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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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music man _DSC0210.jpg
music man _DSC0210.jpg
Northern Flying Squirrel -- Glaucomys sabrinus, on an Aspen up in the mountains of Pocatello, Idaho
Northern Flying Squirrel -- Glaucomys sabrinus, on an Aspen up in the mountains of Pocatello, Idaho
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 389.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 389.jpg
Ceramics by Jenkins P1000193.jpg
Ceramics by Jenkins P1000193.jpg
Old Town Pocatello IMG_0003.jpg
Old Town Pocatello IMG_0003.jpg
Food at ISU Chinese New Year 2010 _DSC6753.jpg
Food at ISU Chinese New Year 2010 _DSC6753.jpg
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DSC_100.jpg
my photo of the Tetons from road to Mesa Falls at Pocatello airport P1030127.jpg
my photo of the Tetons from road to Mesa Falls at Pocatello airport P1030127.jpg
Nordisk Sang P1020098.jpg
Nordisk Sang P1020098.jpg
Food at International Night at ISU 2005 DSCF0025.jpg
Food at International Night at ISU 2005 DSCF0025.jpg
Picture of Me by Wife Deborah Arnold P5310033.JPG
Picture of Me by Wife Deborah Arnold P5310033.JPG
Aug 1 Sunset by Quadcopter smallfile DJI_0008.JPG
Aug 1 Sunset by Quadcopter smallfile DJI_0008.JPG
Deer from Portneuf Road _DSC1195.jpg
Deer from Portneuf Road _DSC1195.jpg
From Inman area, Inkom DSCN1450.jpg
From Inman area, Inkom DSCN1450.jpg
Dr Crystal Shropshire and Assistant - Duck Foot Surgery - Alameda Pet Hospital IMG_1755.jpg
Dr Crystal Shropshire and Assistant - Duck Foot Surgery - Alameda Pet Hospital IMG_1755.jpg
Mark Neiwirth with Langroise Trio except Violoncellist 2006-4-2 023.jpg
Mark Neiwirth with Langroise Trio except Violoncellist 2006-4-2 023.jpg
Pocatello Sunset smallfile P7290072.jpg
Pocatello Sunset smallfile P7290072.jpg
Trimmers' orchid _DSC1984.jpg
Trimmers' orchid _DSC1984.jpg
View from ISU Centennial Cross-Country Course P1050196.jpg
View from ISU Centennial Cross-Country Course P1050196.jpg
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Trimmers home brew DSCF0009.JPG
Coyote at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0703.JPG
Coyote at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0703.JPG
Tulips on the ISU Campus - smallfile - Spring scene taken 16 May 2013 P1010015.JPG
Tulips on the ISU Campus - smallfile - Spring scene taken 16 May 2013 P1010015.JPG
The mothers get emotional at an African wedding _DSC0677.jpg
The mothers get emotional at an African wedding _DSC0677.jpg
Mark Neiwirth talked to fans after a piano concert at ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center _DSC0578.jpg
Mark Neiwirth talked to fans after a piano concert at ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center _DSC0578.jpg
The King's Singers at ISU Performing Arts Center _DSC4638.JPG
The King's Singers at ISU Performing Arts Center _DSC4638.JPG
Mule Deer at Gibson Jack with Turning Leaves in the Early Autumn P1000378.jpg
Mule Deer at Gibson Jack with Turning Leaves in the Early Autumn P1000378.jpg
ISU Wind Tunnel Colleges of Engineering and Technology _DSC0752.jpg
ISU Wind Tunnel Colleges of Engineering and Technology _DSC0752.jpg
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Larkspur smallfile _DSC6918.jpg
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Larkspur smallfile _DSC6918.jpg
Autumn on Buckskin DSCF5941.jpg
Autumn on Buckskin DSCF5941.jpg
First Friday Art Walk at Mind Your Body Studio _DSC3779.jpg
First Friday Art Walk at Mind Your Body Studio _DSC3779.jpg
skunk with tail perhaps in defensive pose DSCF0076.JPG
skunk with tail perhaps in defensive pose DSCF0076.JPG
DSCF0101 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0101 Flag Carrier.jpg
Setting Sun P1030557_038.JPG
Setting Sun P1030557_038.JPG
American Falls Sunset Aug 13 2009 _DSC2955.jpg
American Falls Sunset Aug 13 2009 _DSC2955.jpg
Red Barn at Gibson Jack, before the end of last millenneum, now demolished
Red Barn at Gibson Jack, before the end of last millenneum, now demolished
Magical Early Spring Scene DSCN0539.jpg
Magical Early Spring Scene DSCN0539.jpg
Red Hill Pillars - ISU - P1290002.jpg
Red Hill Pillars - ISU - P1290002.jpg
Brazilian Choir _DSC6342.jpg
Brazilian Choir _DSC6342.jpg
Typical Pocatello Mountains DJI00035.png
Typical Pocatello Mountains DJI00035.png
ISU Holt Arena _DSC0688.jpg
ISU Holt Arena _DSC0688.jpg
Botanist Dr. Karl Holte teaching his ISU Spring Flora class DSCN1545
Botanist Dr. Karl Holte teaching his ISU Spring Flora class DSCN1545
birds at our feeders _DSC7160.jpg
birds at our feeders _DSC7160.jpg
Theater ISU Man of la Mancha d.h. Miguel de Cervantes DSC_81.jpg
Theater ISU Man of la Mancha d.h. Miguel de Cervantes DSC_81.jpg
Eastern Washington Kick DSCF0005.JPG
Eastern Washington Kick DSCF0005.JPG
Brazilian Electrical Engineering Students at ISU 20151210_124420.jpg
Brazilian Electrical Engineering Students at ISU 20151210_124420.jpg
City Creek Trail _DSC1557.jpg
City Creek Trail _DSC1557.jpg
Ken Bosworth smallfile DSCF0068.JPG
Ken Bosworth smallfile DSCF0068.JPG
Fashion Show ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0418.jpg
Fashion Show ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0418.jpg
Guyer and Neiwirth _DSC3656.JPG
Guyer and Neiwirth _DSC3656.JPG
ISU Football DSCF0021.JPG
ISU Football DSCF0021.JPG
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