photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Vitit Kantabutra | profile | all galleries >> Pocatello, Idaho tree view | thumbnails | slideshow | map

Pocatello, Idaho

Welcome to beautiful Pocatello, Idaho, home of Idaho State University, where I serve on the Computer Science faculty in the College of Engineering. The photos are for viewing only, but you are quite welcome to send links to the photos anywhere in the universe, or make direct links to the photos! I shuffle the images once in a while, so if you wonder where your favorite image went, please try searching for it. Currently the images (except a few most recent ones) are shown in random order. Comments are appreciated, but sometimes I may not see them for a long time. Thanks for visiting!

For pictures of places near Pocatello such as Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Arches National Parks, City of Rocks National Reserve, Lava Hot Springs, Soda Springs, Great Salt Lake, and Massacre Rocks State Park, see this gallery.

Please note that clicking on the thumbnails gives you a larger version of the photo. Once the larger photo is visible, you can further select various display sizes by clicking on the appropriate word underneath the photo.

I have 6 prints on permanent display at the Pocatello Regional Airport, so you might want to look for them in case you plan on air travel!

If you are interested in purchasing a print or otherwise using a photograph, please contact me at vkantabu@computer.org or (208) 251-4368. Some photos may not be printable or saleable. Thanks.

AIR AND MERCURY POLLUTION ALERT!! Being situated in a valley, the Pocatello area does have a tendency to have air pollution problems. In recent years (except this exceptionally dry winter season), the air has been cleaner. But all of a sudden Power County next door is planning to put a Coal-Burning Power Plant at the old FMC site!! See article at http://www.journalnet.com/articles/2005/03/10/opinion/opinion01.txt

Many people don't believe that these so-called "clean" coal-burning plants are nearly as clean as their advocates are claiming. And even if they are relatively clean, please note that many of us Bannock County residents believe that we are already at our limit of tolerance when it comes to air pollution! Such air pollution as shown in a photo of mine in this gallery (see http://www.pbase.com/vkantabu/image/40660709) is believed to cause nasty sinus infections in many of us that last for weeks, sometimes months, each year! Please, we need the air to be cleaner, not dirtier!! Please read this article I just found on Oct 14, 2005 ... http://webcenter.health.webmd.netscape.com/content/Article/113/110585.htm?pagenumber=1

NEW ARTICLE FROM MY ALMA MATER, THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY I usually don't bother to read The Johns Hopkins Magazine, but tonight I picked it up and saw an eye-catching title, "Bad Air Days Cause Increase in Hospital Admissions." Well, of course, I thought. Isn't that an obvious result? But when I read it, it turned out to be another surprising discovery by a Hopkins faculty. Quoting the article, "RESEARCHERS WERE SURPRISED AT HOW RAPIDLY INCREASES IN HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS FOLLOWED INCREASES IN AIR POLLUTION LEVELS." .... "The researchers calculated that in 2002, there were 11,000 additional hospitalizations associated with 10 micrograms per cubic meter increase in PM2.5."


Mercury pollution is also a well-documented problem stemming from coal-burning power plants. Mercury pollution can cause autism in children, among other serious health problems.

I am an associate professor of computer science and electrical engineering at Idaho State University. Please see my academic Web site at http://idahostate.academia.edu/VititKantabutra.
Back East (meaning in the Eastern United States) they say that if you have an interest other than academia, then you must keep it more or less a secret. It's just not in my nature to play by rules that don't make sense, and that's why I'm out here in Wild Idaho!

NEWS September 20, 2009. Just expanded my photo collection at flickr! Please see them at http://www.flickr.com/photos/96517640@N00/


NEWS Friday, Sep 28, 2007: I started a Pocatello photo blog at http://pocatellophotoblog.blogspot.com/ Some photos are also in this gallery, but some may not be.

I also have some photos of Pocatello at Webshots and some more (along with those by other photographers) at Trekearth.com and also at Flickr.com. Speaking of Trekearth, all my photos there can be found here.

Also see my photos on Google. For example: http://picasaweb.google.com/vkantabu/RescueOnChinesePeak# and http://picasaweb.google.com/vkantabu/NWFEntries200902#
If you are interested in seeing how things looked in the mountains just east of Pocatello back in the 1970's and 80's, see http://pbase.com/vkantabu/fromdebbiebrooks

Here is a link to historical photos of Bannock County at ISU's library, made available by Karen Kearns: http://idahodocs.cdmhost.com/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=/p2003coll1&CISOSTART=1,1 (Unfortunately, Karen Kearns passed away in 2012, still in her 40's.)

By the way, the blue background of these pages is actually Pocatello's sky color sampled from a photograph I took on a clear day.
previous pagepages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 ALL next page
Parade of Kids on ISU Campus IMG_0921.jpg
Parade of Kids on ISU Campus IMG_0921.jpg
Christmas Day Scene Pocatello PC250150.jpg
Christmas Day Scene Pocatello PC250150.jpg
Save City Creek City Council Meeting DSCF0129.JPG
Save City Creek City Council Meeting DSCF0129.JPG
Hootowl Road, Bannock County, near Pocatello, Idaho
Hootowl Road, Bannock County, near Pocatello, Idaho
rodeo 2007 _DSC0273.jpg
rodeo 2007 _DSC0273.jpg
International Night Flag Bearers _DSC1675.jpg
International Night Flag Bearers _DSC1675.jpg
Camelback Mountain DSCF0014.jpg
Camelback Mountain DSCF0014.jpg
Cooking at Idaho State University's Pond Student Union DSC_2564.jpg
Cooking at Idaho State University's Pond Student Union DSC_2564.jpg
Arrowleaf Balsamroot Pocatello Idaho May 2013 028.JPG
Arrowleaf Balsamroot Pocatello Idaho May 2013 028.JPG
ISU Dance _DSC8942.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC8942.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7979.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7979.jpg
Christmas Day Scene: Buckskin Road Rock and Tree P1040256.jpg
Christmas Day Scene: Buckskin Road Rock and Tree P1040256.jpg
View from our Home IMG_1904.jpg
View from our Home IMG_1904.jpg
A Conversation with Elena Velasquez _DSC0109.jpg
A Conversation with Elena Velasquez _DSC0109.jpg
International Night 2011 flag bearers _DSC1667.jpg
International Night 2011 flag bearers _DSC1667.jpg
Trimmers flowers P1050420.jpg
Trimmers flowers P1050420.jpg
Making Ice Cream at Cold Stone Creamery Pocatello DSCN6398.JPG
Making Ice Cream at Cold Stone Creamery Pocatello DSCN6398.JPG
Pocatello Co-op _DSC0375.jpg
Pocatello Co-op _DSC0375.jpg
Idaho State University College of Engineering with the Bent P8290122.jpg
Idaho State University College of Engineering with the Bent P8290122.jpg
droopy ones forgot name DSCN1936.jpg
droopy ones forgot name DSCN1936.jpg
tiger swallowtail butterfly DSCF0157.JPG
tiger swallowtail butterfly DSCF0157.JPG
Fox Squirrel licking Ice Cream, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Fox Squirrel licking Ice Cream, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Scene from Red Hill IMG_1791.JPG
Scene from Red Hill IMG_1791.JPG
Autumn leaves (aspen) Nikon Coolpix 040.jpg
Autumn leaves (aspen) Nikon Coolpix 040.jpg
Magical Spot DSC_0061.jpg
Magical Spot DSC_0061.jpg
Jack Lemley _DSC0380.jpg
Jack Lemley _DSC0380.jpg
Diana Livingston Friedley, as the Soprano Soloist in a Performance of the Complete Version of Händels Messiah _DSC0593.jpg
Diana Livingston Friedley, as the Soprano Soloist in a Performance of the Complete Version of Händels Messiah _DSC0593.jpg
Local Radio-Controlled Aerobatic Flight _DSC6414.jpg
Local Radio-Controlled Aerobatic Flight _DSC6414.jpg
Miguel C _DSC0138.jpg
Miguel C _DSC0138.jpg
ISU butterfly DSCN6100.JPG
ISU butterfly DSCN6100.JPG
MLK Day March 2007 _DSC0115.JPG
MLK Day March 2007 _DSC0115.JPG
Buckskin Autumn Scene DSC_6680.JPG
Buckskin Autumn Scene DSC_6680.JPG
ISU Japanese Club DSCN6069.JPG
ISU Japanese Club DSCN6069.JPG
Jackson-Bosworth Bigelow Award Handshake _DSC0152.jpg
Jackson-Bosworth Bigelow Award Handshake _DSC0152.jpg
iPhone squirrel ISU IMG_1840.jpg
iPhone squirrel ISU IMG_1840.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9464.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9464.jpg
Fort Hall Replica P1020198.jpg
Fort Hall Replica P1020198.jpg
ISU Parking Lot Tree DSCF5244.jpg
ISU Parking Lot Tree DSCF5244.jpg
Red Squirrel _DSC1077.jpg
Red Squirrel _DSC1077.jpg
ISU Football DSCF0023.JPG
ISU Football DSCF0023.JPG
butterweed DSCN1927.jpg
butterweed DSCN1927.jpg
I15 to Inkom DSCN0567.jpg
I15 to Inkom DSCN0567.jpg
Mike Ramshaw Hidayatollah Ahsan Steve Miller and Moses Okeyo at senior project presentation DSCF0010.JPG
Mike Ramshaw Hidayatollah Ahsan Steve Miller and Moses Okeyo at senior project presentation DSCF0010.JPG
first day of school at ISU P1030952.jpg
first day of school at ISU P1030952.jpg
Cameroon Dance at Africa Night 2013 at ISU 077.jpg
Cameroon Dance at Africa Night 2013 at ISU 077.jpg
international night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1690.jpg
international night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1690.jpg
music man _DSC0239.jpg
music man _DSC0239.jpg
Fall Foliage on City Creek Trail in Pocatello _DSC1929.jpg
Fall Foliage on City Creek Trail in Pocatello _DSC1929.jpg
Georgian Display at ISU International NIght 2008 _DSC0664.jpg
Georgian Display at ISU International NIght 2008 _DSC0664.jpg
roses near campus Catholic church DSCN5332.jpg
roses near campus Catholic church DSCN5332.jpg
previous pagepages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 ALL next page