Villagers in northern Kenya have begun to burn piles of animal carcasses, hoping to head off an outbreak of disease as their livestock starve to death in the region's worst drought in five years.
The smell of death hangs heavily over Lake Turkana and dried animal corpses dot the cracked mud where the lake has receded, leaving boats stranded on the dry land.
On the southern short of Lake Turkana, famed for the harsh beauty of its landscape, residents are burning carcasses to stop the bodies from infecting water supplies if the rains come.
Village elder Lowake Alishu said, "We are collecting the goats around the manyatta (group of thatched huts) to stop the spreading of disease."
Writing by Katharine Houreld