I'm looking for a poster quality image of an okapi in a natural environment (or one that can be easily adapted to look natural). I've looked at the images already available and have one picked out that I could use (17511839–with a lot of Photoshop work), but that I'm not really happy with. I'm wondering if any photographers out there have access to anything better. Will be buying extended print license and need the highest resolution available.
I would prefer to see most of the animal and not a back view. Feeding from trees or standing in profile with a natural background would be best. Would like to have good enough lighting that the white stripes look white. Can be a close up but needs some room around the animal for framing. I have to add to the picture I listed above on one side to get it properly centered in the frame.
No need to post links to already available images. I've already looked at them. Thanks!
The other okapi image that I'm considering is 959534, but I would need to completely cut this one out and put it on a different background because it is oriented wrong and the background isn't even close to natural. Also, the okapi is in the shade and his white stripes don't look white.
I have submitted my photos for approval. It will take a 127 hours for approval according to the status shown during submission. The picture has a natural background and is a full profile shot. Will let you know when it has been approved. I also have a couple of others I included you might like.