Oil on diabond panel
Winner of Hidden World Category at the 2017 David Shepherd ‘Wildlife Artist of the Year Awards’ in the Mall Galleries, London.
Judges Comments: A beautifully textural image that gives glimpses into the life and habitat of a rare species.
To find out more please visit https://davidshepherd.org/news/way2017winners
The okapi (Okapia johnstoni) is a giraffid artiodactyl mammal native to the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa. Although the okapi bears striped markings reminiscent of zebras, it is most closely related to the giraffe. The okapi and the giraffe are the only living members of the family Giraffidae.