Taking a chance, a BIG chance; Amalgamated Bend shield
The nextfour images are of a person unfamiliar with the danger of the lava delta (bench). Wandering out in the darkness without reading about the danger, he asked a couple of "kids" (his word) where to see lava and they told him where to go, to a spot they had been minutes before. This was the lava delta. The person followed that bad advice and put himself in a position from which four others have never returned. Your photographer spoke with the person afterward. He is probably like many of you or your friends. Ignorant of the danger, he "went for it" without taking the time to learn about where he was going. Please, take that time, heed the warnings, don't go beyond the rope barrier, and don't blindly follow those who might venture onto the delta.