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!

Annie Horne
Community Member
4 years ago

This one makes me think of Scar from The Lion King, perhaps because he's dark. His paws are huge and powerful looking.

Grace Barclay
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4 years ago

Cats have never forgotten that they were once Gods in Ancient Egypt. The Egyptians were right!

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Jack Rutledge
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4 years ago

Gorgeous

Daniel Evans
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4 years ago

I would absolutely LOVE to have this baby! He or she is just GORGEOUS!!! ????

David Newman
Community Member
3 years ago

Put YOUR hands on the table and let's play slaps! (I'll only need to play once... I don't miss, and you won't have a hand left to play again)

Debbie Turner
Community Member
4 years ago

Purr-fect

Tammy Beilhartz
Community Member
4 years ago

I want one. who is the breeder

Amena PlayaMom
Community Member
4 years ago

Incredible.

Patricia Sirois
Community Member
4 years ago

Pantherlike, and kinda grumpy, but absolutely spectacular!

Silke Hagemann
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow!

Karen Edwards
Community Member
1 year ago

Woe

Damien DiDonato
Community Member
1 year ago

I have a Kitten

Janis Ciparsons
Community Member
1 year ago

Hi do anybody know who own this looking for kitten.

Beatrice E Clark
Community Member
2 years ago

This cat is amazing,,The beauty in the face and eyes says it all.

Quinn Gariepy
Community Member
2 years ago

Does anyone know the breeder where this cat came from

Drew Watson
Community Member
3 years ago

My favorite

Lorraine
Community Member
3 years ago

Please can anyone recommend a breeder for this colour? I only ever found the red or silver ones. I would love a darker one. Thank you in advance

Patricia Sirois
Community Member
3 years ago

You can contact Gwendalyn Cole of Coonamata Cattery in Indiana. She's on Facebook and has her own website with the latter name (w/o Indiana). She might be able to steer you to a desired breeder.

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Bobbie Elle
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3 years ago

where can I get one like this

LouAnn Frizzell
Community Member
3 years ago

Now this is a cat!

Julie Hopkins
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow

Robyn Merrett
Community Member
4 years ago

So beautiful... Never seen or heard of this breed...

Aimee Webber
Community Member
4 years ago

Beyond stunning!

Aimee Webber
Community Member
4 years ago

Beyond stunning.

Kevin Bruff
Community Member
4 years ago

0.0

Mary Donaldson
Community Member
4 years ago

So handsome

Janice Derochie
Community Member
4 years ago

<3 it

Pennie Mase
Community Member
4 years ago

This is the most beautiful cat I have ever seen!

Jeannette Vasquez
Community Member
4 years ago

Absolutely Stunning Cat!♡♡♡♡

Angie Skidmore Hamm
Community Member
4 years ago

I want him

Teri Luedeman
Community Member
4 years ago

It is like he can see into my soul

Stacey Bussell-Seifert
Community Member
4 years ago

amazing

Kassie Manser-Groch
Community Member
4 years ago

Majestic.

Amelia Axenty
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful!, where can I get 1?

Jon Larmour
Community Member
4 years ago

worlds biggest house cat

Leasa Fortune
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow! What a magnnificent creature. It would be an honor to share his universe.

Angela Clark
Community Member
4 years ago

lovely stunning cats i would love to have one robert sijka takes beutiful photos .

Dearcat O'Connell
Community Member
4 years ago

Majastic!

Claire Henry
Community Member
4 years ago

OMG look at the size of the paws

Rhonda DiCarlo
Community Member
4 years ago

OMG I want another one.

Juls Robertson
Community Member
4 years ago

HAVE MERCY! YOUSA, YOUSA!

Bill Hantzis
Community Member
4 years ago

Judicial

Liesa Schrum
Community Member
4 years ago

very majestic

Shirley Fox Temple
Community Member
4 years ago

I would be afraid to go to sleep with this one around LOL!

Lisa Tuttlebury
Community Member
4 years ago

I want one, let the neighbourhood card beer this one up. ????????

Sandra Paradis
Community Member
4 years ago

la photo que vous publié est t-ELLE VRAIMENT UN CHAT

Jill Long
Community Member
4 years ago

Gorgeous

Laurie Kennedy Duran
Community Member
4 years ago

I believe in love at first sight now....meow

Donna Condlin
Community Member
4 years ago

This cat is beautiful!!!!

Lesley Twiss
Community Member
4 years ago

look at those paws!!!

Ellen Magill
Community Member
4 years ago

Would I love to have this one.

Bobbie Shepherd
Community Member
4 years ago

Awesome

Yvonne Hageness
Community Member
4 years ago

i want one

Diane Ash
Community Member
4 years ago

wow x

Keira Way
Community Member
4 years ago

he looks angry

Lindsay Mcnamara
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow

Carol Stephen
Community Member
4 years ago

What gorgeously orange eyes!

Christine Mucci
Community Member
4 years ago

Second favorite ❤

Betty Shepherd
Community Member
4 years ago

WOW;; TOTALLY FANTASTIC ;;;

Betty Shepherd
Community Member
4 years ago

Fantastic;;;

Margueret Lewis
Community Member
4 years ago

Love!!! Who is the breeder???

Leila Mohseni
Community Member
4 years ago

WOW!

Maureen Lattimore
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful

Sarah Kemp
Community Member
4 years ago

amazing

Wombat34
Community Member
4 years ago

What a magnificent monster

Brenda Roach
Community Member
4 years ago

Love'

Brenda Roach
Community Member
4 years ago

Just WOW'

Lorie Morrison
Community Member
4 years ago

Cobra

Vickey Booth
Community Member
4 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous!

Connie Leach
Community Member
4 years ago

Majestic :)

Patti Friedman
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful

Helen Hill
Community Member
4 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous

Lisa Nicole
Community Member
4 years ago

Are those paws photoshopped?

Damita DeFreece
Community Member
4 years ago

This one looks like a cross between a cat and a lion.

Vickie Whitlock
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful

Debbie Zilinski
Community Member
4 years ago

WOW!

Jeannie Briere
Community Member
4 years ago

Omg!!! I would love to have another Maincoon this one is stunning????????

Marlene Pemper-williams
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful cat

Michele Rogel
Community Member
4 years ago

My very favorite of all, what an absolute BEAUTY!!!! PANTHER-like face & such neat paws!!! MINE!!!

Donna Lodge
Community Member
4 years ago

Omg, stunning.. those feet are magnificent

Gretchen Timmons
Community Member
4 years ago

Look at the potty Paws on this guy!! Wow

Gretchen Timmons
Community Member
4 years ago

I hate autocorrect----pitty paws

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Kelly Ridenour Schlesinger
Community Member
4 years ago

This is my soulmate

Bernice Thompson
Community Member
4 years ago

Very majestic

Pati Angel
Community Member
4 years ago

So far beyond awesome!! I've always had Siamese or regular domestic shorthairs. I'd love to wake up with this face staring at me.

Sandy Hayes Tucker
Community Member
4 years ago

SO MAJESTIC LOOKING !

Jean Schweibish
Community Member
4 years ago

Serious cat.

Myrna Blakey
Community Member
4 years ago

Now thats an awesome cat!!

Rachel McKinnies
Community Member
4 years ago

Speechless

Cindy Wooden
Community Member
4 years ago

This cat is really handsome.

Linda Cline
Community Member
4 years ago

OMG awesome I Love this cat

Kathryn Soderstrom
Community Member
4 years ago

Amazing that Mother Nature comes up with these beauties. The paws....

Sharon Bedell
Community Member
4 years ago

Maine Coons take no crap from anyone but on the other hand are the most awesome cat a person can own. I have one.

Tena Bethel
Community Member
4 years ago

I want one

Caren Sappington
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful!

Carla Carr
Community Member
4 years ago

Look at those eyes!!!

Carey Lundin
Community Member
4 years ago

fierce!

Sue Mininni
Community Member
4 years ago

Incredible❣

Cécile Dahmé
Community Member
4 years ago

very impressive

Barb Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

Those feet!!!!

Elizabeth Spencer
Community Member
4 years ago

Handsome Fellow!

Linsey Skiver
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh that face! ????

Anna Berg
Community Member
4 years ago

This so captures the personality.

Carolyne Heck
Community Member
4 years ago

beautiful

Pierre Dion
Community Member
4 years ago

What a beautiful animal,,,

Rhon
Community Member
4 years ago

He takes my breath away!

Multi Chara
Community Member
4 years ago

- Like a Boss.

Mary Laniewski
Community Member
4 years ago

I really want to take you home!

Terry Weaver
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow what a beauty

Beth Hall
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful

Erika Fawcett
Community Member
4 years ago

So regal

Laurie Porter
Community Member
4 years ago

now I would love to have one

Roxann Malleck
Community Member
4 years ago

Awesome

Ginette Rochon
Community Member
4 years ago

Mysterious

Mike Tipton
Community Member
4 years ago

eric this was its daddy

Robin Ellison
Community Member
4 years ago

this is one majestic cat!

Lodeania Kuhn
Community Member
4 years ago

THEY ARE SO PRETTY I WANT ONE I LOVE CATS

Bonita Allen
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful I want one

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Quite some photography skills. "Model" nonewithstanding.

Tulip
Community Member
4 years ago

Holy Cow! its beauty is like a poem ...

Pat Carlisle
Community Member
4 years ago

I want one!!!!!

Mayra Morales
Community Member
4 years ago

omg so beautifull!

Pat Carlisle
Community Member
4 years ago

awesome!!!

Cynthia Campbell
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm speechless!

Beverly Hills
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh how I want him!

Callandergirl Hill
Community Member
4 years ago

. King

Claire Ward
Community Member
4 years ago

Haughty " I am the boss"

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

PURR-fection!

Susan Corlies
Community Member
4 years ago

Feline royalty.

Niqqui Grant
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow

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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
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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Christine Ladyman
Community Member
4 years ago

Look at those huge velvet feet!!

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

Those eyes are mesmerizing! WoW!

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

What a little sleepy head!

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Linda C Clune
Community Member
4 years ago

Can't believe the coloring!

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Nikola Cekić
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks exactly like my Simba.

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Natasha Hill
Community Member
4 years ago

Magical!

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Laura Johnston
Community Member
4 years ago

Love that one whisker!

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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
Community Member
4 years ago

WoW....WoW those paws!

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Tiffany Place
Community Member
4 years ago

Tortieshell maincoon

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Beannguaq Øksnebjerg
Community Member
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
Community Member
4 years ago

You purring to me?

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Christine McNally
Community Member
4 years ago

King of beasts

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Hiruya
Community Member
4 years ago

Hi you

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Mer
Community Member
4 years ago

DEM FEETS!! Love their ginormous paws!

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Beannguaq Øksnebjerg
Community Member
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
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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Patricia Sirois
Community Member
4 years ago

Great side view!

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Victoria Hammond
Community Member
4 years ago

Trouble!

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Susanna Lowaffles
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow!

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Kat Lawrence
Community Member
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
Community Member
4 years ago

What ? You talking to me

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Over Opinionated
Community Member
4 years ago

It sees a mouse

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Don Von Ebers
Community Member
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
Community Member
4 years ago

Stunning smoky pair

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Mer
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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Rhon
Community Member
4 years ago

Clear your lap I'm on my way!

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Janice Webster
Community Member
4 years ago

Triple decker.

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Victoria Hammond
Community Member
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
Community Member
4 years ago

I Am Not Amused!!!

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Donna Gardner
Community Member
4 years ago

Sweet face