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Featured pictures in Wikipedia

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 6,210 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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Short-horned chameleon (Calumma brevicorne) female Andasibe.jpg Amber mountain rock thrush (Monticola sharpei erythronotus) male 2.jpg Caligavis chrysops - Lake Parramatta Reserve.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others


Wright of Derby, The Orrery.jpg Vincent van Gogh - s0273V1962 - Van Gogh Museum.jpg Jan van Eyck - Lucca Madonna - Google Art Project.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

Philippe Chaperon - Rigoletto.jpg 2018 STM Austria Skibob Hochficht GRUBER Sarah-2779.jpg Stade Français history - Restoration.jpg
» subpages: culture and lifestyle, entertainment, religion and mythology, sport, theatre


US-NBN-HI-Honolulu-5550-1882BB-10-1-B.jpg Portugal 1729 8 Escudos.jpg Argentina 1828 8 Escudos.jpg
» subpages: American currency, Asian currency, European currency, USA banknotes, USA coins, Other

Diagrams, drawings, and maps

1375 Atlas Catalan Abraham Cresques.jpg Atomic capture.gif Lancashire 1610 Speed Hondius - Restoration.jpg
» subpages: diagrams, drawings, maps

Engineering and technology

Exploding E match collage.jpg Macro photo of LED matrix.jpg Nintendo-Switch-Console-Docked-wJoyConRB.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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Navadne podvihanke (Paxillus involutus).jpg Meripilus giganteus (Karst 1882).jpg Zierliche Koralle Ramaria gracilis.JPG
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Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima by Joe Rosenthal retouched 2.jpg Bloody Saturday, Shanghai.jpg RIAN archive 543 A battalion commander.jpg
» subpages: American history, other history, American Civil War, World War I, World War II, other wars

Natural phenomena

Noru 2017-07-31 0415Z.jpg Katia, Irma, Jose 2017-09-08 1745Z–1935Z.jpg
» subpages: atmospheric optics, weather, others


Hou Yifan (29762728494) (cropped).jpg Justice K. T. Thomas.jpg Masih Alinejad.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

Strip photo of San Francisco Cable Car 10.jpg Yellowing of thorium lenses.jpg LEI0190 188 Leica Standard Chrom Sn. 244297 1937 -38-M39 Front view-5809 hf.jpg
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Girton College, Cambridge, England, 1890s.jpg Naghsh-e rostam, Irán, 2016-09-24, DD 20-24 PAN.jpg Fortaleza de Bam, Irán, 2016-09-23, DD 09.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others


Flooded Albizia Saman (rain tree) in the Mekong.jpg Dark purple Trichoglottis (70213s)c.jpg Helleborus orientalis, Zaaddozen zwellen, Locatie, Tuinreservaat Jonkervallei 01.jpg
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others


Saltwater Limpet Diagram-en.svg Chicken egg diagram.svg Water drop 001.jpg
» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.


PIA19048 realistic color Europa mosaic (alt).jpg Eagle Nebula from ESO.jpg STS-129 Atlantis Ready to Fly - edit1.jpg
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding


Silja Serenade in Stockholm.jpg BMW S1000 RR Studio.JPG RUS-2016-Murmansk-Icebreaker Lenin 01.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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