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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4 years ago

Gorgeous

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Melody Lanzatella
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4 years ago

OMG!

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Silke Hagemann
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4 years ago

How cute! I want one please.

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Yvonne Bernal
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4 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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4 years ago

Look at those huge velvet feet!!

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Yvonne Bernal
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4 years ago

Those eyes are mesmerizing! WoW!

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Yvonne Bernal
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4 years ago

What a little sleepy head!

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Linda C Clune
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4 years ago

Can't believe the coloring!

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Nikola Cekić
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4 years ago

Looks exactly like my Simba.

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Natasha Hill
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4 years ago

Magical!

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Laura Johnston
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4 years ago

Love that one whisker!

Cherie
Community Member
4 years ago

White tiger face. Not leonine.

Cheryle McCarthy
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4 years ago

Those eyes against all that white...stunning!

Debbie Turner
Community Member
4 years ago

My name is Snow as in snow queen

Bonita Allen
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4 years ago

Omg beautiful

Mayra Morales
Community Member
4 years ago

aww! to cute

Bonnie Atkinson
Community Member
4 years ago

I had one just like this one :) Someone told me she was very rare, after I had her spayed :(

Cherie
Community Member
4 years ago

Don't fret. Another rare kitty will be along any minute. They're prolific.

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Terry Quinn
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4 years ago

This looks like my Jack gone but never forgotten

Ramona Meischner
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1 year ago

It looks like he says I had enough catnip for the night LOL

Beatrice E Clark
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2 years ago

I always wondered if they came white,, just as prrtty

Louise Annucci
Community Member
3 years ago

It has to be a female, beautiful baby

Stefanie Bollen
Community Member
4 years ago

Gorgeous <3

Karissa Anzlin
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful

Robyn Merrett
Community Member
4 years ago

Soooo beautiful...

Dearcat O'Connell
Community Member
4 years ago

This is a perfect Maine Coon. Note the ear tips and whiskers. Also note the beautiful ruff. Perfect "shirt front".

Alyssa Vaisey
Community Member
4 years ago

Gandalf the White!

Lance Zimmerman
Community Member
4 years ago

He (?) looks mythical! Amazing!

Deanne Kirkpatrick
Community Member
4 years ago

WOW beautiful

Jozua
Community Member
4 years ago

Like Rabbit+Cat+Lion and... Dog ^^

Juls Robertson
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4 years ago

How Zsa Zsa! MeeOOw!

Michelle Forrest
Community Member
4 years ago

I want one of these

Sandra Paradis
Community Member
4 years ago

IL EST BEAU CE CHAT

Jill Long
Community Member
4 years ago

Pretty

Pam Holland
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow!. . . .

Linda Hobbs Toma
Community Member
4 years ago

It looks like he /she is about to utter some very profound and intelligent. Soooo very beautiful!

Julie Reynolds
Community Member
4 years ago

Gorgeous kitty. I lost my own Main Coon to old age many years ago.

Puddin Tane
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful

Kelly Buck
Community Member
4 years ago

I had one just like this up until two years ago. He was 15 when he passed. He was the most gentle soul and loved to fetch, as well as catch foil balls in the air, put it in his mouth, land on the ground, then would bring it to me. I miss him sooo much. <3

Stephen Rubin
Community Member
4 years ago

yall should give photogrpahing my all white coon a shot...lol stanley-st...c747ce.jpg stanley-stella-cute-face-butt-57b09f7c747ce.jpg

Nancy Pickering
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4 years ago

Reminds me of a Maine Coon my parents had...

Denise McKellar
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow .... beautiful

Margot Miller
Community Member
4 years ago

So sweet!

Michele Jankelow
Community Member
4 years ago

Magnificent!

Sarah Kemp
Community Member
4 years ago

amazing beauty

Lorie Morrison
Community Member
4 years ago

Suppora

Connie Leach
Community Member
4 years ago

I adore white cats :)

Helen Retjos
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4 years ago

Omg what a beauty

Patti Broun
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4 years ago

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Christine Mercier
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4 years ago

I hypnotize people with my eyes

Randy Starkey
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks like something from a fairy tale. Breathtaking!

Mary Henrich
Community Member
4 years ago

Joan Rivers has come back in her next life.

valerie crosby
Community Member
4 years ago

princess

Michele Rogel
Community Member
4 years ago

he/she reminds of a white lioness, she/he is GORGEOUS!

Simona Tugui
Community Member
4 years ago

nice rare snow white color,she is cute.

Simona Tugui
Community Member
4 years ago

beautiful .

Bryan Nepveu
Community Member
4 years ago

Like Ava Gabor!

Debra Driver
Community Member
4 years ago

My white female look exactly like this, large fluffy mane and all. And she is HUGE, she's got the biggest paws I've ever seen on a cat

Anita Bryner
Community Member
4 years ago

Beatiful!

Satya Bain
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful!

Anna Berg
Community Member
4 years ago

Difficult to pick a favorite but this one might be

Patricia Sirois
Community Member
4 years ago

Another sweet face - looks like an Ice Queen!

Rebecca Garrett
Community Member
4 years ago

David Lee Roth

M Diane Mattson
Community Member
4 years ago

Golden, almond shaped wonderful eyes!

M Diane Mattson
Community Member
4 years ago

Golden almond eyes!

Becky Dorricott
Community Member
4 years ago

A relative of the Aristocats?... Hehe

Rhon
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful snow storm

Patrick Neid
Community Member
4 years ago

Joan Rivers way down deep....

Pamela Freda
Community Member
4 years ago

When I see this I start missing my "Gabriel" even more"!!!!

Don Von Ebers
Community Member
4 years ago

Queen!

Glenda Schloff
Community Member
4 years ago

This and the orange striped are my favs

Lori Voiles
Community Member
4 years ago

stunning

Susan Corlies
Community Member
4 years ago

This one leaves me speechless.

Lucia Eldridge
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful eyes

Sandy Freeland
Community Member
4 years ago

XMelania Trump?

Cherie
Community Member
4 years ago

NONONO. Do not ruin this for others. ); -(

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cherry4nub
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4 years ago

look at the character in that face!

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Over Opinionated
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4 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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4 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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4 years ago

There all my favorite I couldn't choose

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Laura Johnston
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4 years ago

WoW....WoW those paws!

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Tiffany Place
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4 years ago

Tortieshell maincoon

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Beannguaq Øksnebjerg
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4 years ago

Gorgeous

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Kelly Gyger
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4 years ago

Love those tufts!

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Fred Smiff
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4 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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4 years ago

You purring to me?

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Christine McNally
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4 years ago

King of beasts

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Hiruya
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4 years ago

Hi you

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Mer
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4 years ago

DEM FEETS!! Love their ginormous paws!

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Beannguaq Øksnebjerg
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4 years ago

Rather royal looking :D

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Over Opinionated
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4 years ago

More then enough claws wow

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Shirley Boisvert
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4 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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4 years ago

Great side view!

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Victoria Hammond
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4 years ago

Trouble!

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Susanna Lowaffles
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4 years ago

Wow!

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Kat Lawrence
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4 years ago

I would name him Jafar from Aladdin!

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Over Opinionated
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4 years ago

The toe fuzz is super cute

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Debbie Turner
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4 years ago

What ? You talking to me

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Over Opinionated
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4 years ago

It sees a mouse

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Don Von Ebers
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4 years ago

The Black ones are gorgeous but this is my favorite!

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Christine Kommersmith
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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Hiruya
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4 years ago

Almost like a panther

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Rhon
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4 years ago

Stunning smoky pair

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Mer
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4 years ago

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

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Rhon
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4 years ago

Clear your lap I'm on my way!

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Janice Webster
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4 years ago

Triple decker.

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Victoria Hammond
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4 years ago

How adorable!?

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Denise Doolan
Community Member
4 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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4 years ago

I Am Not Amused!!!

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Donna Gardner
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4 years ago

Sweet face

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Debbie Turner
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4 years ago

That was great

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Christine Kommersmith
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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Lori Voiles
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4 years ago

gorgeous

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Christine Kommersmith
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4 years ago

somebody hurry up and brush me please

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Bill Hantzis
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4 years ago

Lead, steel and iron

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Jean Martin
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4 years ago

This is how it is done

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Beannguaq Øksnebjerg
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow

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Hannah Kobayashi
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4 years ago

I want you! <3

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Soulforger
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4 years ago

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

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Rhon
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4 years ago

Oh snuggle bunny!

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Trisha Clarke
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4 years ago

So dang sweet!!!!!!

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