If you’ve ever dreamt of having a lion as a pet, you might want to consider getting a Maine Coon cat instead. These majestic domesticated felines have long, striking fur that frames their face just like a big cat’s mane (and they’re far less ferocious). In addition to their glorious coats, they can grow to be up to four feet in length, making them the king (or queen) of your home. Photographer Robert Sijka took note of this majestic breed and decided to capture their big cat vibes in striking portraiture that showcases their budding beauty, from kittens to full-grown felines.
It comes as no surprise, but Sijka has two passions in life: photography and Maine Coon cats. The two, luckily, go hand in hand and are the result of a move to China he and his family made 14 years ago. “After a while,” he explains, “we started to miss the company of animals, they have always been in our lives. We fell in love with Maine Coons and my wife Izabella started a breeding program 8 years ago.”