Wikipedia:Featured pictures

Featured pictures in Wikipedia

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This page highlights the finest images on Wikipedia. The featured picture criteria explains that featured pictures must be freely licensed or in the public domain, must be of a high technical quality, and must add significantly to at least one article on Wikipedia. There are currently 7,128 featured pictures, and they are categorized below by the topic they represent. All featured pictures are also available in a category.

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One or more featured pictures are chosen as the picture of the day (POTD). You can include a box displaying the current POTD anywhere (e.g. your user page) by adding the text {{pic of the day}} or {{POTD}} where you want the picture to be shown.

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Eastern greenish black-tip (Euchloe penia) underside Macedonia.jpgMadagascar stonechat (Saxicola sibilla) male.jpgPoplar hawk-moth (Laothoe populi) late instar larva.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others


Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French - The Grands Boulevards - Google Art Project.jpgMargareta van Eyck.jpgSeated female MET DT867.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

Processional Way, Babylon - Google Art Project.jpgKhalili Collection Hajj and Arts of Pilgrimage Talismanic shirt.jpgOrson Welles War of the Worlds 1938.jpg
» subpages: culture and lifestyle, entertainment, religion and mythology, sport, theatre


DAN-13-Danzig-100 Mark (1922).jpgDAN-14-Danzig-500 Mark (1922).jpgDAN-15-Danzig-1000 Mark (1922).jpg
» subpages: American currency, Asian currency, European currency, USA banknotes, USA coins, Other

Diagrams, drawings, and maps

» subpages: diagrams, drawings, maps

Engineering and technology

Castle Bravo Shrimp Device 002 - restoration1.jpgFC-Twin-Console-Set-H.jpgBrooklyn Glass (32606)a.jpg
» subpages: electronics, machinery, weaponry, others. See also: vehicles

Food and drink

Easter breakfast in Serbia (close-up).jpgTastee-Candy-Apple-Red-Caramel-wPeanuts.jpgKifli made with spelt flour (Serbian cuisine).jpg
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Sparrige-Schüppling (Pholiota squarrosa).JPGHortus Haren 18-05-2019. (actm.) 03.jpgHygrocybe miniata - Ferndale Park.jpg
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JFK limousine.pngKamal-ud-din Bihzad - Construction of the fort of Kharnaq.jpgAn Iconic Photograph of 1990 Nepalese revolution.jpg
» subpages: American history, other history, American Civil War, World War I, World War II, other wars

Natural phenomena

Staring Down Hurricane Florence.jpgBoats on Lake Oroville during the 2021 drought.jpg
» subpages: atmospheric optics, weather, others


William Utermohlen - 1967 self portrait mixed media on paper.jpgJames Abram Garfield, photo portrait seated.jpgGerty Theresa Radnitz Cori (1896-1957) and Carl Ferdinand Cori - restoration1.jpg
» subpages: artists and writers, business, entertainment, military, political, religious figures, royalty and nobility, science and engineering, sport, traditional dress, others

Photographic techniques, terms, and equipment

Sgt. Samuel Smith, African American soldier in Union uniform with wife and two daughters.jpgOlympus E-M1 Mark III Zuiko 12-100mm.jpg
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De Viron Castle (DSC 2198).jpgValère et Haut de Cry.jpgChurch of the Redeemer, Toronto, Canada.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others


Peanuts (Arachis hypogaea) - in shell, shell cracked open, shelled, peeled.jpgQuercus robur acorn - Keila.jpgBistorta officinalis 01.JPG
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others


Sphalerite - Creede, Mineral County, Colorado, USA.jpgGalena - Huallanca, Bologesi, Ancash, Peru.jpg
» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.


Earthrise over Compton crater -LRO full res - edit1.jpgDanube Delta ESA23450088.jpegTrouvelot - The great comet of 1881 - edit 1.jpg
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding


LET L-410NG OK-NGA ILA Berlin 2016 09.jpgF-15EX Eagle II.jpgCH.SZ.Stoos Fronalpstock Sequence Rescue-Helicopter REGA 16K 16x9-R.jpg
» subpages: air, land, water

Other lifeforms

The ciliate Frontonia sp.jpgStaphylococcus aureus, 50,000x, USDA, ARS, EMU.jpgFlagellum base diagram-en.svg
» subpages: bacteria, protists


Ebola Virus - Electron Micrograph.tiffTrain station with train and coal depot by Gustave Le Gray1.jpg
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