The Australian Outback's Largest Cattle Stations

Fiona Lake Photographer & Writer

Thanks for visiting my website. My name is Fiona Lake and for more than thirty years I've specialised in taking agricultural and rural photos.  In particular - photos of Australia's largest cattle stations (ranches), which are the biggest in the world. 


The third book, "Biggest Mobs - Longest Shadows", is now at the printers.  It will be available around late November.  More details on the Book Contents page.

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Quite a few Australian cattle stations are 10,000 square kilometres in size and run 20,000 or more cattle. Most still rely on stock horses for mustering and on many, stockcamps are still usual for at least part of the year.  Australia is the most urbanised country in the world and because these vast cattle stations are located in remote areas and not open to the general public, accurate, comparative information and authentic photos have been relatively scarce. 

Nearly 500 of the very best of my outback cattle station photos are included in the best-selling coffee-table style books 'Life as an Australian Horseman' & 'A Million Acre Masterpiece'.  Unique Australian Christmas cards & outback greeting cards are also available, as well as limited edition photographic art.  I am currently working on a third book, which will be available before Christmas.

Visit the 'Testimonials' page to see some of the many comments from book purchasers in Australia, North & South America, Canada, New Zealand, Britain, Ireland, Europe etc. You may well see a comment from someone you know.

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I have taken photos on Australian outback cattle stations (ranches) since 1984, with the aim of creating a permanent record of our rural culture before unique aspects change substantially or disappear altogether.  Most of the largest cattle stations are found across the top half of Australia, a vast region measuring more than 3,000 km north to south and more than 3,500 km from east to west.

Numerous photography exhibitions have been held in capital city and regional locations; opened by a range of people including the Governor General of Australia.  Many photographic awards have been won and more recently, photography competitions judged. These include the Meat & Livestock Australia/Australian Women's Weekly photography competition and the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists 'Star Prize for Photography'.

I have written magazine feature stories for sixteen years and travelled throughout Australia and overseas, visiting farms; as well as running photography workshops and public speaking at conferences and other events.  

The 'About' page includes more information about me, what I do and why.

The website and Blog now run to more than 400 pages on living, working and visiting the Australian outback.  Please use the sitemap and view the blog categories if you are having trouble finding specific information. Unfortunately I don't have the administrative resources to respond to enquiries for general outback information and most queries are answered somewhere on the website anyway. However I do make every effort to find some time to help all who have generously supported the ongoing recording of life in Australia's remote regions, by purchasing. So if you are an existing customer and have some general queries, please email them to me along with a mention of what you bought and when, and I'll do my best to make the time to reply.

Twitter and LinkedIn are the social media accounts I use most often.  I also have Facebook, YouTube & Pinterest accounts but these are used much less frequently.  Further information on these accounts is on this Blog page.

This is a one-person business. This means you receive personal service but the office is closed for occasional short periods when I'm away.  For dates away check this Blog page. Don't hesitate to contact me (details below) if you have any ordering or delivery queries regarding my outback books, cattle station photos or Australian greeting cards.  

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