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!

Patricia Sirois
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4 years ago

That coloring and facial structure are amazing!

Rhon
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow, a mini lion!

Kathleen Flowers
Community Member
4 years ago

What a beautiful cat!

Debbie Turner
Community Member
4 years ago

Precious

Lorraine Irving
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow! Can I have one please?

Cheryl Godfrey
Community Member
4 years ago

My these cats are beautiful

Louise Annucci
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3 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous cat

Cecile Robbins
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3 years ago

Beautiful

Fred Smiff
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3 years ago

they really are so photogenic 1236037_56...8e82e3.jpg 1236037_566770546694009_1635958968_n-598ff748e82e3.jpg

Annette Holst
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3 years ago

He looks like orange cream ice cream!

Tanim Quazi
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3 years ago

most beautiful lion cat i've ever seen

Robyn Merrett
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4 years ago

WOW

Carolyn Steinbeigle
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4 years ago

Reminder me of an orange cream-cicle

Krisann Ellis
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4 years ago

So majestic.

Heidi Miller
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4 years ago

Love the coloring!

Angie Skidmore Hamm
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4 years ago

Beautiful looks like a tiger.

Chris Murphy
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4 years ago

I like Gingers

Stacey Bussell-Seifert
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4 years ago

love the color

Lee Mcdonald
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4 years ago

omg just amazing

Dearcat O'Connell
Community Member
4 years ago

Maine Coons come in all colors except blue. I have a 20 lb, 13 y/o Maine coon, The Great Zeus.

Claire Henry
Community Member
4 years ago

The paws aremail massive

Lisa Van Dyken
Community Member
4 years ago

What a beauty. I bought a Maine Coon Baby from a breeder in Fallbrook, I will never forget being asked to come in her house,Megan and I entered and I kid you not, there were at least thirty cats hanging out in her living room. when I exclaimed how many there were she said o lot more, in different rooms in her house. Just thinking about dealing with all the catlitter, made me feel uneasy. Each cat had a price tag of $1000. or more. The lady sold me a cat for $100. because it had an infection as a baby, that ruined it's eye, She could see fine but her eye excluded her for SHOW.That was the sweetest cat...she died early at the meeting of a huge dog. That undid me. I want another. my cat Squirrel, is half Maine Coon he isn't fluffy, but he is a big boy!

Cathy Giovannetti
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4 years ago

Gorgeous love the color

Karen Giangrosso
Community Member
4 years ago

my fave!

Lori Gillum
Community Member
4 years ago

Never seen one with this coloring! Amazing!

Sandra Paradis
Community Member
4 years ago

j'ADORE CE CHAT

Jill Long
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4 years ago

Majestic

Pam Holland
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow!! What an amazing animal!

Laurie Kennedy Duran
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful

Pat Rumsey-Craske
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4 years ago

Beautiful

Grace Barclay
Community Member
4 years ago

I am Tiger....

Bobbie Shepherd
Community Member
4 years ago

Fancy

Bobbie Shepherd
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4 years ago

????

Diane Ash
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4 years ago

Love it xx

Puddin Tane
Community Member
4 years ago

Gorgeous!

Carol Stephen
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4 years ago

Gorgeous, this one! My fave so far!

Tegan Godwin
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful markings

Lizz Fife
Community Member
4 years ago

I have never seen a white one

Karen Billingsley
Community Member
4 years ago

GORGEOUS BABY!

Harriet Johson
Community Member
4 years ago

cats always seem to have that superior look

Sandra Woodroffe
Community Member
4 years ago

i want one

Denise McKellar
Community Member
4 years ago

Stunning

Denise McKellar
Community Member
4 years ago

Stunning beauty

Margot Miller
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks like our beautiful boy!

Maureen Lattimore
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow what a beauty

Sarah Kemp
Community Member
4 years ago

like a little tiger

Lorie Morrison
Community Member
4 years ago

Cheylynn

Kayla Lee
Community Member
4 years ago

My cheater had similar coloring

Connie Leach
Community Member
4 years ago

very rare coat color, Very beautiful

Steve Houghtaling
Community Member
4 years ago

Spectacular!

Christine Mercier
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh my goodness the queen has arrived

Monique Ross
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow!

Michele Rogel
Community Member
4 years ago

this is probably one of the most unusual color & facial structure I have ever seen. Kitty's face reminds me of a lion!

Gretchen Timmons
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful c olor

Sandy Hayes Tucker
Community Member
4 years ago

HIS COLORS ARE GORGEOUS !

Sheila Lopez
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow!!!

Brenda Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

Where would a person first one of these cats at?

Helen Pries
Community Member
4 years ago

What a beauty!

Kathryn Soderstrom
Community Member
4 years ago

Majestic

Cécile Dahmé
Community Member
4 years ago

those eyes just pop out very nice

Renee Thompson
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful

Judy Downey
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful!!!

Azraai Al-Jamalullail
Community Member
4 years ago

Sooo cuteee

NAnnie Desrosiers Ogden
Community Member
4 years ago

oh my kitty <3

Yvonne Wade
Community Member
4 years ago

My favorite

Bonita Allen
Community Member
4 years ago

Gorgeous

Lori Hook Woodall
Community Member
4 years ago

so pretty

Cyn Haynes
Community Member
4 years ago

Snarf!

Mayra Morales
Community Member
4 years ago

omygosh them eyes! the color and hair im in love!

Peggy Nolan
Community Member
4 years ago

Soooooo pretty!

Cindy Alfera
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh WOW!!

Sandy Kennedy
Community Member
4 years ago

WOW, love this color!

Debbie Coffey
Community Member
4 years ago

I want this cat

Nathalie Le Maire
Community Member
4 years ago

That coloring! My God I am speechless!

Laura Johnston
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh a golden lion....er,Golden Maine.

Susan Corlies
Community Member
4 years ago

Perfection! Impossible to look away.

Daniel Evans
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow! I am absolutely in LOVE!

Linda Rochon
Community Member
4 years ago

WOW!!!!!

Christine Ladyman
Community Member
4 years ago

Exquisitel

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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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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
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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
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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
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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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Christine Kommersmith
Community Member
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