Wikipedia:Featured pictures

Featured pictures in Wikipedia

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This page highlights the finest images on Wikipedia. The featured picture criteria explain 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 6,736 featured pictures, and they are categorized by the topic they represent. All featured pictures are also available in a category.

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One featured picture is chosen as the picture of the day. You can include a box displaying the current picture of the day 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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Erizo de mar violáceo (Sphaerechinus granularis), Madeira, Portugal, 2019-05-31, DD 40.jpg Blue tiger (Tirumala limniace exoticus) male underside.jpg Talamanca hummingbird (Eugenes spectabilis) male.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others


Mizrah - Israel Dov Rosenbaum.jpg Autor nieznany, św. Anna - fragment postaci. Malowidło ścienne.jpg The Great Isaiah Scroll MS A (1QIsa) - Google Art Project.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

Poster for Quo Vadis (1913 silent film) - Lygia Bound to the Wild Bull.jpg Albert Pierre-René Maignan - Jules Massenet - Ariane.jpg Connor Barth attempts field goal 8 November 2015 151108-F-ID984-017.jpg
» subpages: culture and lifestyle, entertainment, religion and mythology, sport, theatre


POL-A2a-Bilet Skarbowy-10 Zlotych (1794 First Issue).jpg
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US-NBN-HI-Honolulu-5550-1882BB-10-1-B.jpg Portugal 1729 8 Escudos.jpg
» subpages: American currency, Asian currency, European currency, USA banknotes, USA coins, Other

Diagrams, drawings, and maps

Europe in 1923.jpg USPostRoadMap1804.jpg Britain's New Spitfire 44-pf-116-2016-001-ac.jpg
» subpages: diagrams, drawings, maps

Engineering and technology

Neo-Geo-CD-TopLoader-wController-FL.jpg Ouster OS1-64 lidar point cloud of intersection of Folsom and Dore St, San Francisco.png Central hidroeléctrica de Walchensee, Kochel, Baviera, Alemania, 2014-03-22, DD 04.JPG
» subpages: electronics, machinery, weaponry, others. See also: vehicles

Food and drink

Tastee-Candy-Apple-Red-Caramel-wPeanuts.jpg Kifli made with spelt flour (Serbian cuisine).jpg Cinnamomum verum spices.jpg
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Hygrocybe miniata - Ferndale Park.jpg Nevelzwam (nebularis) tussen afgevallen beukenblad (d.j.b.) 01.jpg Geastrum triplex - Bola Creek.jpg
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Bombing of Concordia Vega oil refinery in Ploești by USAAF B-24s, 31 May 1944 — restored.jpg Jodenster van kledij.jpg
» subpages: American history, other history, American Civil War, World War I, World War II, other wars

Natural phenomena

Iceberg in the Arctic with its underside exposed.jpg Noru 2017-07-31 0415Z.jpg
» subpages: atmospheric optics, weather, others


David Ben-Gurion (D597-087).jpg Ethel Smyth.jpg King Girvan Yuddhavikram Shah (1797-1816) (restoration).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

Passiflora caerulea STEREO (R-L) 2019-06-27.jpg Strip photo of San Francisco Cable Car 10.jpg
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Old Royal Naval College 2017-08-06.jpg Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. - c. 1902.jpg Bolungarvik Pano from Avalanche Dam.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others


Ophrys insectifera - Niitvälja2.jpg Разнообразие семян.jpg Tagblume Commelina communis stack25 2019-08-05-RM-8050218-PSD.jpg
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others


Xiahe mandible.jpg Rhodochrosite on Matrix - Peru.jpg Fluorescence in calcite.jpg
» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.


Soyuz TMA-13 Edit.jpg Elephant Trunk.png Apollo 15 flag, rover, LM, Irwin.jpg
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding


Senator George P. Wetmore of Rhode Island in a Krieger electric automobile.jpg SMS Arcona NH 65764 - Restoration.jpg Daher-Socata TBM 900 Air to Air.jpg
» subpages: air, land, water

Other lifeforms

Staphylococcus aureus, 50,000x, USDA, ARS, EMU.jpg Flagellum base diagram-en.svg Gephyrocapsa oceanica color.jpg
» subpages: bacteria, protists


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