16 Maine Coon Cats That Look Like Majestic Mythical Creatures June 01 2018

Cats were once thought to be mystical, magical creatures. They are the focus of many superstitious beliefs, cast as witches' familiars, omens of misfortune, and in polar opposite, as harbingers of great fortune. In Ancient Egypt, cats were actually revered as sacred animals looked upon by the gods. 

 

While these beliefs might not be held in modern times,  photographer Robert Sijka discovered a way to capture the majesty, and magic, in our furry feline companions. These Maine Coons are some of the most majestic examples of domesticated cat we've seen. Scroll down for these amazing photos! 

 

 

Sijka focuses his work on Maine Coon cats as he and his wife breed them.

 

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"Being around the cats and photographing them gives me a lot of joy," Writes Sijka on his website

 

 

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"My goal is to show different expressions and emotions flowing from the cat's eyes." 

 

 

 

"Hera."

 

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"The biggest and the smallest."

 

 

 

 

 

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"Black&White."

 

 

Part house cat, part lynx. 

 

 

She has her mother's chin. 

 

 

"Don't mess with me." 

 

  

"Giants still exist." 

 

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This cat almost has a natural halo!

 

  

"Hunting mode." 

 

 

"RED." 

 

 

 

And just to prove that they are not, in fact, myhtical creatures, here is one of Sijka's cat's doing, you know, cat stuff. 

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 Which cat is your favorite? Let us know! 

 

 

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Photos: Instagram, @robert_sijka - Felis Gallery