Ancient Spirit of the North: The Mighty Caribou.
The reverse image by Canadian artist Trevor Tennant features a male and a female caribou standing together on the grassy bank of a broad river. In the foreground, the large male is viewed in profile from its left side. It stands with its front left leg lifted as though to dig at the lichen lining the rocky shore. Its powerful neck and large head are lowered slightly as it seems to sniff the air. The massive rack of antlers atop its head is presented to stunning effect, providing an interesting side view of the structure with its shovel-like front tines and sharp multi-pointed rear tines rising high above the back of its head. Beside the male and behind him, from the viewer’s perspective, stands a female. She, too, is viewed in profile from her left side. Her body is mostly hidden behind that of her companion but her large, graceful head and substantial rack of antlers rise through the centre of the image. In the background, a wide, choppy river flows toward the horizon, bisected in the far background by an island. In the distant background rise foothills that give way to jagged mountains. Low clouds dot the sky above the mountains.