The 11 Cutest Kitten Photos We've Ever Seen

We would never dare to rank the cutest cat breeds. Frankly, they're all adorable for different reasons. But choosing the cutest photos of purebred kittens? That we can do.

As a matter of fact, we like to think of ourselves as connoisseurs of cute — especially if we're talking baby animals. So to bring you the most adorable photos we have (an incredibly difficult and taxing task), we scoured our cat breed profiles for photos that made us say "aww."

From the precious Persian to the fluffy Maine Coon, these 11 kitten photos are so cute that they're sure to put a smile on your face.

11 Adorable Pictures of Kitten Breeds

Maine Coon kittens

Helmi Flick, Animal Photography

7 Kitties in a Row

First off, let's start out with the fact that there are seven Maine Coon kittens in this photo. That alone is insanely adorable. And then those ears. So pointy. So fluffy. It's hard to believe that one day, these kittens could weigh up to 18 pounds — in this photo they haven't even grown into their whiskers yet!

Persian kitten in studio

Tetsu Yamazaki, Animal Photography

The Face That Launched 1,000 "Awws"

Like a tiny feline fashion model, this Persian kitten seems to know how to tilt her head just so. And wow, her eyes are stunning. It's no wonder that the Persian is one of the most popular cat breeds in the United States, according to the Cat Fanciers' Association.

Three Selkirk Rex kittens
Alan Robinson, Animal Photography
We Want This Breed's Hair

Who knew cats could have curly coats? These Selkirk Rex kittens' wavy tresses are on point. This cat breed can even have curly whiskers. That is amazing.

Norwegian Forest Cat kitten at home

Alan Robinson, Animal Photography

He's All About That Fluff

Doesn't this Norwegian Forest Cat's coat look super soft? Don't his paws look huge? And that little pink nose. We can't even.

Four Birman kittens

Alan Robinson, Animal Photography

A Quartet of Blue-Eyed Beauties

We don't know about you, but these Birman kittens' sapphire blue eyes mesmerize us. We could stare at them all day. They could probably control our minds with those eyes. But we don't care; we'd do anything for these cuties. You'll also notice the white socks they wear on their paws. That pattern is called "gloves and laces." How sophisticated.

A playful Scottish Fold kitten

Tetsu Yamazaki, Animal Photography

Have You Heard About Her Ears?

As the name suggests, Scottish Folds are cats from Scotland who have folded ears. That right there is super adorable. They're also said to look like owls. Well, this Scottish Fold kitten does look like an owl. He looks a little feisty, too, or like he's saying a friendly "hello." Either way, he wins tons of cute points.

Somali kittens

Tetsu Yamazaki, Animal Photography

We're Wild About These Kittens

No, these Somali kittens aren't baby foxes. But these bright-eyed and bushy-tailed kitties certainly win cuteness points for looking like them.

Munchkin kitten

Tetsu Yamazaki, Animal Photography

No, He's Not a Dachshund Puppy

The tiny legs on that Munchkin kitten won't get much longer. But that won't stop him from running and playing. It just ups his cute factor.

A newborn Bengal kitten

Anna Pozzi, Animal Photography

A Tiny Tiger?

Oh, that's not a tiger or leopard cub? Could've fooled us. Doesn't this Bengal kitten look like he's letting out the softest little roar? Plus, he looks like he could fit in the palm of your hand. Sigh, he's almost too cute.

A group of Russian Blue kittens on a purple background

Helmi Flick, Animal Photography

How Many Kitties Do You See?

This photo of a clowder (a group) of Russian Blue kittens is beyond adorable. So many pairs of green eyes on gray fur. And it's all against a royal purple background. Talk about complementary colors.

Ragdoll cat breed

Barbara O'Brien, Animal Photography

He's a Sight for Sore Eyes

OK, Ragdoll kitten, we'll do whatever you want. Those stunning baby blue eyes are so captivating that we'll give you another treat. We'll build a cat castle for you. Maybe the world should just be ruled by Ragdoll kittens.

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