I truly believe we live in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Not only is the scenery we enjoy here in Montana amazing, but the wildlife that live here make it spectacular. It’s hard not to feel lucky when you look around.

When I was growing up I didn’t care too much for the outdoors. I hated camping, fishing and getting dirty. However, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to appreciate nature and the outdoors. Much of that is due to my husband. He is an avid outdoorsman. His love of the outdoors has rubbed off on me. We are trying to pass on our love of the outdoors to our children through camping, floating, hiking, fishing and any other way we can find to get our boys outside.

This video was recently posted to Facebook by a friend and it made me realize just how awesome nature is and how amazing our world is. It was shot over seven days at El Teide, the tallest mountain in Spain. If this video doesn’t display a little piece of heaven on Earth, then I don’t know what does.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of the University of Montana, animal lover and writer.