This bronze sculpture of caribous crossing a river, which some think is oddly titled "Seal River Crossing", can be seen outside the Richardson Building, with the Canwest Building in the background in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba. This work stands at the corner of Portage Avenue and Main Street, and is 29 feet long. It represents 11 caribou fighting their way to cross a turbulent river. The struggle and the determination can be seen on the caribous' faces and in their strong bodies as they battle against the water and try to make it to the other side.
It was commissioned James Richardson and Sons Ltd, to stand outside their tall building in downtown Winnipeg as it was the 150th anniversary of the beginning of their business. There were five editions made of this sculpture and four out of the five of the editions have been sold - one is still available for purchase.
Caribou are a wild form of reindeer and in North America they can be found across Alaska and Canada and in the Northern United States. They are a migratory animal and so would cross many rivers like the one depicted in this sculpture.
The Richardson Building has been a prominent building on the Winnipeg skyline for decades and it is easily recognizable from the air and from down below.
Bronze sculpture of caribous crossing a river, titled "Seal River Crossing" outside the Richardson Building with the Canwest Place building in the background, City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/8.0, exposure time of 1/400 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 14mm.
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