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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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Miguel C _DSC0138.jpg
Miguel C _DSC0138.jpg
fleabane on scout mountain _DSC0971.jpg
fleabane on scout mountain _DSC0971.jpg
Black Rock Canyon DSCN0337.jpg
Black Rock Canyon DSCN0337.jpg
Bee on white thistle _DSC3695.JPG
Bee on white thistle _DSC3695.JPG
Maximilianuskätzchen, der König der Katzen, and I DSCF0051.jpg
Maximilianuskätzchen, der König der Katzen, and I DSCF0051.jpg
Pocatello sunset in black and white P1050566.jpg
Pocatello sunset in black and white P1050566.jpg
Composite of ISU Campus Scenes.jpg
Composite of ISU Campus Scenes.jpg
 wild forget-me-nots DSCN1964.jpg
wild forget-me-nots DSCN1964.jpg
fox squirrel in a chase on ISUs quad _DSC4609.JPG
fox squirrel in a chase on ISUs quad _DSC4609.JPG
ISU Dance _DSC9510.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9510.jpg
The Dance Lesson smallfile IMG_0032.jpg
The Dance Lesson smallfile IMG_0032.jpg
Hossein Mousavinezhad _DSC9705.jpg
Hossein Mousavinezhad _DSC9705.jpg
yellow flower in front of ISUs Admin. Bldg. DSCN0409.jpg
yellow flower in front of ISUs Admin. Bldg. DSCN0409.jpg
Cockatiel Brothers Treasure and Magic, sons of Ama Mama and Jake Daddy _DSC0191.jpg
Cockatiel Brothers Treasure and Magic, sons of Ama Mama and Jake Daddy _DSC0191.jpg
ISU History Walk with Couple IMG_0657.JPG
ISU History Walk with Couple IMG_0657.JPG
Sagebrush Art Festival 2005 at ISU DSC_6392.JPG
Sagebrush Art Festival 2005 at ISU DSC_6392.JPG
ISU Campus autumn scene DSC_0033.jpg
ISU Campus autumn scene DSC_0033.jpg
Carrot Cake III Texture P9090447.jpg
Carrot Cake III Texture P9090447.jpg
Fox Squirrel P1030501.JPG
Fox Squirrel P1030501.JPG
Tierchen vom Pocatelloschen Tiergarten.jpg
Tierchen vom Pocatelloschen Tiergarten.jpg
View from Pocatello Creek Road smallfile _DSC0115.jpg
View from Pocatello Creek Road smallfile _DSC0115.jpg
Save City Creek City Council Mtg Testimonial DSCF0145.JPG
Save City Creek City Council Mtg Testimonial DSCF0145.JPG
International Treats served at a meeting DSC_3014.jpg
International Treats served at a meeting DSC_3014.jpg
Little Bengal Foursome DSC_6619.JPG
Little Bengal Foursome DSC_6619.JPG
ISU Pond Student Union P1050292.jpg
ISU Pond Student Union P1050292.jpg
magpies behind our house flying next to Chinese Peak _DSC2642.jpg
magpies behind our house flying next to Chinese Peak _DSC2642.jpg
Fall Foliage on City Creek Trail in Pocatello _DSC1892.jpg
Fall Foliage on City Creek Trail in Pocatello _DSC1892.jpg
Yellow Bells, Pocatello, Idaho
Yellow Bells, Pocatello, Idaho
Bird Cop Cameraman and Deborah P1010094.jpg
Bird Cop Cameraman and Deborah P1010094.jpg
Blue-Eyed Mary or Collinsia parviflora DSCN1647.jpg
Blue-Eyed Mary or Collinsia parviflora DSCN1647.jpg
Pocatello Zoo Sign in Autumn DSCF0730.jpg
Pocatello Zoo Sign in Autumn DSCF0730.jpg
Moose Moonrise P4160021.jpg
Moose Moonrise P4160021.jpg
Autumn at ISU DSCN5313.jpg
Autumn at ISU DSCN5313.jpg
Salt Lake Gospel Choir 109.jpg
Salt Lake Gospel Choir 109.jpg
Pocatello Marathon smallfile _DSC0418.jpg
Pocatello Marathon smallfile _DSC0418.jpg
Two Apples P1000067.jpg
Two Apples P1000067.jpg
Fall Foliage (aspen) from Crestline Trail Nikon Coolpix 037.jpg
Fall Foliage (aspen) from Crestline Trail Nikon Coolpix 037.jpg
Chinese Peak DJI Phantom 2 Vision DJI00004.jpg
Chinese Peak DJI Phantom 2 Vision DJI00004.jpg
Snowing P1020093.jpg
Snowing P1020093.jpg
Cherry Springs DSC_0074.jpg
Cherry Springs DSC_0074.jpg
9th avenue at ISU smallfile IMG_2676.jpg
9th avenue at ISU smallfile IMG_2676.jpg
Pocatello Sunflower Sep 7 2012 1500 wide DSCF5852.JPG
Pocatello Sunflower Sep 7 2012 1500 wide DSCF5852.JPG
Show at Bistline Theater DSC_0064.jpg
Show at Bistline Theater DSC_0064.jpg
Maple at City Creek -- Late May_DSC0227.JPG
Maple at City Creek -- Late May_DSC0227.JPG
Idaho State University Fox Squirrel Man DSCF0095.JPG
Idaho State University Fox Squirrel Man DSCF0095.JPG
ISU Football DSCF0013.JPG
ISU Football DSCF0013.JPG
Mandala by Visiting Tibetan Monks at ISU.jpg
Mandala by Visiting Tibetan Monks at ISU.jpg
Judo at International Night 2006 ISU _DSC0291.jpg
Judo at International Night 2006 ISU _DSC0291.jpg
ISU College of Engineering - Lillibridge Engineering Laboratory _DSC3372.JPG
ISU College of Engineering - Lillibridge Engineering Laboratory _DSC3372.JPG
A Choir from PR China _DSC6456.jpg
A Choir from PR China _DSC6456.jpg
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