Amazing Mythical Beasts: Photographer Captured the Beauty of Maine Coons

Maine Coons are the largest domesticated breed of cats in the world. They are one of the oldest natural breeds in North America, specifically native to the state of Maine, where it is the official state cat. They are pretty much the closest thing to a lynx that you can own as a pet without having to worry about your well-being.

Robert Sijka is the talented photographer who captured these magnificent cats. “My passions are cats and photography, I do my best to combine these two things as good as possible.” said Sijka. Check out this amazing Maine Coons photoshoot!

There are no records of the Main Coon’s exact origins

There are no records of the Main Coon’s exact origins

Source: Robert Sijka

There are no records of the Maine Coon's exact origins and date of introduction to the United States; so many competing hypotheses have been suggested. The breed was popular in cat shows in the late 19th century, but its existence became threatened when long-haired breeds from overseas were introduced in the early 20th century.

One of the most popular cat breeds in the world

One of the most popular cat breeds in the world

Source: Robert Sijka

Nowadays, Maine Coons are one of the most popular cat breeds in the world. They are large and sociable cats; this is why they are known as "the gentle giants". Maine Coons are characterized by a robust bone structure, rectangular body shape, a silky flowing coat and a long, bushy tail.