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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 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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Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 440.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 440.jpg
Purple Mtn Majesty - autumn at sundown DSCN5341.jpg
Purple Mtn Majesty - autumn at sundown DSCN5341.jpg
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly smallfile IMG_0391.JPG
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly smallfile IMG_0391.JPG
Geoffrey Friedley, as the Tenor Soloist in a Performance of the Complete Version of Händels Messiah _DSC0594.jpg
Geoffrey Friedley, as the Tenor Soloist in a Performance of the Complete Version of Händels Messiah _DSC0594.jpg
Wild Butterfly on Domestic Sunflower Leaf, Pocatello, Idaho
Wild Butterfly on Domestic Sunflower Leaf, Pocatello, Idaho
Lou Pirro taking picture of self and kids smallfile  _DSC2920.jpg
Lou Pirro taking picture of self and kids smallfile _DSC2920.jpg
African Dance at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0878.jpg
African Dance at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0878.jpg
home smallfile DSC_3848.JPG
home smallfile DSC_3848.JPG
Glass Work by Lon Hamlin DSCF0039.JPG
Glass Work by Lon Hamlin DSCF0039.JPG
Pocatello Marathon 2008 quick starters _DSC8960.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008 quick starters _DSC8960.jpg
Swanson Gate ISU in Autumn smallfile IMG_1497.jpg
Swanson Gate ISU in Autumn smallfile IMG_1497.jpg
Twilight Scene from American Road _DSC4965.jpg
Twilight Scene from American Road _DSC4965.jpg
Africa Night 2013 at ISU 136.jpg
Africa Night 2013 at ISU 136.jpg
Mule Deer in Arbon Valley DSCN0219.jpg
Mule Deer in Arbon Valley DSCN0219.jpg
forgot what these were DSCN1922.jpg
forgot what these were DSCN1922.jpg
Late May Snow - Bigleaf Balsamroot _DSC0122.jpg
Late May Snow - Bigleaf Balsamroot _DSC0122.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9605.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9605.jpg
International NIght 2011 flag bearer _DSC1660.jpg
International NIght 2011 flag bearer _DSC1660.jpg
mule deer _DSC4280.jpg
mule deer _DSC4280.jpg
Springtime in Pocatello IMG_0186.jpg
Springtime in Pocatello IMG_0186.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Pocatello _DSC7710.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Pocatello _DSC7710.jpg
View from City Creek Trail with Sagebrush and a type of clover DSCF0039.JPG
View from City Creek Trail with Sagebrush and a type of clover DSCF0039.JPG
Pocatello Baked Chicken by Vitit Kantabutra DSCF0059.JPG
Pocatello Baked Chicken by Vitit Kantabutra DSCF0059.JPG
Fall Foliage at City Creek Trail Pocatello _DSC1768.jpg
Fall Foliage at City Creek Trail Pocatello _DSC1768.jpg
Buckskin Road near OnSemi smallfile DJI00016.JPG
Buckskin Road near OnSemi smallfile DJI00016.JPG
clown DSCF0028.JPG
clown DSCF0028.JPG
Pocatello'scher Geburtstagstanz P8110190
Pocatello'scher Geburtstagstanz P8110190
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello 2010 P1020098.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello 2010 P1020098.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1701.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1701.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_135.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_135.jpg
longleaved phlox DSCN1543.jpg
longleaved phlox DSCN1543.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6601.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6601.jpg
Prairie Star DSCN1189.jpg
Prairie Star DSCN1189.jpg
ISU Music Dept Little Women _DSC3435.jpg
ISU Music Dept Little Women _DSC3435.jpg
admin bldg flowers PA110018.jpg
admin bldg flowers PA110018.jpg
Todd Gansauge _DSC6583.jpg
Todd Gansauge _DSC6583.jpg
ISU International Night flag bearer 2011 _DSC1707.jpg
ISU International Night flag bearer 2011 _DSC1707.jpg
Ken Trimmers Iris DSCN2783.jpg
Ken Trimmers Iris DSCN2783.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008 _DSC9051.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008 _DSC9051.jpg
DSCF0135 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0135 Flag Carrier.jpg
mule deer hiding amidst sagebrush _DSC4188.jpg
mule deer hiding amidst sagebrush _DSC4188.jpg
Autumn in the City Pocatello Idaho DSCF0027.jpg
Autumn in the City Pocatello Idaho DSCF0027.jpg
international night flag bearer _DSC1687.jpg
international night flag bearer _DSC1687.jpg
Indian Paintbrush, Pocatello, Idaho
Indian Paintbrush, Pocatello, Idaho
Wild Roses, East Fork, Mink Creek Trail, Pocatello, Idaho
Wild Roses, East Fork, Mink Creek Trail, Pocatello, Idaho
Autumn at the ISU Library IMG_0466.jpg
Autumn at the ISU Library IMG_0466.jpg
Bee on Fireweed West Fork Mink Creek Trail 31 July 2014 P1020522.JPG
Bee on Fireweed West Fork Mink Creek Trail 31 July 2014 P1020522.JPG
City Creek Trail _DSC1530.jpg
City Creek Trail _DSC1530.jpg
ISU Chinese New Year 2010 _DSC6801.jpg
ISU Chinese New Year 2010 _DSC6801.jpg
Our Little Harvest DSCF0578.jpg
Our Little Harvest DSCF0578.jpg
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