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April Bencze


Raised on the banks of the Campbell River, a coastal community on Vancouver Island, April is passionate about keeping an eye on the wild faces and places in her expansive backyard (the BC coast). She spends her time exploring the relationship between humans and wilderness via wildlife photography, conservation storytelling, and through writing and poetry. April’s love of diving (scuba, rebreather, freediving) led her to pick up a camera and take it 80ft underwater where her passion for photography was first sparked. Working with charismatic species such as coastal wolves and wild salmon, whether fins, fur, or feathers, April’s focus is on reconnecting people to the natural world photograph by photograph, word by word.

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Naturally Aware: April Bencze

Interview & article photo by Ross Bodenmann
Gallery photos by April Bencze
With stunning visuals and captivating words, April Bencze is reconnecting humans with the natural world. Her portfolio, Instagram following, and contributions...



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Black-Tailed Deer: Respecting our neighbours

Words by Angeline Seed
Photos by April Bencze
Upon moving to the Comox Valley at age seven, I developed a newfound appreciation and sense of amazement at the volume and diversity of wildlife in my new...



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Wild Neighbours

Words by Megan Adams
Photos by April Bencze
Sharing your community with wildlife.     A great thing about living in coastal British Columbia is the awareness that we inhabit...

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