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Pocatello, Idaho

NEW: Come see my snowy panorama of ISU HERE!


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 https://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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Cherry Blossom Festival at ISU _DSC0097.jpg
Cherry Blossom Festival at ISU _DSC0097.jpg
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DSCN1607.jpg
pregnant red squirrel girl _DSC0056.jpg
pregnant red squirrel girl _DSC0056.jpg
Chinese New Year at ISU 2010 _DSC6861.jpg
Chinese New Year at ISU 2010 _DSC6861.jpg
solar eclipse maximum occlusion (99% diameter) at 11:33 AM MDT,  Aug 21 2017 _DSC9161.JPG
solar eclipse maximum occlusion (99% diameter) at 11:33 AM MDT, Aug 21 2017 _DSC9161.JPG
Sunflowers on Chinese Peak Trail P1000096.jpg
Sunflowers on Chinese Peak Trail P1000096.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7935.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7935.jpg
Rocks by Hootowl Road
Rocks by Hootowl Road
ISU campus squirrel P1010209.JPG
ISU campus squirrel P1010209.JPG
Mousie smallfile P1010006.jpg
Mousie smallfile P1010006.jpg
Andrew Richard and Laird _DSC0370.JPG
Andrew Richard and Laird _DSC0370.JPG
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6588.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6588.jpg
Wild Turkeys smallfile P1040335.jpg
Wild Turkeys smallfile P1040335.jpg
Lunch at Bouillon Soup smallfile IMG_1416.jpg
Lunch at Bouillon Soup smallfile IMG_1416.jpg
Daisies smallfile DSCN7208.jpg
Daisies smallfile DSCN7208.jpg
Sweet Coonie smallfile _DSC0178.jpg
Sweet Coonie smallfile _DSC0178.jpg
dragonfly at skippers pocatello _DSC2298.jpg
dragonfly at skippers pocatello _DSC2298.jpg
Cat and a Customer at College Market New Year's Day 2009 IMG_0875.jpg
Cat and a Customer at College Market New Year's Day 2009 IMG_0875.jpg
Optometrist Dr Michael Flandro and My Wife Deborah smallfile P1010043.jpg
Optometrist Dr Michael Flandro and My Wife Deborah smallfile P1010043.jpg
CoHo.jpg
CoHo.jpg
Home-Baked Wild Salmon with Rosemary DSC_3066.jpg
Home-Baked Wild Salmon with Rosemary DSC_3066.jpg
Daytime Northern Flying Squirrel P4250014.jpg
Daytime Northern Flying Squirrel P4250014.jpg
Arrival of the Kearns at Kim and Habibs Wedding Reception _DSC0653.jpg
Arrival of the Kearns at Kim and Habibs Wedding Reception _DSC0653.jpg
Austin and Mom _DSC1440.jpg
Austin and Mom _DSC1440.jpg
International Night Flag Bearers _DSC1675.jpg
International Night Flag Bearers _DSC1675.jpg
Buckskin Autumn Scene DSC_6706.JPG
Buckskin Autumn Scene DSC_6706.JPG
penultimate group shot ISU College of Engineering Steel Bridge Team _DSC0698.jpg
penultimate group shot ISU College of Engineering Steel Bridge Team _DSC0698.jpg
Horses at Dusk on American Road _DSC4945.jpg
Horses at Dusk on American Road _DSC4945.jpg
Miss Coonie Nov 8 2007 smallfile DSCF0875.JPG
Miss Coonie Nov 8 2007 smallfile DSCF0875.JPG
Diana and Mark smallfile _DSC9103.jpg
Diana and Mark smallfile _DSC9103.jpg
Old Town Pocatello from Red Hill _DSC2824.jpg
Old Town Pocatello from Red Hill _DSC2824.jpg
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet at Stephens Center ISU _DSC7225.jpg
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet at Stephens Center ISU _DSC7225.jpg
Ken Trimmers flower perhaps pansy or violet DSCN2803.jpg
Ken Trimmers flower perhaps pansy or violet DSCN2803.jpg
Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1099.jpg
Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1099.jpg
ISU Winter Scene at 6 degrees F P1020143.jpg
ISU Winter Scene at 6 degrees F P1020143.jpg
Flagbearer at ISU International Night 2008 - Saudi Arabia _DSC0729.jpg
Flagbearer at ISU International Night 2008 - Saudi Arabia _DSC0729.jpg
music man _DSC0298.jpg
music man _DSC0298.jpg
Our pumphouse with aspen in autumn DSC_0010.jpg
Our pumphouse with aspen in autumn DSC_0010.jpg
winter at home _DSC0457.jpg
winter at home _DSC0457.jpg
Samarabalouf French Pop Group at Jensen IMG_2580.jpg
Samarabalouf French Pop Group at Jensen IMG_2580.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Driveway at Home _DSC2856.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Driveway at Home _DSC2856.jpg
East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mountain P1010447.jpg
East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mountain P1010447.jpg
Berries P1030412.JPG
Berries P1030412.JPG
Metropolitan Opera auditions at ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center Pocatello _DSC2115.jpg
Metropolitan Opera auditions at ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center Pocatello _DSC2115.jpg
tiger swallowtail butterfly DSCF0046.jpg
tiger swallowtail butterfly DSCF0046.jpg
Scout Mountain from Red Hill _DSC4468.jpg
Scout Mountain from Red Hill _DSC4468.jpg
Nicaraguan ISU Student P1010024.jpg
Nicaraguan ISU Student P1010024.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0656.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0656.jpg
Fish with Brown Rice and Broccoli P1250007.jpg
Fish with Brown Rice and Broccoli P1250007.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Graduates May 2010 Websized _DSC8571.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Graduates May 2010 Websized _DSC8571.jpg
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