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!

More info: ShopWebsite | Instagram | Facebook

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Han
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2 years 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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Ashley Say Wha?!?
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2 years ago

This pic is my fav! Their poses are so cute and both are such beautiful cats!

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Toujin C'Thlu
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2 years ago

Who could resist that face?

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Ashley Say Wha?!?
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2 years ago

Mufasa?

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Karen Dyer
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2 years ago

Beautiful eyes

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Luis Milian
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2 years ago

bath time

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Ang.stl
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2 years ago

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

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bademlicikolatta
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2 years ago (edited)

Wow those paws baby!

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Dave van Es
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2 years ago

The reason the shadow realm stays safe

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Sarah Carney
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2 years ago

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

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Pigeon named Beans
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2 years ago

Lots of toebeans!

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MagicalUnicorn
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2 years ago

my dream!

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Dave van Es
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2 years ago

Overlord Coon protects us all

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Kathy Baylis
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2 years ago

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

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

This cat look so kind and regal!

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Ang.stl
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2 years ago

This guy looks more like a lynx or bobcat with the ear tufts!

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Luis Milian
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2 years ago

(づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ

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Luis Milian
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2 years ago

Majestic!!!

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Cat on a bike
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2 years ago

perfection!

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Jaguarundi
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2 years ago

Momma luving.

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Toujin C'Thlu
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2 years ago

Cutie pie with pretty eyes

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Han
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2 years ago

God is a cat, sorry Ariana Grande.

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Jaguarundi
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2 years ago

A tortoiseshell and her hatchling. So sweet.

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Luis Milian
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2 years ago

his shadow is not agreeing with him

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Rusty Michael
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2 years ago

Beautiful Copper eyes!

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Michael Ritchey
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2 years ago

Jack Nicholson

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JozeeMom
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2 years ago

Do my bidding MORTALS!

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Dave van Es
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2 years ago

Meet Einstein

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JozeeMom
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2 years ago

Whachoo looking at?

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Jaguarundi
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2 years ago

A classic coon. Magnificent photo of this cat.

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Isa
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2 years ago

Mooooommmmmm bring the meatloaf...

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JozeeMom
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2 years ago

Majestic momma.

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JustABobcat
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2 years ago

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

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Dave van Es
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2 years ago

Lightguide drill-instructor

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2 years ago

Main-coon playback show

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PandaJon
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2 years ago

The rare two-headed coon.

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2 years ago

The last thing that mouse ever saw.

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bademlicikolatta
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2 years ago

humble cat pic.

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JustABobcat
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

Ooh, a rare pic of a cat mid-headshake

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Slune
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2 years ago

Sneak around the corner with the blueprint of my lover

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Slune
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2 years ago

Shut up and piss of...

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Maddie Cashen
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2 years ago

so snowy white so un like christmas where i live

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Taru-Elaari
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2 years ago

The most majestic blep

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bademlicikolatta
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2 years ago

That fur !..

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bademlicikolatta
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2 years ago

Looks like a gangsta.

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bademlicikolatta
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

That look ಠ_ಠ , fabulous!

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Mejie
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2 years ago

those toe beans are telling me to piss off quietly and never comeback.

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