Inside the World of a Professional Dinosaur Hunter

A look inside of Tyler Lyson's annual "dino camp," where Triceratops skulls are unearthed in the Badlands of North Dakota.

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Tyler Lyson has been hunting dinosaurs his whole life. Growing up in a family steeped in fossil fuels, Lyson benefited from access to land and heavy equipment as well as a knack for finding prehistoric creatures. Every year, Lyson invites volunteers — average folks from all walks of life — to join him on a dig at the Hell Creek Formation in the Badlands of North Dakota, one of the most dinosaur-bone-rich areas of the world. MEL Films recently joined Lyson at the end of one of his annual “dino camp” excursions, where he dug up a completely preserved 7-foot Triceratops skull. Watch the film above for a glimpse into the real-life Jurassic Park.