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Where dinosaurs still reign

Tom Szabadi stumbled upon a prehistoric sight while exploring the small desert communities just outside Palm Springs.

He was on his way to a the Palm Springs Photo Festival. All he could see was the dusty road ahead and Highway 10 and distant houses to the side. And sand.

Suddenly, a dinosaur started to poke its head over the horizon.

The dinosaurs -- or dinosaur sculptures -- are part of the Cabazon Dinosaurs exhibit in Cabazon. The sculptures and the Morongo Casino and Resort are the only large structures in the area.

"It was so odd to see," Szabadi said.

He pulled over to take a shot of the T. rex towering overhead.

Szabadi used a Nikon D800 to make the image.

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