As light rain falls on Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on July 8, 2014, herds of elephants are in pure bliss - dancing and splashing together around the park.
Founded in 1995 by the Save Elephant Foundation, today, the reserve is home to more than 35 elephants, saved from the tourist and illegal logging industry, according to the foundation's website.
Captured on camera by elephantnews, the park's elephants can be seen whirling around in the mud and in puddles together as raindrops fall on the lush, mountainous terrain.
To learn more about the Save Elephant Foundation or Elephant Nature Park, visit the non-profit's website.
Tropical Depression Two has formed in the Atlantic and could become the next tropical storm of the season by midweek.
Warm and humid air in place over much of the Midwest and Northeast at midweek will contribute to the risk of drenching, gusty and locally severe thunderstorms on Wednesday.
After temperatures briefly climb to typical midsummer levels, another cooldown will roll into the Midwest and expand to the East for the last part of July.
Severe storms will fire up Tuesday afternoon and evening, threatening outdoor activities and travel for many.
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Unseasonable warmth is expected to continue from the United Kingdom through northern Europe and Scandinavia into the weekend.
Minneapolis, MN (1997)
2.69" of rain - a record for the date and the 3rd record broken that month.
Atlantic Ocean (1498)
Christopher Columbus' third voyage. After leaving the Cape Verde Islands, the 4 ships drifted WSW in the equatorial current. "The wind stopped so suddenly and unexpectedly and the supervening heat was so excessive and immoderate that there was no one who dared go below after the casks of wine and water which burst, snapping the hoops of the pipes; the wheat burned like fire; the bacon and salted meat roasted and petrified."
Wasatch National Park, UT (1918)
504 sheep were killed by one lightning bolt.