There are multiple stories about the melting of ice at the North Pole, and I know enough about climate science to recognize the seriousness of the issue — my question is not about that. I've recently seen a couple stories that have this picture or similar:
The caption on a very similar photo at ABC News reads:
A sign indicating North Pole is seen among melting ice in this undated file photo.
The word "undated" makes me a tad suspicious. Can anyone find a legitimate provenance for this photo? I'm cautious because it's a very shareable photo, but I don't want to share it if it's an exaggeration of the current state of affairs.