Let photographer Robert Sijka introduce you to Maine Coons - domesticated big cat breed that sure will leave you in awe. These fluffy cats are basically the closest thing to a lynx that you can share your home with, without worrying too much about your well-being.

Sijka always saw Maine Coon cats as majestic, almost mythical, not overly cute cats and now he came up with a way to share that image with the rest of us: "My passions are cats and photography, I do my best to combine these two things as good as possible," the photographer shares on his website. And he managed to combine those passions perfectly in his royal-like Maine Coon cat photo series.

He got the inspiration from a "photo of Dolce Vita and De La Loo - two of the most majestic black Maine Coon kittens photographed beautifully on a simple black background," Robert told Cat Behaviourist. And ever since that moment, he was creating these mesmerizing portraits himself.

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Silke Hagemann
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6 years ago

Gorgeous

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Melody Lanzatella
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6 years ago

OMG!

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Silke Hagemann
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6 years ago

How cute! I want one please.

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Yvonne Bernal
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6 years ago

I can't stop staring at this one! Beautiful, both the cat and the photography!

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Christine Ladyman
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6 years ago

Look at those huge velvet feet!!

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Yvonne Bernal
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6 years ago

Those eyes are mesmerizing! WoW!

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Yvonne Bernal
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6 years ago

What a little sleepy head!

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Linda C Clune
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6 years ago

Can't believe the coloring!

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Nikola Cekić
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6 years ago

Looks exactly like my Simba.

Burt Tschache
Community Member
6 years ago

I guess that MC #7 and Simba, look just like our Red looked. That's right, an orange tabby Maine Coon named Red. It just seemed to fit his personality.

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Debbie Turner
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6 years ago

Take me to your lap

Michele Rogel
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6 years ago

ANOTHER BEAUTY!!!

Lucia Eldridge
Community Member
6 years ago

My dream cat!

Louise Annucci
Community Member
4 years ago

Love the coloring

Dona Champion
Community Member
4 years ago

looks like my Decker

Cindy Hermans
Community Member
4 years ago

This one looks like my boy Tigger..he's huge looks just like this guy..I don't know if he has some Maine coon in him or not he's a rescue sense 8 weeks old

Cecile Robbins
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful

Betsy Joseph
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow!

Robyn Merrett
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow

Peggy Craig
Community Member
6 years ago

Don't care the scoring, would love to have this gorgeous baby!

Peggy Craig
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6 years ago

Don't care tHe number, I'd love to have this beauty!

Janice Derochie
Community Member
6 years ago

beautiful

Toby Mccreadie
Community Member
6 years ago

Marty here's an orange one for you.

Angie Skidmore Hamm
Community Member
6 years ago

Looks like my boys, just they aren't as big.

Stacey Bussell-Seifert
Community Member
6 years ago

beautiful

Kikka io
Community Member
6 years ago

o my.... seems my poor Drago. He lived only three years old but has been theapple of my eyes and still today, after fifteen years I can not think of him without feeling a twinge in the heart of sorrow and regret.

Cathy Giovannetti
Community Member
6 years ago

beautiful orange color

Jill Long
Community Member
6 years ago

So adorable

Lazy Panda
Community Member
6 years ago

That looks exactly like my cat, Simba, who is also a Maine Coon

Pat Rumsey-Craske
Community Member
6 years ago

Looks just like the one I had ---he was really mean

Monika Sharier
Community Member
6 years ago

this one looks more like a Tabbby with the M on the forehead.

John Backus
Community Member
6 years ago

Beautiful !!!

Monica Lima
Community Member
6 years ago

dignos de vencer concursos

Margot Miller
Community Member
6 years ago

They are so wonderful

Maureen Lattimore
Community Member
6 years ago

This cat is lovely

Sarah Kemp
Community Member
6 years ago

sweet

Lorie Morrison
Community Member
6 years ago

Brandy

Kathy White
Community Member
6 years ago

Beautiful Majestic cat

Helen Retjos
Community Member
6 years ago

Love this cat what colors

Rachel Hom
Community Member
6 years ago

I have always been a sucker for orange cats... beautiful!

Tianna Donham
Community Member
6 years ago

It looks like lionheart from the Warriors series!!!

Cherlyn Togersen
Community Member
6 years ago

Looks like my Leo!

Sabrina Fienhold
Community Member
6 years ago

*looks at picture, looks at my Maine coon cat, looks back at picture, looks back at cat* What the hell happened to you?

Jane Marcuse
Community Member
6 years ago

Exactly like our Liam ( Gaelic for the cat)

Christine Mercier
Community Member
6 years ago

What you looking at can't you see I'm perfect

Marlene Pemper-williams
Community Member
6 years ago

So need him

Tracie Callan
Community Member
6 years ago

Wow!

Rhonda Louder Sidor
Community Member
6 years ago

Absolutely Beautiful

Art Animal
Community Member
6 years ago

CROOKSHANKS!!!!!!!!!!!

Pualani Dalton
Community Member
6 years ago

All I'm saying is that if this cat asked me to kill for him, I'd do it.

Angela Ybarra
Community Member
6 years ago

I have a Maine Coon that looks just like this one. His name is Ursala's Prince Kisses of Oakbear. We call him Kisses.

Janice la Pinta
Community Member
6 years ago

Looks like my Reginald

Carol Deaver
Community Member
6 years ago

killer catty

Colette Gideon
Community Member
6 years ago

Ah! My Toby. Gone but, never forgotten. Thanks for that, guys.

Patricia Sirois
Community Member
6 years ago

My sister has a Nahla and Simba! They are so intelligent, and this one is so regal!

Petunia Nuezic
Community Member
6 years ago

The king of kings

Rhon
Community Member
6 years ago

Stunning

Beatrijs Anckaert
Community Member
6 years ago

All time favorite, what a cat!!!!

Amy Hoffman
Community Member
6 years ago

He looks like my Robbie. So beautiful.

Bonita Taylor
Community Member
6 years ago

Looks like my Sonny!

Bonita Allen
Community Member
6 years ago

Lovely

Cathy Sanfilipo
Community Member
6 years ago

That is Per Bear!

Mayra Morales
Community Member
6 years ago

wow beautifull!

Kathy Starbuck
Community Member
6 years ago

Beautiful

Cat Morningstar
Community Member
6 years ago

Looks like my Bubba did.

Claire Ward
Community Member
6 years ago

gotta be my favourite, awesome

Wendy Landry Ross
Community Member
6 years ago

I Had One Like this... Sad Cause they Get so Fat...Their Life is not As Long As a Regular House cat ...and require so much attention and Care...Daily

Terrie Balmer
Community Member
6 years ago

Not fat..they're big boned and they don't come into their full size until the age of five. Mine is now 18 years old at 20 pound give and take a few ounces... So if they're given the best cat food and have no health problems to begin with, they can live longer. Mine doesn't want commercial canned cat food anymore so I just make her food from scratch with, chicken or fish and veggies and broth and she loves it. But she'll still eat the dry cat kibble. She sleeps a lot these days, but when she has to or wants to she can still streak across the apartment quite quickly.

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Yvonne Bernal
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6 years ago

Reminds me of Morris the Cat...

Susan Corlies
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6 years ago

I have a weakness for orange cats... just gorgeous!!

Kathryn Soderstrom
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6 years ago

Love those Tommy boys

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Natasha Hill
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6 years ago

Magical!

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Laura Johnston
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6 years ago

Love that one whisker!

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cherry4nub
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6 years ago

look at the character in that face!

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Over Opinionated
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6 years ago

So blue eyes against the gray they almost glow... such a beautiful kitten

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Over Opinionated
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6 years ago

Those feet are serious I'd not want to be on the receiving end of those

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Over Opinionated
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6 years ago

There all my favorite I couldn't choose

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Laura Johnston
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6 years ago

WoW....WoW those paws!

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Tiffany Place
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6 years ago

Tortieshell maincoon

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Beannguaq Øksnebjerg
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6 years ago

Gorgeous

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Kelly Gyger
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6 years ago

Love those tufts!

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Fred Smiff
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6 years ago

Meet Merlin he was just over a year old here 10277785_6...9b3ee3.jpg 10277785_663884786982584_224987251027504060_n-57af96e9b3ee3.jpg

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Maisa Chaves
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6 years ago

You purring to me?

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Christine McNally
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6 years ago

King of beasts

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Hiruya
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6 years ago

Hi you

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Mer
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6 years ago

DEM FEETS!! Love their ginormous paws!

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Beannguaq Øksnebjerg
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6 years ago

Rather royal looking :D

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Over Opinionated
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6 years ago

More then enough claws wow

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Shirley Boisvert
Community Member
6 years ago

These cats are all so beautiful, They don't even look real. Beautiful photographs!

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Patricia Sirois
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6 years ago

Great side view!

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Victoria Hammond
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6 years ago

Trouble!

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Susanna Lowaffles
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6 years ago

Wow!

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Kat Lawrence
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6 years ago

I would name him Jafar from Aladdin!

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Over Opinionated
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6 years ago

The toe fuzz is super cute

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Debbie Turner
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6 years ago

What ? You talking to me

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Over Opinionated
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6 years ago

It sees a mouse

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Don Von Ebers
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6 years ago

The Black ones are gorgeous but this is my favorite!

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Christine Kommersmith
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6 years ago

even ity bity most likely still larger than my 20 pounder - soo cute

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Hiruya
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6 years ago

Almost like a panther

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Rhon
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6 years ago

Stunning smoky pair

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Mer
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6 years ago

"Yes...you may serve me now..."

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Rhon
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6 years ago

Clear your lap I'm on my way!

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Janice Webster
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6 years ago

Triple decker.

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Victoria Hammond
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6 years ago

How adorable!?

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Denise Doolan
Community Member
6 years ago

Back in the eighties, we had a beautiful boy with similar markings and true green eyes. We named him Pistachio. Miss him still.

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Debi Miller
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6 years ago

I Am Not Amused!!!

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Donna Gardner
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6 years ago

Sweet face

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Debbie Turner
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6 years ago

That was great

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Christine Kommersmith
Community Member
6 years ago

what is that? is that a toy? bring it here !!!

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Lori Voiles
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6 years ago

gorgeous

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Christine Kommersmith
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6 years ago

somebody hurry up and brush me please

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Bill Hantzis
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6 years ago

Lead, steel and iron

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Jean Martin
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6 years ago

This is how it is done

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Beannguaq Øksnebjerg
Community Member
6 years ago

Wow

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Hannah Kobayashi
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6 years ago

I want you! <3

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Soulforger
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6 years ago

Take my paw and let's rule the world together!

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Rhon
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6 years ago

Oh snuggle bunny!

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