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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Ellen Ford
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4 years ago

I want this cat!

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Melody Lanzatella
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4 years ago

OMG!

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Christine Ladyman
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4 years ago

Well,,,,, I'm in love!!????

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Tanya VanSantvoort
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4 years ago

Beautiful

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Christine Ladyman
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4 years ago

Look at those huge velvet feet!!

Grace Barclay
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4 years ago

Look at the Elizabethan Ruff around the neck...breathtaking.

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Ramona Meischner
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1 year ago

😙😙😙💘💘💘🌷⚘🌷⚘💘💘😙😙

Debbie Turner
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4 years ago

Comb please

Pierre Dion
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4 years ago

Royalty at it's best,,,,,,

Yvonne Bernal
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4 years ago

This cat displays all the energy of puurrroud!

Zombie Gurl
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4 years ago

Lions

Melody Lanzatella
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4 years ago

GORGEOUS!

Teresa Anderson
Community Member
2 years ago

Intimidating

Beatrice E Clark
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2 years ago

Part kitty. PART LION .

Beatrice E Clark
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2 years ago

These cats are the most beautiful I have ever saw,,and I have Looked at a lot of Cats.I just love them,so beautiful.

Sherry Buenrostro
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow~~~~

Charley C
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2 years ago

Looks like a male lion with that furry chest! Gorgeous feline

Quinn Gariepy
Community Member
2 years ago

Does anyone know the breeder where this cat came from

Bonnie Gill
Community Member
3 years ago

I am questioning this cat only due to the large dog type muzzle. Yes its a fabulous photo, but as I look into its eyes, and look closely at the face, maybe its minded with Norwegian forest cat? Just wondering. Not questioning the obvious grandeur it possesses!! Just stunning!

Cindy Hermans
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3 years ago

Absolutely beautiful

Betsy Joseph
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4 years ago

Where is this cattery?

Betsy Joseph
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4 years ago

Where is this chattery?

Gary Dorn
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4 years ago

Kneel before me and I may let you live human.

Robyn Merrett
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4 years ago

Holy moly... beautiful

Barbara Williams
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4 years ago

My favorite..

Barbara Williams
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4 years ago

Beautiful!

Janice Derochie
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4 years ago

amazing

Stacey Bussell-Seifert
Community Member
4 years ago

beautiful

Donna Blaisdell Smith
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4 years ago

This one is so beautiful, they are all beautiful. I want this one.

Cristal Hopkins
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4 years ago

Looks like a black and gray lion, beautiful mane

Alyssa Vaisey
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4 years ago

I want to call him Gandalf!

Cathy Giovannetti
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4 years ago

Love that mane

Jill Long
Community Member
4 years ago

Adorable

Bill Shoemaker
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4 years ago

Beautiful cat!

Monica Lima
Community Member
4 years ago

reizinho

Harriet Johson
Community Member
4 years ago

Deserves a very royal name

Margot Miller
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4 years ago

Lion King!

Michele Jankelow
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4 years ago

Amazing!

Sarah Kemp
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4 years ago

wow

Fran Irwin
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4 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous animal, but waking up with this fellow on my chest would be heart-stopping! I'll stick w/my Singapuras.

Lorie Morrison
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4 years ago

Alexia

Patti Friedman
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4 years ago

Wow good looking

Silvia Noble
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4 years ago

I WANT THIS CAT

Christine Mercier
Community Member
4 years ago

Let me tell you I'm the boss

Debbie Zilinski
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful!

Mary Henrich
Community Member
4 years ago

'Young lady, you knew the rules beforehand, and you did this anyway. There is no appeal. Take your punishment like an adult.'

Georgianna Miller
Community Member
4 years ago

Majestic!

Barbara Devaney
Community Member
4 years ago

Majestic looking!!

Tracie Callan
Community Member
4 years ago

Gorgeous

Jean Schweibish
Community Member
4 years ago

If you could say a cat was giving a disdainful look - I'd say this is the cat!

Reatha Carey
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4 years ago

this is one has a long beard. Beautiful

Brenda Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

I just want to know where to find this breed at? I would love to own one of them

Angela Drake
Community Member
4 years ago

Stunning

Susan Barker
Community Member
4 years ago

Your an amazing photographer, this breed is a king among the cat breed. Very majestic and regal.

Joanne Di Stefano
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful

J Oliver
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4 years ago

I wish that he could have photographed my late Oberon. http://www.catster.com/cats/100240 2-57af35613bdbe.jpg 2-57af35613bdbe.jpg

Jillian Alexander
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4 years ago

My favourite

Patricia Meerhout
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4 years ago

Splendid!

Christel Tuijtel-van Der Waal
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4 years ago

Beautiful

Larry Smith
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4 years ago

Mufasa!

Judy Downey
Community Member
4 years ago

So...very regal!

Patricia Sirois
Community Member
4 years ago

So regal, and yes - those feet!

Rhon
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4 years ago

King of all he surveys!

Alena Mccrum
Community Member
4 years ago

WOW

Rita De Den
Community Member
4 years ago

Nettie, look at these cats

Diana Hansen
Community Member
4 years ago

and they are the BEST pets! we had 2 of them a mom and baby and i still miss them

Sharon Brauchle
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful

Erika Fawcett
Community Member
4 years ago

Gorgeous

Darline Haryasz
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful cat ! Love the amber eyes and mane

Sheila Polston
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4 years ago

Their mane is fabulous!!!!!????????????????????

Jana Lengyelová
Community Member
4 years ago

Purrfection

Nancy Helgeson
Community Member
4 years ago

Elegance!

Mayra Morales
Community Member
4 years ago

look at that beautifull hair and those eyes!

Alison D. Cohen
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4 years ago

Magnificent!

Cindy Alfera
Community Member
4 years ago

Stunning!

Beverly Hills
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4 years ago

OMG...I love his mane!

Wendy Nugent
Community Member
4 years ago

Love the mane.

Lidija Mezic
Community Member
4 years ago

The Beauty and the Beast <3

Ginger Snap
Community Member
4 years ago

I WANT HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Barbara Fox
Community Member
4 years ago

Love the majestic look of that light grey ruff!

Claire Ward
Community Member
4 years ago

second favourite, stunning looks like a monster British Blue

Nancy Helsper
Community Member
4 years ago

Close relative of the lion!

Charles Mcshane
Community Member
4 years ago

Amazing those are beautiful animals

Sheila Rabenberg
Community Member
4 years ago

So Beautiful

Nathalie Le Maire
Community Member
4 years ago

I could cuddle with him for hours on end!

Mechelle Boyd
Community Member
4 years ago

I want this one....beautiful!

Laura Johnston
Community Member
4 years ago

Breathtakingly beautiful.

Susan Corlies
Community Member
4 years ago

Exquisite!

Youshoud B Dansin
Community Member
4 years ago

شيخ الجبل

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Kimberly Killian
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4 years ago

Big boys..

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Энжигэ Энхмандах
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4 years ago

Awww

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Christine Ladyman
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4 years ago

Exquisitel

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Lucia Eldridge
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4 years ago

My dream cat!

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Natasha Hill
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4 years ago

Magical!

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Lucia Eldridge
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4 years ago

Beautiful eyes

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Katerina Markova
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4 years ago

Meet Amelie, my lovely mainecoon (@ameliethefox on Instagram)! sousouni-2...bddd2f.jpg sousouni-2-2-57adebfbddd2f.jpg

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Maisa Chaves
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4 years ago

my half main coon looked like this when he was a kitten. =D

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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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Gwenyth Mumford
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4 years ago

First time I saw my favorite, I thought it was #18. It's #22. This one!

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Ingeborg Børch
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4 years ago

Paws!

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Stef Fini
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4 years ago

What a regal girl!!

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Beannguaq Øksnebjerg
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4 years ago

Gorgeous

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Lell Gee
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4 years ago

Beautiful....

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Frances Landers Perez
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4 years ago

I see you...

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Maisa Chaves
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4 years ago

You purring to me?

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Mechelle Boyd
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4 years ago

Gorgeous! !!

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Hiruya
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4 years ago

Hi you

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Marijana
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4 years ago

????

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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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Sharni Alexander
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4 years ago

Stunning

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Beannguaq Øksnebjerg
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4 years ago

Lovely

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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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Cynthia Campbell
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4 years ago

Magical, shiny black Leopard

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Jorune Jorune
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4 years ago

look at those paws!!

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Debi Miller
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4 years ago

What' Do You Want !!!

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Susanna Lowaffles
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4 years ago

Beautiful sleek fur

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Marie Boisvert
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4 years ago

Gorgeous

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Christine Kommersmith
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4 years ago

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

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Beannguaq Øksnebjerg
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4 years ago

Purrr at me

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Karen Harmonson
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4 years ago

Twins

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Fae Colby
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4 years ago

So majestic

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Jennifer Ton
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4 years ago

Stealthy

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Hiruya
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4 years ago

Wow

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Victoria Hammond
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4 years ago

How adorable!?

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Amanda Ballew
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4 years ago

Want...

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J Duryee
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4 years ago

Love it!

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Jolleen Hoecherl
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4 years ago

Solitude sweet solitude

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Kristina Meredith
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4 years ago

This is a beautiful cat.

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Christine Kommersmith
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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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Teresa Parks
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4 years ago

Love the black face against the gray. So photogenic

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Don Von Ebers
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4 years ago

The middle one looks angry...ha!

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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
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4 years ago

Wow

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