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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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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
DSC_0055 web.jpg
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
Twinkle and Emerson - Lovebirds from McKees cropped smallfile _DSC0574.jpg
Twinkle and Emerson - Lovebirds from McKees cropped smallfile _DSC0574.jpg
Arrowleaf balsamroot on cliff DSCN1438.jpg
Arrowleaf balsamroot on cliff DSCN1438.jpg
It's not German; it's German's PA030006
It's not German; it's German's PA030006
Enchantments - a new store in town IMG_0149.jpg
Enchantments - a new store in town IMG_0149.jpg
Red Squirrel up in the mountains P7230009.jpg
Red Squirrel up in the mountains P7230009.jpg
Roger Schieß DSCF0336.jpg
Roger Schieß DSCF0336.jpg
Lillibridge Engineering Lab, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Lillibridge Engineering Lab, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
il parco rosso -- no it's not, it's Ross Park, Pocatello, Idaho, home of Pocatello Zoo
il parco rosso -- no it's not, it's Ross Park, Pocatello, Idaho, home of Pocatello Zoo
Ken Trimmers blue flax DSCN2814.jpg
Ken Trimmers blue flax DSCN2814.jpg
Ken Bosworth smallfile DSCF0068.JPG
Ken Bosworth smallfile DSCF0068.JPG
Aspen the Fox Squirrel on an Aspen smallfile IMG_0357.jpg
Aspen the Fox Squirrel on an Aspen smallfile IMG_0357.jpg
Camelback Mtn Schwarzweiß smallfile _DSC0123.jpg
Camelback Mtn Schwarzweiß smallfile _DSC0123.jpg
horses eye with reflection _DSC2572.jpg
horses eye with reflection _DSC2572.jpg
First Official Day of Autumn _DSC0060.jpg
First Official Day of Autumn _DSC0060.jpg
Mountain Panorama, Pocatello, Idaho
Mountain Panorama, Pocatello, Idaho
fall at cherry springs nature area PA050484.jpg
fall at cherry springs nature area PA050484.jpg
Wild Rose, East Fork, Mink Creek Trail, Pocatello, Idaho
Wild Rose, East Fork, Mink Creek Trail, Pocatello, Idaho
Dessert at Buddy's Pocatello Bild Nummer 4.jpg
Dessert at Buddy's Pocatello Bild Nummer 4.jpg
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DSC_92.jpg
Scout Mountain from Red Hill DSC_0052.jpg
Scout Mountain from Red Hill DSC_0052.jpg
VMG05 0002.jpg
VMG05 0002.jpg
Pocatello Marathon start smallfile _DSC0348.JPG
Pocatello Marathon start smallfile _DSC0348.JPG
ISU Computer Science graduate and neighbor Keith Mortensen blowing snow IMG_0786.jpg
ISU Computer Science graduate and neighbor Keith Mortensen blowing snow IMG_0786.jpg
Pathway to Physical Sciences Spring 2005 smallfile DSCF0014.JPG
Pathway to Physical Sciences Spring 2005 smallfile DSCF0014.JPG
Indian and Scout Mountains (L, R), from Red Hill, ISU, Pocatello, Idaho
Indian and Scout Mountains (L, R), from Red Hill, ISU, Pocatello, Idaho
Ken Trimmer's flower DSCN2806.jpg
Ken Trimmer's flower DSCN2806.jpg
Gate on Red Hill Sorry for the Bent Post IMG_2545.JPG
Gate on Red Hill Sorry for the Bent Post IMG_2545.JPG
Janene Willers retirement party _DSC1278.jpg
Janene Willers retirement party _DSC1278.jpg
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