Point Nemo is the location in the ocean that is farthest from land. It is 2,688 kilometers from the nearest land -- Ducie Island, part of the Pitcairn Islands, to the north, Motu Nui, one of the Easter Islands, to the northeast, and Maher Island, part of Antartica, to the south.
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Ponds on the Ocean - NASA image // If you have never been north of the Arctic Circle, it is easy to imagine that the “ice cap” at the top of the world is a uniform sheet of white. The reality, particularly during the spring and summer melt, is a mottled landscape of white, teal, slate gray, green, and navy. The sea ice atop the Arctic Ocean can, as shown in this photograph from July 12, 2011, look more like a bright coastal wetland.