Maine Coons are the largest of the domesticated cats, and they are as close as you could safely get to having an actual lion in your house. Their powerful facial features are perfectly framed by a majestic mane, with their sturdy build and slightly menacing prowl completing the mini-Mufasa vibe that these magnificent fluffy cats ooze.

Photographer Robert Sijka, who is based in Hong Kong, loves to combine his two passions in life: photography and his beloved Maine Coon cats. He has experienced a lot of joy in perfecting his skills, bringing out the allure and majesty of these beautiful cats. “I’m Polish, but fourteen years ago my family and I had the opportunity to move to China, Robert explained to Bored Panda. “After a while, we started to miss the company of animals; they have always been in our lives. We fell in love with Maine Coon kittens, and my wife Izabella started a breeding program eight years ago. Our cattery is called OtiCami and you can find out more about us here at www.oticami.com.”

“After the birth of the first kittens, we came to the question, how to present our cute cats to the world? I think my journey with photography started at this moment. I decided that my pictures must be something special, just like Maine Coons are special. After several thousands of photos, I ended up with my current style and great pleasure from working with these amazing animals.”

“One of the most frequently asked questions is "how to keep a cat still for a photo?" My answer is always the same, it is not possible. Cats are not dogs, you can not order them to sit still and that's why I think working with cats is a bigger challenge. So, people ask “how it is possible that my cats look like they pose for a photo” My secret is contained in two words, practice and patience.”

Robert does occasionally do photoshoots for clients, but 99% of his 'models' are from his and his wife's own 20 cats and kittens, which keep them both extremely busy. He has recently launched an online shop with Maine Coon collections, and has a special offer on his calendar for Bored Panda readers. “Until the end of the year, I offer a 20% discount to all Bored Panda followers, just use the code BoredPanda at the checkout!”

Scroll down to check out his stunning series on this big cat breed for yourself, as well as a previous post here, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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Han 9 months ago

Takes pic to local beautician. "So I brought along a photo for reference of how I want my brows done .....

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Dave van Es 9 months ago

Mine. Touch it and you die

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Toujin C'Thlu 9 months ago

Who could resist that face?

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Karen Dyer 9 months ago

Beautiful eyes

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A B C 9 months ago

Awww, that's so incredibly cute

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Ang.stl 9 months ago

This guy could come live with me!! Such an interesting upside down spade!!

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Mascha Claessens 9 months ago

Those PAWS. <3 My gaawd.

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Dave van Es 9 months ago

The reason the shadow realm stays safe

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Sarah Carney 9 months ago

Bowie has come back to us! As a cat! 😊

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Richard 9 months ago

Spooky... a normal cat paw has only 4 toeclenches. *rotfl*

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Night Owl 9 months ago

So much fluff 😻

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Dave van Es 9 months ago

Overlord Coon protects us all

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Kathy Baylis 9 months ago

This cat's saying, "I am just Cat".

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MJ 9 months ago

Bagheera....

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bademlicikolatta 9 months ago

I wanna sit and talk about life with this cat.

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Dave van Es 9 months ago

I see pride. I see power. I see a bad-ass mother, who won't take crap off of nobody

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JustABobcat 9 months ago

"I just caaaan't waaaaaait to be kiiiiiiing!"

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Donna Reynolds 9 months ago

Magestic!

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Jaguarundi 9 months ago

Momma luving.

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bademlicikolatta 9 months ago

amazing eyes

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Han 9 months ago

God is a cat, sorry Ariana Grande.

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Jaguarundi 9 months ago

A tortoiseshell and her hatchling. So sweet.

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Luis Milian 9 months ago

his shadow is not agreeing with him

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Dani 8 months ago

This looks like an adult version of Gyspy, one of five kittens from the barn cat... she died when she was about nine months but these are her same markings and eyes!

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Michael Ritchey 9 months ago

Jack Nicholson

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Angela Anderson 9 months ago

I feel like I'm being judged

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Dave van Es 9 months ago

Meet Einstein

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JozeeMom 9 months ago

Whachoo looking at?

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Jaguarundi 9 months ago

A classic coon. Magnificent photo of this cat.

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Isa 9 months ago

Mooooommmmmm bring the meatloaf...

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JozeeMom 9 months ago

Majestic momma.

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JustABobcat 9 months ago

Ooo, the different eye-colour (heterochromia, I think it's called) is striking in this image.

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Krystine Patterson 9 months ago

Aslan lives.

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Night Owl 9 months ago

"Talk to the butt"

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Bernadette Van Wegen 9 months ago

That's not a Maine coon...

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PandaJon 9 months ago

The rare two-headed coon.

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Alan Wilkening 9 months ago

The last thing that mouse ever saw.

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bademlicikolatta 9 months ago

humble cat pic.

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JustABobcat 9 months ago

This one looks like my mom's kitty, Vincent. A big friendly furball that loves to flop over next to whoever he thinks will pet him (he's almost always right).

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Toujin C'Thlu 9 months ago

Ooh, a rare pic of a cat mid-headshake

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Slune 9 months ago

Sneak around the corner with the blueprint of my lover

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Slune 9 months ago

Shut up and piss of...

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Minka Kulenovic 8 months ago

Yes my dear I have been watching you for a long time and now you have to decide where you going to live?

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Taru-Elaari 9 months ago

The most majestic blep

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bademlicikolatta 9 months ago

That fur !..

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bademlicikolatta 9 months ago

Looks like a gangsta.

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bademlicikolatta 9 months ago (edited)

maine coons remind me of Akif Pirinçci's novels and cat characters of his books. Just like Felidae..

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hobbitly 9 months ago

That look ಠ_ಠ , fabulous!

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Rusty Michael 9 months ago

Sweet.

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