I am wondering if anyone knows if there is arcpy functionality available (or can be coded easily) in ArcGIS 10.3 to replicate the select visible rasters command when right clicking on a Mosaic Dataset Footprint in the table of contents in an ArcMap session.
When using MakeMosaicLayer_management, you can use the "lock_rasterid" property
"(Optional) Choose the Raster ID or raster name to which the service should be locked and that only the specified rasters are displayed. If left undefined, it will be similar to system default. Multiple IDs can be defined as a semicolon-delimited list."
Link to article: ArcGIS Desktop