Migration Paths- Golden Plover and Porcupine Caribou

M Boardman Illustration

Migration Paths- Golden Plover and Porcupine Caribou

watercolor on paper

25X21″  $1500

It wasn’t very long into my time at the Canning River Camp that we started seeing caribou, first a few at a time, then more as the days progressed. I recall crossing the river channel by camp on the way to survey, and we came across several caribou on the opposite bank. I madly began snapping photos, then saw a Black-bellied Plover at their feet. Being the bird nerd I am, I went back and forth between the caribou and the plover. I started thinking about the journeys both creatures took to get to the coastal plain, and the idea for this painting materialized.