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Pocatello, Idaho

Welcome to beautiful Pocatello, Idaho, home of Idaho State University, where I serve on the Electrical Engineering faculty in the College of Science and 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. 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.
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Autumn 2008 _DSC9648.jpg
Autumn 2008 _DSC9648.jpg
Buckskin Autumn 2005 DSCF0001.jpg
Buckskin Autumn 2005 DSCF0001.jpg
Autumn at Home _DSC9865.jpg
Autumn at Home _DSC9865.jpg
International Night Hosts 2012 _DSC7971.jpg
International Night Hosts 2012 _DSC7971.jpg
Schöner Roß _DSC6443.jpg
Schöner Roß _DSC6443.jpg
rose non-native _DSC5419.jpg
rose non-native _DSC5419.jpg
International Night 2011 Liu Shi-Wei _DSC1649.jpg
International Night 2011 Liu Shi-Wei _DSC1649.jpg
Tiger Swallowtail taken with Panasonic Camera P1000036.jpg
Tiger Swallowtail taken with Panasonic Camera P1000036.jpg
West Buckskin Road from hill behind our Office Home DSCF0087.JPG
West Buckskin Road from hill behind our Office Home DSCF0087.JPG
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DSC_0160.jpg
ISU Dance Faculty _DSC5963.jpg
ISU Dance Faculty _DSC5963.jpg
ISU College of Engineering P8270424.jpg
ISU College of Engineering P8270424.jpg
DSCF0165 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0165 Flag Carrier.jpg
East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mountain P1010491.jpg
East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mountain P1010491.jpg
Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1208.jpg
Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1208.jpg
ISU Interim President Gallagher meeting with Faculty Senators DSC_6931.jpg
ISU Interim President Gallagher meeting with Faculty Senators DSC_6931.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7935.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7935.jpg
bumble bee on larkspur _DSC6721.jpg
bumble bee on larkspur _DSC6721.jpg
ISU School of Engineering Squirrel DSCF7518.jpg
ISU School of Engineering Squirrel DSCF7518.jpg
ISU Art Graduate Lonalee Hamlin May 2007 _DSC0277.jpg
ISU Art Graduate Lonalee Hamlin May 2007 _DSC0277.jpg
Rosen P1000014.jpg
Rosen P1000014.jpg
Butterfly on East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mtn P1010478.jpg
Butterfly on East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mtn P1010478.jpg
Spring Snow Scene DSCN6059.JPG
Spring Snow Scene DSCN6059.JPG
Trimmers' primroses smallfile P4170006.JPG
Trimmers' primroses smallfile P4170006.JPG
Austin and Lindsey  _DSC1440.jpg
Austin and Lindsey _DSC1440.jpg
Wiener Sängerknaben smallfile _DSC0035.jpg
Wiener Sängerknaben smallfile _DSC0035.jpg
Autumn at ISU -- View from Pond Student Union Building towards the Fine Arts Building DSCF0451.jpg
Autumn at ISU -- View from Pond Student Union Building towards the Fine Arts Building DSCF0451.jpg
Diana Livingston-Friedley and Kori Bond smallfile _DSC0045.jpg
Diana Livingston-Friedley and Kori Bond smallfile _DSC0045.jpg
Autumns Beginning Pocatello City Creek Area DSCF6004.jpg
Autumns Beginning Pocatello City Creek Area DSCF6004.jpg
John Looze discussing City Creek Issue with another person DSCF0084.JPG
John Looze discussing City Creek Issue with another person DSCF0084.JPG
home _DSC7522.jpg
home _DSC7522.jpg
Willy the Jenday Conure on a Cockatiel Cage smallfile DSCF0082.jpg
Willy the Jenday Conure on a Cockatiel Cage smallfile DSCF0082.jpg
foggy autumn scene DSC_0006.jpg
foggy autumn scene DSC_0006.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Graduates May 2008 _DSC2742.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Graduates May 2008 _DSC2742.jpg
Gnocky 49th Birthday fixed red eye smallfile  _DSC0205.jpg
Gnocky 49th Birthday fixed red eye smallfile _DSC0205.jpg
Autumn in the Mountains DSC_0078.jpg
Autumn in the Mountains DSC_0078.jpg
Jester (Loah Fay) _DSC0582.JPG
Jester (Loah Fay) _DSC0582.JPG
Coyotes at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0720.JPG
Coyotes at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0720.JPG
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7305.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7305.jpg
finches on juniper _DSC1849.jpg
finches on juniper _DSC1849.jpg
Dawn Wells at VMG Filmfest opening smallfile 049.jpg
Dawn Wells at VMG Filmfest opening smallfile 049.jpg
Wilma the Zoo Coyote DSC_0107.jpg
Wilma the Zoo Coyote DSC_0107.jpg
Janene Willers retirement party _DSC1278.jpg
Janene Willers retirement party _DSC1278.jpg
Vöglein Tamron 200-400 DSCF0589.jpg
Vöglein Tamron 200-400 DSCF0589.jpg
tractor P1030284.JPG
tractor P1030284.JPG
Camelback Mountain dsc_2786
Camelback Mountain dsc_2786
Pocatello Moose eating aspen tree _DSC8724.jpg
Pocatello Moose eating aspen tree _DSC8724.jpg
freight trains PA050515.jpg
freight trains PA050515.jpg
Coonie Oct 7 2008 _DSC0030.jpg
Coonie Oct 7 2008 _DSC0030.jpg
West Fork, Mink Creek Trail, Pocatello, Idaho
West Fork, Mink Creek Trail, Pocatello, Idaho
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