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 7,239 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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Graphosoma italicum - Kulna.jpg Mockingbird in Bay Ridge (85082).jpg Malabar pied hornbill (Anthracoceros coronatus) male.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others


TITIAN - Venus Anadyomene (National Galleries of Scotland, c. 1520. Oil on canvas, 75.8 x 57.6 cm).jpg Rose O'Neill - When We All Believe (Santa Claus and children illustration from the 1903 December 2 issue of Puck).jpg Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French - The Grands Boulevards - Google Art Project.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

Georges Rochegrosse - Jules Massenet - Roma.jpg
» subpages: culture and lifestyle, entertainment, religion and mythology, sport, theatre


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

Diagrams, drawings, and maps

1922 Index of Great Trigonometrical Survey of India.jpg Lake Estancia and Lake Willard.png Malaspina-panorama-no-type.jpg
» subpages: diagrams, drawings, maps

Engineering and technology

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

Food and drink

Pabda Jhaal - Home- Kolkata - West Bengal.jpg Easter breakfast in Serbia (close-up).jpg Tastee-Candy-Apple-Red-Caramel-wPeanuts.jpg
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Wit oorzwammetje s.l. (Crepidotus variabilis s.l.) 12-01-2022. (d.j.b).jpg Sparrige-Schüppling (Pholiota squarrosa).JPG Hortus Haren 18-05-2019. (actm.) 03.jpg
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Lunch atop a Skyscraper - Charles Clyde Ebbets.jpg Robert Howlett (Isambard Kingdom Brunel Standing Before the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern), The Metropolitan Museum of Art - restoration1.jpg United States President Barack Obama bends down to allow the son of a White House staff member to touch his head.jpg
» subpages: American history, other history, American Civil War, World War I, World War II, other wars

Natural phenomena

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


William Harvey Carney by James E Reed - Restoration.jpg Jasper Francis Cropsey by Napoleon Sarony.jpg Lilly Walleni in Daria at Kungliga Operan 1907 - SMV - NV059.jpg
» subpages: artists and writers, business, entertainment, law, 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.jpg Olympus E-M1 Mark III Zuiko 12-100mm.jpg
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Aerial View of Edinburgh, by Alfred Buckham, from about 1920.jpg Kee monastery Spiti Valley (edited).jpg Palace of Assembly Chandigarh 2006.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others


Hepatica nobilis flowers - blue and pink - Keila.jpg Sedum acre single - Niitvälja.jpg Avocado Hass - single and halved.jpg
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others


Color SEM 4.jpg Stellerite - Takat, Imilchil, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.jpg Yawning Infant, August 2018.jpg
» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.


PIA24039-MarsCuriosityRover-DustDevil-20200809.gif Heart Nebula (2020-08-11).jpg 30 Doradus, Tarantula Nebula.jpg
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding


USS Johnston (DD-557) underway on 27 October 1943 (NH 63495).jpg RAF Tornado GR4 MOD 45155233.jpg Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II - 32156159151.jpg
» subpages: air, land, water

Other lifeforms

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


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