photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Vitit Kantabutra | profile | all galleries >> Pocatello, Idaho tree view | thumbnails | slideshow | map

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.
previous pagepages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 ALL next page
Autumn in the Mountains, Pocatello, Idaho
Autumn in the Mountains, Pocatello, Idaho
Lightning in Pocatello _DSC1436.jpg
Lightning in Pocatello _DSC1436.jpg
Dental Office - Bannock County Museum P1020184.jpg
Dental Office - Bannock County Museum P1020184.jpg
typical august roadside scene P1030971.jpg
typical august roadside scene P1030971.jpg
Schmetterling _DSC0757.jpg
Schmetterling _DSC0757.jpg
Coyotes at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0709.JPG
Coyotes at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0709.JPG
Sunset over American Falls Reservoir from Pocatello _DSC7838.jpg
Sunset over American Falls Reservoir from Pocatello _DSC7838.jpg
Sunset P1020001_030.JPG
Sunset P1020001_030.JPG
Chinese Peak from about 400 ft.jpg
Chinese Peak from about 400 ft.jpg
ISU Music Dept Ice Cream Sextet _DSC3445.jpg
ISU Music Dept Ice Cream Sextet _DSC3445.jpg
ISU Music Dept Carry Nation _DSC3427.jpg
ISU Music Dept Carry Nation _DSC3427.jpg
Old House Arbon Valley DSCN0179.jpg
Old House Arbon Valley DSCN0179.jpg
New Lady Cockatiel P1040273.JPG
New Lady Cockatiel P1040273.JPG
Arrowleaf Balsamroot Pocatello Idaho smallfile DSCF0047.JPG
Arrowleaf Balsamroot Pocatello Idaho smallfile DSCF0047.JPG
ISU VMG Meeting at the Grecian Key DSCF0061.jpg
ISU VMG Meeting at the Grecian Key DSCF0061.jpg
Show at Bistline Theater DSC_0070.jpg
Show at Bistline Theater DSC_0070.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble Concert April 2007 _0222_2.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble Concert April 2007 _0222_2.jpg
Finch smallfile PC310047.jpg
Finch smallfile PC310047.jpg
Tsunami Moon DSC_2148.jpg
Tsunami Moon DSC_2148.jpg
TwilightP1030536_035.JPG
TwilightP1030536_035.JPG
Chinese Peak from Home P1010579.jpg
Chinese Peak from Home P1010579.jpg
Theater ISU Idaho State University DSC_54.jpg
Theater ISU Idaho State University DSC_54.jpg
Visitor viewing Edwin Guerra's work VMG05 0048.jpg
Visitor viewing Edwin Guerra's work VMG05 0048.jpg
Richard the Front-End Loader Man IMG_0829.jpg
Richard the Front-End Loader Man IMG_0829.jpg
Carry-out food from Marhaba Restaurant P5140122.jpg
Carry-out food from Marhaba Restaurant P5140122.jpg
Chinese New Year ISU 2010 _DSC6869.jpg
Chinese New Year ISU 2010 _DSC6869.jpg
dove _DSC7146.JPG
dove _DSC7146.JPG
Wilde Blumen IMG_2799.jpg
Wilde Blumen IMG_2799.jpg
Moonrise over Chinese Peak _DSC7703.jpg
Moonrise over Chinese Peak _DSC7703.jpg
Pocatello City Hall DSCF0127.JPG
Pocatello City Hall DSCF0127.JPG
Save City Creek smallfile DSCF0074.JPG
Save City Creek smallfile DSCF0074.JPG
Snake River at Massacre Rocks with Big Bird P6010015.jpg
Snake River at Massacre Rocks with Big Bird P6010015.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7183.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7183.jpg
Guyer and Neiwirth _DSC3676.JPG
Guyer and Neiwirth _DSC3676.JPG
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Pocatello June 14 2009 DSCF0017.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Pocatello June 14 2009 DSCF0017.jpg
A Blustery, Snowy Day on Campus P1020313
A Blustery, Snowy Day on Campus P1020313
Springtime at ISU _DSC4415.jpg
Springtime at ISU _DSC4415.jpg
Common Horse-tail Rush DSCN3092
Common Horse-tail Rush DSCN3092
Julie Hillebrandt, an ISU professional photographer, right after taking a photo of me _DSC3160.jpg
Julie Hillebrandt, an ISU professional photographer, right after taking a photo of me _DSC3160.jpg
My Student Makhosana Ngazimbi and His Girlfriend _DSC0056.jpg
My Student Makhosana Ngazimbi and His Girlfriend _DSC0056.jpg
The Making of an American Classic DSCF0023.jpg
The Making of an American Classic DSCF0023.jpg
forgot what these were DSCN1917.jpg
forgot what these were DSCN1917.jpg
Steller's Jay smallfile _DSC0301.jpg
Steller's Jay smallfile _DSC0301.jpg
Inkom Sunset smallfile DSCN3808.jpg
Inkom Sunset smallfile DSCN3808.jpg
Diana and Mark smallfile _DSC9103.jpg
Diana and Mark smallfile _DSC9103.jpg
Trimmers daffodil DSCN6039.JPG
Trimmers daffodil DSCN6039.JPG
wildflowers next to Antelope Road
wildflowers next to Antelope Road
Autumn 2012 at Kinport Road City Creek DSCF6012.jpg
Autumn 2012 at Kinport Road City Creek DSCF6012.jpg
City Creek P1020667.jpg
City Creek P1020667.jpg
pork roast at Bouillon Soup (not on standard menu) smallfile DSCF0052.JPG
pork roast at Bouillon Soup (not on standard menu) smallfile DSCF0052.JPG
previous pagepages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 ALL next page