Osa Squaring off with Three Elephants

After scouting out the animals, Osa slipped into her dual roles of stuntman and bodyguard. Here Osa faces, then chases away three elephants. On another occasion, a similar situation turned extremely dangerous and a charging elephant had to be brought down during a film shoot. It was the only elephant Martin or Osa ever shot in Africa and Osa waited so long hoping to avoid this action that when the animal fell, it crushed Martin's camera and tripod.

Osa Squaring off with Three Elephants