Creek Regional Park more than five years ago, it continues to be one of her favourite pictures and one of her favourite spots. (Special to The News)
Whether walking or cycling along the local roadways, trails or dikes, there are some stunning vistas to behold, said Lia Verker, who captured this recent picture along the Alouette River, with Mount Baker in the background. Send us your photo showing how you view this community, email to: news@mapleridgenews.com. (Special to The News)

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  • Mar 24, 2021
Whether walking or cycling along the local roadways, trails or dikes, there are some stunning vistas to behold, said Lia Verker, who captured this recent picture along the Alouette River, with Mount Baker in the background. Send us your photo showing how you view this community, email to: news@mapleridgenews.com. (Special to The News)
Kathy McMeeking shared this picture of moss-covered tree found around the Gold Creek campsite in Golden Ears Provincial Park. (Special to The News)

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  • Mar 22, 2021
Kathy McMeeking shared this picture of moss-covered tree found around the Gold Creek campsite in Golden Ears Provincial Park. (Special to The News)
Elena Tkatchouk shared this picture taken recently along the dikes in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

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  • Mar 21, 2021
Elena Tkatchouk shared this picture taken recently along the dikes in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
Joseph Hayward shares a shot of the Golden Ears Bridge from Osprey Village in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

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  • Mar 20, 2021
Joseph Hayward shares a shot of the Golden Ears Bridge from Osprey Village in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
Nature photographer Linda Benz shared a wide range of wildlife and landscape shots from in and around Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. "The amazing landscape, wildlife diversity... to me, as a wildlife photographer,  this is Maple Ridge and 's....he' has so much to offer. Off the beaten path.. lush, gorgeous, mountain views to the north, full of life. An untouched world, seen by only those who dare to explore." Forty minutes from Vancouver B.C... This is what she finds: Gorgeous, plump, healthy coyotes; a thriving and growing resident bald eagle population; tiny American kestrels (the smallest of the falcon family); a diverse selection of owls (including a Northern Hawk owl); and so much more. “We are truly blessed to live a mere 10 minutes from such a marvelous display of life beyond ourselves… and as spring approaches, ‘she’ slowly awakens. Welcome ‘her’ with love and respect,” said Benz.  (Special to The News)

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  • Mar 19, 2021
Nature photographer Linda Benz shared a wide range of wildlife and landscape shots from in and around Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. "The amazing landscape, wildlife diversity... to me, as a wildlife photographer,  this is Maple Ridge and 's....he' has so much to offer. Off the beaten path.. lush, gorgeous, mountain views to the north, full of life. An untouched world, seen by only those who dare to explore." Forty minutes from Vancouver B.C... This is what she finds: Gorgeous, plump, healthy coyotes; a thriving and growing resident bald eagle population; tiny American kestrels (the smallest of the falcon family); a diverse selection of owls (including a Northern Hawk owl); and so much more. “We are truly blessed to live a mere 10 minutes from such a marvelous display of life beyond ourselves… and as spring approaches, ‘she’ slowly awakens. Welcome ‘her’ with love and respect,” said Benz.  (Special to The News)
Sting photographed by Kevin Statham at GM Place (now Rogers Arena) in Vancouver in July 2000.

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Sting photographed by Kevin Statham at GM Place (now Rogers Arena) in Vancouver in July 2000.
Taz Rah recently walked through the Thornhill area trails and captured these images in the fog. “Guess you can say I like trees,” Rah said. (Special to The News)

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  • Mar 15, 2021
Taz Rah recently walked through the Thornhill area trails and captured these images in the fog. “Guess you can say I like trees,” Rah said. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge’s Hiro Ohashi shares images of the area mountain range, with a local cranberry farm in the foreground. “I really love this place,” Ohashi said. (Special to The News)

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  • Mar 14, 2021
Maple Ridge’s Hiro Ohashi shares images of the area mountain range, with a local cranberry farm in the foreground. “I really love this place,” Ohashi said. (Special to The News)