Have you guys ever thought of having a lion as a pet? Certainly, Maine Coon cats are the best choice for you instead. Striking long fur is the special feature of these domestic cats. Fur in their faces and neck appears as same as a mane. These cats can grow for about four feet in length which will surely make them the king or the queen at your home. Robert Sijka, a photographer who noticed these striking features has captured the portraits of these cats. The photographs of Sijka show the beauty and the glory of them from kittens to well grown felines.
It seems as if Robert Sijka has two desires in life as photography and Maine Coon cats. Fortunately the two desires run in parallel as a result of a move made to China by Sijka and his family 14 years back. Sijka further 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.”
Sijka understood that they have to share these adorable creatures with the world as the very first litter of kittens were born. “I think my journey with photography started at this moment,” he recalled. “I decided that my pictures must be something special, just like Maine Coons are special. After several thousands of photos, I ended up with my current style and great pleasure from working with these amazing animals.”
It’s no surprise that taking such a lot of snapshots of these cuddling beauties isn’t an easy task. As all of us know by our experience animals, especially cats won’t stay still for minutes! It’s a challenge to Sijka to capture these appealing and attractive photographs with much effort, practice and patience. Sijka and his wife now own a family cattery called Oticami which is the house for 20 Maine Coon cats and kittens. So this provides him with a hub of practice and opportunities to take perfect images.
And also Sijka sells his own work through his online shop the Felis Gallery as prints, phone cases and blankets etc.
Robert Sijka captures the images of the Maine Coon cats showcase their special majestic and prestigious beauty.
Sijka gets a hub of opportunities with 20 of the cats in the family’s cattery “OtiCami”.