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

Patti Costa
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3 years ago

I truly thought I had a Maine Coon but after looking at these pictures and ready the story I know now that I do not.

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Håvard Solvang
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4 years ago

Lion King gone Film Noir

Naomi Patricia
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4 years ago

Lol

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Ellen Ford
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4 years ago

I want this cat!

Debbie Turner
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4 years ago

BEAUTIFUL

Amena PlayaMom
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4 years ago

Incredibly beautiful and filled with dignity.

Brenda Temple
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4 years ago

Stunning

Donna Overall
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4 years ago

My upstairs neighbor has one that weighs 33 pounds. His name is Thunder, and he looks just like the above picture.

Nathalie Le Maire
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4 years ago

Majestic

Anne Chrostek
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4 years ago

Stunning Maine Coon beautifully photographed. Truly a majestic animal.

Krisann Ellis
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4 years ago

All of these pictures are stunning.

Darla Red Hail
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4 years ago

WOW!!

Ruth Gadsby
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4 years ago

Breathtaking!

Alyssa Vaisey
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4 years ago

Gandalf the Grey!

John Backus
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4 years ago

We have a beautiful Maine Coon that lives with us. He is Max Backus and even has his own FB page- check it out!

Callandergirl Hill
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4 years ago

Stunning

Barbara Fox
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4 years ago

Beautiful

Claire Ward
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4 years ago

Me, "well I really am the best of the bunch"

Alisa Islam
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4 years ago

https://vimeo.com/178644212

Lou Wow
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4 years ago

Looks like a lion.

Carol Stephen
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4 years ago

He does, especially with his long muzzle...

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Christina McGowan
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4 years ago

I have always wanted one. They are gorgeous

Chiranjeev Sharma
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4 years ago

Purrfect!

Gary Hill
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9 months ago

WOW

ray fendley
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1 year ago

That is a very beautiful smile I want one

Mark Andrzejewski
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1 year ago

I want 3 of them

Damien DiDonato
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1 year ago

Maine Coon Kitten

Таня Сбоева
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1 year ago

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Monica Atkins
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1 year ago

Beautiful

s petterson
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1 year ago

Boo!

Teresa Anderson
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1 year ago

The face is almost human-like.

Teresa Anderson
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1 year ago

Mesmerizing (sp?)

Quinn Gariepy
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2 years ago

Does anyone know the breeder where this cat came from

Christine Jorgensen
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2 years ago

I would love to find a breader for one like this

Cindy Marks
Community Member
3 years ago

What a Beauty!!!

TheReader19
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3 years ago

I cannot get over how beautiful and majestic this cat is. He looks so wise, I can just imagine him in a magical land were he tells stories to all his grand kids! But then I am as mad as a hatter

Linda Wagner
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4 years ago

Handsome and gorgeous! You'd never guess how love able and sweet these guys are!

Julie Hopkins
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4 years ago

Beautiful

Riley Smith
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4 years ago

Beautiful

Karen Mcquoid
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4 years ago

nice pussy cat

Robyn Merrett
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4 years ago

Wow... Such beautiful cats!!! Never seen this breed before... Thank you for the photos

Tracy Kirouac
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4 years ago

Gorgeous Cat.I want one 🙀 They have spotted ones to that look wild like a leopard both beautiful cats! ❤️

Aimee Webber
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4 years ago

Beyond gorgeous.

Virginia Lavoie
Community Member
4 years ago

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS.. I SO LOVE THIS BREED

Joan Hinson Long
Community Member
4 years ago

This the most beautiful photographs of MaineCoons I have ever viewed.

Yolanda Collins
Community Member
4 years ago

This is a majestic rendition of the breed. This is the aura this particular breed of cat exhibits. My beauty, Natalie was strawberry blond with four with white paws, white mane and white tip of her tail, which when she walked was always raised in a regal fashion (straight up). Her eyes I thought were gold, but when she was serene, they would change to green. I would sometimes wrap a string of pearls around her neck, and you would not be able to tell her she was not royalty. She was amazing, and I think of her every single day. Mr. Sijka, you did this breed justice.

Tracy Cain
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4 years ago

Beautiful... Simply beautiful

Mary Donaldson
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4 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous

Janice Derochie
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4 years ago

wow

Dee R
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4 years ago

want

Jeannette Vasquez
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4 years ago

Absolutely Stunning Cat!♡♡♡♡

Karen Rutherford
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4 years ago

Woo!

Wendy Skyles-Ayrhart
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4 years ago

Beautiful i want one

Damien DiDonato
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1 year ago

I have Kitten

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Teri Luedeman
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4 years ago

Good day your highness

Stacey Bussell-Seifert
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4 years ago

beautiful

Kassie Manser-Groch
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4 years ago

Beautiful.

Tricia Ann
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4 years ago

What is their temperament like? I don't really like cats much, but these beauties might change that.

Yolanda Collins
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4 years ago

I can only speak on Natalie. She loved people. She was the only cat I ever encountered who would stay in the room when company or strangers arrived, and wanted to be petted. She was very patient with children even when they pulled at her, she would not swipe at them. She was the first cat I ever owned. I got her from a friend, (I found out from a neighbor) that was mistreating her. I'd always had dogs, and I trained her like I'd done my dogs. I had no scratches on my furniture. She could mimic a bird's call (found a live bird in her mouth, I don't know how she got it I lived in Manhattan). She'd even try and talk to you, and answer you when you responded. She was very well tempered.

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Anthoney Ocallaghan
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4 years ago

O.m.g i so much wud love to stroke one ov them.xx

Angela Clark
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4 years ago

stunning cat .

Linda Young
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4 years ago

Incredible Job!

Wilhelm Stuttgart
Community Member
4 years ago

I WANT A MAINE COON!

Joyce Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

This is the one I want! Anyone know a breeder in central Jersey where I can get a kitten?

Rhonda DiCarlo
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful cat I have one at home but it doesn't look like yours. My cat is Frankie he is a Maine Coon he's a big boy. His personality is like he's the boss of the house and nothing bothers him. He's a good cat

Rhonda DiCarlo
Community Member
4 years ago

I have a main coon I wish I could post him. But I don't see a icon of a camera to pull him up. I would love to know more about him. They are beautiful cats

Juls Robertson
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4 years ago

HUBBA HUBBA!

Karen Lara
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4 years ago

What a Beauty!!!

Susan Bentley
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4 years ago

What a beauty!

Jill Long
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4 years ago

Wow beautiful

Linda Ray-Arabian
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4 years ago

Looks like a little gray lion.

Marion Casaburi
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4 years ago

beautiful

Naomi Patricia
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4 years ago

Those eyes will forever haunt me

Raven Sky
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4 years ago

Fabulous????????

Oma Neal
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4 years ago

they are all beautiful. Snouts like lions.

Marie Crandall
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4 years ago

My cat, Ricky, was a Maine Coon cat who lived to be 22 years old. Long, beautiful gray fur around face, neck, arm pits and back of legs, loved to be groomed, it was his spa day. He was truly a gentle giant, never hissed, growled, clawed, ever. He had a sense of humor and loved to be loved. Got him his own Chihuahua puppy when he was 18 and lonely. Turned him back to his youth, they loved taking turns playing the mouse in cat and mouse. He was a lover. Miss my boy.

Thomas Carty
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4 years ago

Like a lion with the mane!!!

Goda Cirulytė
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful!

Rosemary McGarry
Community Member
4 years ago

mini grey/blue lion love the pic'

Bobbie Shepherd
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4 years ago

Beautiful

shermes
Community Member
4 years ago

Reminds me of an old warrior.

Elaine Heberle
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4 years ago

Beautiful face and eyes.

Ibrahim Abas
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4 years ago

WOW what a beauty and majestic cat!

Diane Ash
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4 years ago

Beautiful x

Deanna Campise
Community Member
4 years ago

Magnificent creation of God.

Carole Betson-Harris
Community Member
4 years ago

Here kitty, kitty......

Christine Mucci
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4 years ago

My favorite

Heather Mcathie
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow!

Mike Washburne
Community Member
4 years ago

WOW!

Monica Lima
Community Member
4 years ago

espetaculo!!!

Cathi Dixon
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful

Harriet Johson
Community Member
4 years ago

wouldn't want to mess with this beautiful cat

Yolanda Collins
Community Member
4 years ago

Granted, they do have large paws. I pitied the mouse who ventured into their territory.

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Jetty Cant
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4 years ago

Beautiful

Rosanna Jerkins
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4 years ago

regal

Maureen Lattimore
Community Member
4 years ago

Fallen in love with this cat. The Maine coon is the totally amazing

Margot Miller
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4 years ago

Sooo Beautiful!

Margot Miller
Community Member
4 years ago

Magnificent!

Sarah Kemp
Community Member
4 years ago

beautiful

Gillian Concannon
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh my goodness such beauty

Brenda Roach
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4 years ago

Love'

Tsufan
Community Member
4 years ago

like a grey lion O_O

Goldman
Community Member
4 years ago

The mighty lion!!!!

Deb Lemelin
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4 years ago

Gorgeous! Just so beautiful!

Lorie Morrison
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4 years ago

Serratay

Patti Friedman
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful

Helen Hill
Community Member
4 years ago

Gorgeous

Kimberly Silvas
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks like a small lion

Lori Watts
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks like a black lion. Stunning!

Tammy Ford
Community Member
4 years ago

Just Beautiful

Rachael Jensen
Community Member
4 years ago

looks like my cat, greyghost

Jeannie Briere
Community Member
4 years ago

I am in love????????

Jeannie Briere
Community Member
4 years ago

This guy is so beautiful ????????

Tabatha Vassey
Community Member
4 years ago

There's not even a word that describes how gorgeous!! Oh my goodness!

Dixie Haeg
Community Member
4 years ago

This looks like our Stryker cat

Michele Rogel
Community Member
4 years ago

this one reminds me of a lion of a different color w/a gorgeous mane. Not my favorite but beautiful too!!!

Kirk Archibald
Community Member
4 years ago

Handsome fella

Fiona Abrahams
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow!

Linda Howell
Community Member
4 years ago

I swear that this cat breed is the model for the beast in the original Beauty and the Beast TV seies.

Ingrid Jost
Community Member
4 years ago

Good looking cat wow !

Jean Schweibish
Community Member
4 years ago

Magestic. A perfect model for a costume designer doing a CATS production!

Karen Bailey Swackhammer
Community Member
4 years ago

I would to have one this beautiful cats, I had one and he pasted away 10yrs ago and now I feel it's time to find another but been looking no luck, they are so beautiful it make my heart melt

Sheila Lopez
Community Member
4 years ago

Just like a lion!!!

Jodi Durham
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful!

Luna Hobbs
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful .i want one.

Judy B. Bryant
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful love this

Cindy Wooden
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful Cat. Did they cut the cats fur to give it the appearance of a mane or is this natural?

Toni Hagan
Community Member
4 years ago

Manes are natural. They have fluffy tails, britches and fur tufts between their pads in their overly large paws.

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Sharon Bedell
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4 years ago

Maine coons are an awesome cat, on the other hand they take no crap from anyone. A personality of their own for sure. I have one.

April Wallace
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4 years ago

I want this photo enlarged above my bed

Janis Stanley
Community Member
4 years ago

Stunning! And, they usually are the gentlest cat!

Janis Stanley
Community Member
4 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous! Look's more like a black lion!

Tena Bethel
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful I want one

Roseanna Festa
Community Member
4 years ago

What a beautiful cat!

Carla Carr
Community Member
4 years ago

So beautiful!

Carla Carr
Community Member
4 years ago

So majestic!

Tanya Guy
Community Member
4 years ago

He is a beautiful cat

Carey Lundin
Community Member
4 years ago

regal

Carey Lundin
Community Member
4 years ago

wow

Debbie Hillman
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful cat

Barb Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

Those feet!!!! ????

Sue Larson
Community Member
4 years ago

They are sooo regal....

Sue Larson
Community Member
4 years ago

Lioness

Cheryl Collins
Community Member
4 years ago

Just Gorgeous Maine Coon Cat!

Altheia Jack
Community Member
4 years ago

I just expect a big old ROAR !

Lee Roze
Community Member
4 years ago

Like lion king ♡

Frances Barrett
Community Member
4 years ago

These "cats" are truly magnificent creatures

Laurre Breman
Community Member
4 years ago

Positively leonine!

Patricia Sirois
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow - Lionlike and Majestic!

Janice Webster
Community Member
4 years ago

You may address me as "Your Majesty"!

Caryl Valdez
Community Member
4 years ago

I've looked at these photos several times and these cats are simply beautiful and majestic. The photographer does amazing work in capturing such beauty!

Rhonda Williams
Community Member
4 years ago

Lion like mane. So handsome.

Del Clouser
Community Member
4 years ago

THIS ONE I WOULD ENJOY HAVING !

Katie McIlrath
Community Member
4 years ago

majestic breed, yet complete goofballs. Mine is looking up at me with slightly crossed eyes as she tries to eat my phone charger...sigh

Beatrijs Anckaert
Community Member
4 years ago

thats what I call a cat!

Vicki McPherson
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm sorry about about about auto correct, it is tabbies...and it is ragdolls

Vicki McPherson
Community Member
4 years ago

Absolutely beautiful, and he looks like a mini lion, his jaw line and his ruff, yeah, he's so handsome. We have 12 beautiful cats, and would love to add a Maine Coon to our menagerie but we take rescues only. We do have two beautiful ragdoll though, and a sweet little scottish fold. The other 9 are beautiful little mixes, two orange tabbing, one calico, two tuxedos, 2 fluffy all black, 1 silver tabby and Powder, our all white fluffy little lady.

Multi Chara
Community Member
4 years ago

- if i was to say this cat wasn't cute, i'll be Lion.

Stephen O'Brien
Community Member
4 years ago

...they all look like some kind of Beast of the North from Game of Thrones!....(they're all incredibly beautiful!)

Kim Sloan-Maynard
Community Member
4 years ago

A king of the home.

Linda Ward
Community Member
4 years ago

Stunning

Erika Fawcett
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow. This is gorgeous

Pita Frog
Community Member
4 years ago

I want one so bad! I love cats!!!

Debbie Chew
Community Member
4 years ago

Amazing!

Mary Pickenheim
Community Member
4 years ago

OMG I'm in love!

Carolina Loureda
Community Member
4 years ago

In love! ????????

Cynthia Campbell
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4 years ago

So regal

Alison D. Cohen
Community Member
4 years ago

He looks like the KING!

Cindy Alfera
Community Member
4 years ago

So beautiful!

Polly Trantham
Community Member
4 years ago

I am a very big cat lover...... if I could, I would take ALL the homeless, barfing and abused kitties and give them all a home...I love your photos....they are awesome

Debra Trompetter
Community Member
4 years ago

beautiful I looked at these pictures of these cats I would take anyone of them

Sue Litleton
Community Member
4 years ago

Let's see how it goes -- my book says the Rag Doll is the largest domestic cat. Since I have a Rag doll 9 months old at the moment, time will tell --- will try to post a photo of Romeo.

Karen Prins
Community Member
4 years ago

Okay this is my next cat ... The one with the spiky ears .... Sorry Eddy ????????

Laura Johnston
Community Member
4 years ago

Gosh,you can almost feel the texture of his coat. What a face!

kat koze
Community Member
4 years ago

Absolutely 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!

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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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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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4 years ago

It sees a mouse

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