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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.
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lightning over pocatello _DSC2680.jpg
lightning over pocatello _DSC2680.jpg
Our First Cockatiel babies born of Ama Mama and Jake Daddy DSCN5482.jpg
Our First Cockatiel babies born of Ama Mama and Jake Daddy DSCN5482.jpg
Springtime in Inkom _DSC3756.jpg
Springtime in Inkom _DSC3756.jpg
Sunset from Pocatello over American Falls Reservoir from Little Canon Camera IMG_2473.jpg
Sunset from Pocatello over American Falls Reservoir from Little Canon Camera IMG_2473.jpg
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Cat DSCF0071.JPG
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White Geranium Olympus 028.jpg
food at Indian Night _DSC7247.jpg
food at Indian Night _DSC7247.jpg
Lazuli Bunting smallfile 264.jpg
Lazuli Bunting smallfile 264.jpg
Lazuli Bunting smallfile 403.jpg
Lazuli Bunting smallfile 403.jpg
bigleaf balsamroot DSC_4885.JPG
bigleaf balsamroot DSC_4885.JPG
Pocatello Postcard 4.jpg
Pocatello Postcard 4.jpg
Fashion Show at ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0351.jpg
Fashion Show at ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0351.jpg
Show at Bistline Theater DSC_0063.jpg
Show at Bistline Theater DSC_0063.jpg
stuffles party lights DSCF0060.jpg
stuffles party lights DSCF0060.jpg
Tom Sheeley - guitar - Chung Park - conductor - Idaho State Civic Symph smallfile _DSC0648.jpg
Tom Sheeley - guitar - Chung Park - conductor - Idaho State Civic Symph smallfile _DSC0648.jpg
Samarabalouf French Pop Group Member and I P1000848.jpg
Samarabalouf French Pop Group Member and I P1000848.jpg
Tiger Swallowtail butterfly on Larkspur smallfile _DSC6855.jpg
Tiger Swallowtail butterfly on Larkspur smallfile _DSC6855.jpg
Samarabalouf French Pop Group at Jensen img_2612.jpg
Samarabalouf French Pop Group at Jensen img_2612.jpg
Golden Dragon Acrobats _DSC0346.jpg
Golden Dragon Acrobats _DSC0346.jpg
Snow Scene from Pocatello Creek Road _DSC9699.jpg
Snow Scene from Pocatello Creek Road _DSC9699.jpg
Autumn sunset from our deck smallfile IMG_1445.jpg
Autumn sunset from our deck smallfile IMG_1445.jpg
finches on juniper _DSC1849.jpg
finches on juniper _DSC1849.jpg
Evening Primrose Huge roadside flower up Scout Mtn DSCN3201.jpg
Evening Primrose Huge roadside flower up Scout Mtn DSCN3201.jpg
Munro's Globe-Mallow DSCN3999.jpg
Munro's Globe-Mallow DSCN3999.jpg
Earth Day at ISU or Idaho State University DSCN1319.jpg
Earth Day at ISU or Idaho State University DSCN1319.jpg
Fall Foliage Autumn 2011 City Creek Pocatello Idaho _DSC1827.jpg
Fall Foliage Autumn 2011 City Creek Pocatello Idaho _DSC1827.jpg
The Last Image I took with the wonderful Nikon D200 - Chinese Statue smallfile _DSC0684.jpg
The Last Image I took with the wonderful Nikon D200 - Chinese Statue smallfile _DSC0684.jpg
Grilled Tuna at Continental Bistro D300 ISO 1600 _DSC0049.jpg
Grilled Tuna at Continental Bistro D300 ISO 1600 _DSC0049.jpg
bird of prey in flight at home _DSC6196.jpg
bird of prey in flight at home _DSC6196.jpg
Susan Duncan ready to Photograph Taiko Drummers at ISU International Night DSCF0223.jpg
Susan Duncan ready to Photograph Taiko Drummers at ISU International Night DSCF0223.jpg
Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1220.jpg
Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1220.jpg
Wild Turkeys smallfile P1040335.jpg
Wild Turkeys smallfile P1040335.jpg
Chinese Peak and Planted Aspen from Our Deck _DSC3108.jpg
Chinese Peak and Planted Aspen from Our Deck _DSC3108.jpg
Red squirrel Pocatello Idaho DSCN0319.jpg
Red squirrel Pocatello Idaho DSCN0319.jpg
campus rose DSCN5322.jpg
campus rose DSCN5322.jpg
Big Duck in Seasonal Creek at Home smallfile _DSC20491.jpg
Big Duck in Seasonal Creek at Home smallfile _DSC20491.jpg
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DSC_0055 web.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9493.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9493.jpg
Camelback Mountain _DSC9984.jpg
Camelback Mountain _DSC9984.jpg
An R/C Model of a Stinson Reliant from the local Club _DSC0645.jpg
An R/C Model of a Stinson Reliant from the local Club _DSC0645.jpg
Forest by E Mink Tr Trailhead Scout mtn P1010528.jpg
Forest by E Mink Tr Trailhead Scout mtn P1010528.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 441.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 441.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6505.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6505.jpg
Liberal Arts Bldg., Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Liberal Arts Bldg., Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
forgot what these are _DSC5437.jpg
forgot what these are _DSC5437.jpg
Wellhouse snow scene small IMG_0809.jpg
Wellhouse snow scene small IMG_0809.jpg
Dance by Engineering Graduate Student Nabanita at ISU Indian Night Oct 2005 DSCF0874.jpg
Dance by Engineering Graduate Student Nabanita at ISU Indian Night Oct 2005 DSCF0874.jpg
Shoshoni Club Booth and Chess Players at ISU Student Organization Fair 2005 DSC_6627.JPG
Shoshoni Club Booth and Chess Players at ISU Student Organization Fair 2005 DSC_6627.JPG
Bighorn Sheep at Pocatello Zoo DSCF0625.jpg
Bighorn Sheep at Pocatello Zoo DSCF0625.jpg
red squirrel DSC_0010.jpg
red squirrel DSC_0010.jpg
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