Sometimes you discover that images or photos that already exist on your device do not show up or display above your camera’s capture button when using Whatsapp’s My Status for you to easily select and add to your status.
This will require you to always capture new photos to set as your whatsapp status each and every time you use the feature.
The issue is from your phone’s screen positioning. Some tablet users whose device screen is set to portrait by default, but prefer to lock on to landscape view will always have this problem.
To fix the issue and have your images shown to you, just switch back to Portrait view then add your whatsapp status. Maybe later you can switch back to your preferred view.