A Rugged and Beautiful Place (image) University of Georgia Caption Don Juan Pond in Antarctica, a roughly 1,000- by 400-meter basin, is by far the saltiest body of water on Earth. The specks of red in this image are researchers who are dwarfed by the steep, rocky cliffs around them. Credit The University of Georgia Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.