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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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Wonder whether he is Siberian or Bengali DSCF0055.jpg
Wonder whether he is Siberian or Bengali DSCF0055.jpg
Moose Aug 18 2008 smallfile _DSC7925.JPG
Moose Aug 18 2008 smallfile _DSC7925.JPG
rose non-native _DSC5419.jpg
rose non-native _DSC5419.jpg
Upland Larkspur Pocatello Mountain Wildflower DSCN1929
Upland Larkspur Pocatello Mountain Wildflower DSCN1929
ISU Early Thaw Feb 2008 IMG_0852.jpg
ISU Early Thaw Feb 2008 IMG_0852.jpg
Autumn at Garrison House DSC_0074.jpg
Autumn at Garrison House DSC_0074.jpg
Sunflowers on Red Hill P8040146.jpg
Sunflowers on Red Hill P8040146.jpg
Arrowleaf Balsamroot at Gibson Jack P1020611.jpg
Arrowleaf Balsamroot at Gibson Jack P1020611.jpg
Taste of France DSCF0175.jpg
Taste of France DSCF0175.jpg
Lazuli Bunting smallfile 271.jpg
Lazuli Bunting smallfile 271.jpg
autumn DSC_0009.jpg
autumn DSC_0009.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7840.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7840.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 440.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 440.jpg
Rosen P1000014.jpg
Rosen P1000014.jpg
Ruth Moorhead at 60th bday party _DSC0636.jpg
Ruth Moorhead at 60th bday party _DSC0636.jpg
Arrowleaf balsamroot very early DSCN1098.jpg
Arrowleaf balsamroot very early DSCN1098.jpg
Baby Moose smallfile Aug 27 2008 _DSC8593.jpg
Baby Moose smallfile Aug 27 2008 _DSC8593.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6676.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6676.jpg
Africa Night at ISU -- selling tickets for DSCF0184.JPG
Africa Night at ISU -- selling tickets for DSCF0184.JPG
ISU International Night 2011 _DSC1748.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 _DSC1748.jpg
Bill Schaefer found his subject smallfile DSCF0164.JPG
Bill Schaefer found his subject smallfile DSCF0164.JPG
ISU Dance _DSC6063.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC6063.jpg
little squirrels - Aspen and Maple - smallfile DSC_6800.jpg
little squirrels - Aspen and Maple - smallfile DSC_6800.jpg
Metropolitan Opera auditions at ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center Pocatello _DSC2106.jpg
Metropolitan Opera auditions at ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center Pocatello _DSC2106.jpg
dragonfly at skippers pocatello _DSC2265.jpg
dragonfly at skippers pocatello _DSC2265.jpg
College of Technology car paint job shown at ISU Recruiting Fair DSC_6915.jpg
College of Technology car paint job shown at ISU Recruiting Fair DSC_6915.jpg
Mike Skerjanc _DSC0380.jpg
Mike Skerjanc _DSC0380.jpg
ELS ESL graduates and their teachers Mrs Call L and Grace Owens R DSCF0028.JPG
ELS ESL graduates and their teachers Mrs Call L and Grace Owens R DSCF0028.JPG
Engineering Picnic - Conversation DSCF0023.JPG
Engineering Picnic - Conversation DSCF0023.JPG
Africa Night 2013 at ISU 120.jpg
Africa Night 2013 at ISU 120.jpg
Wolfi der Wolfspitz vor dem Chinesischen Spitz P1040295.jpg
Wolfi der Wolfspitz vor dem Chinesischen Spitz P1040295.jpg
ISU Honors  Program Banquet at the Performing Arts Center _DSC0422.jpg
ISU Honors Program Banquet at the Performing Arts Center _DSC0422.jpg
ISU Wind Tunnel Inauguration _DSC0922.jpg
ISU Wind Tunnel Inauguration _DSC0922.jpg
Bracelet by Free Spirit Design PC200048.jpg
Bracelet by Free Spirit Design PC200048.jpg
campus rose DSCN5319.jpg
campus rose DSCN5319.jpg
Food at International Night at ISU 2005 DSCF0025.jpg
Food at International Night at ISU 2005 DSCF0025.jpg
Alto Soloist, Händels Messiah, Complete _DSC0585.jpg
Alto Soloist, Händels Messiah, Complete _DSC0585.jpg
Aurora the Baby Cougar's Eyes, 1998 Felis concolor
Aurora the Baby Cougar's Eyes, 1998 Felis concolor
Steller's Jay smallfile  _DSC0265.jpg
Steller's Jay smallfile _DSC0265.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1701.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1701.jpg
Shoban dancers _DSC0275.jpg
Shoban dancers _DSC0275.jpg
View from near the top of Scout Mountain Nikon Coolpix 061.jpg
View from near the top of Scout Mountain Nikon Coolpix 061.jpg
Robert and Audrey Pirro _DSC2925.jpg
Robert and Audrey Pirro _DSC2925.jpg
Arrowleaf balsamroot P1030294.jpg
Arrowleaf balsamroot P1030294.jpg
College of Engineering graduates May 2005 smallfile DSCF0157.JPG
College of Engineering graduates May 2005 smallfile DSCF0157.JPG
Deer from Portneuf Road _DSC1174.jpg
Deer from Portneuf Road _DSC1174.jpg
City Creek P1020986.jpg
City Creek P1020986.jpg
Physical Sciences Bldg., Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Physical Sciences Bldg., Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
ISU School of Engineering Squirrel DSCF7518.jpg
ISU School of Engineering Squirrel DSCF7518.jpg
Main Street Coffee and News Advertising Craig Worths Show DSC_2241.jpg
Main Street Coffee and News Advertising Craig Worths Show DSC_2241.jpg
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