It is fairly easy to photograph these guys at or near one of the nesting platforms that have been built for them in some places. I’ve found though that it’s an entirely different matter to try to catch them while they’re over the river making their living!
Here are a few shots I’ve taken so far, and by learning from them I hope to be able to get some really good ones as the summer goes by. These were taken yesterday of a pair while they were fishing on the Clark Fork river near my house. They are extremely fast, and true aerialists! (Good fishers too: their diet is 99% fish!)