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 7,426 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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Réunion stonechat (Saxicola tectes) male.jpg European starling at Bodega Head-1209.jpg Mauritius ornate day gecko (Phelsuma ornata).jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others


Death of Marat by David.jpg Mary Stevenson Cassatt - In the Loge - Google Art Project.jpg John Singleton Copley - A Boy with a Flying Squirrel (Henry Pelham) - Google Art Project.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

» 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

Phospholipids aqueous solution structures.svg Cenotaph sketch by Lutyens.jpg 1922 Index of Great Trigonometrical Survey of India.jpg
» subpages: diagrams, drawings, maps

Engineering and technology

071R01.jpg 1971-CANNIKIN-2.jpg Castle Bravo Shrimp Device 002 - restoration1.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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Doolhofzwam (Daedalea quercina) 30-11-2022. (d.j.b).jpg Wit oorzwammetje s.l. (Crepidotus variabilis s.l.) 12-01-2022. (d.j.b).jpg Sparrige-Schüppling (Pholiota squarrosa).JPG
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Divje Babe flute (Late Pleistocene flute).jpg Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) women working on a Churchill tank at a Royal Army Ordnance Corps depot, 10 October 1942. H24517 - Restoration.jpg Poster by Anna Soós Korànyi for the Seventh Conference of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance.jpg
» subpages: American history, other history, American Civil War, World War I, World War II, other wars

Natural phenomena

Port and lighthouse overnight storm with lightning in Port-la-Nouvelle.jpg Tonga Volcano Eruption 2022-01-15 0320Z to 0610Z Himawari-8 visible.gif MatheranPanoramaPointDrySeasonCrop.jpg
» subpages: atmospheric optics, weather, others


Retrato da D. Amélia de Beauharnais - Google Art Project.jpg Eero-Saarinen (cropped).jpg Joseph Siffrein Duplessis - Benjamin Franklin - Google Art Project.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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Kloster Banz Luftbild-20220921-RM-122046.jpg Rathen und Elbsandsteingebirge asv2022-08 img04.jpg Volcán San Pedro, Chile, 2016-02-09, DD 18.JPG
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others


Cucumis metuliferus fruit - whole and cross section.jpg Rambutans with seed.jpg Lagoa do Capitão com montanha do pico.jpg
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others


Human karyotype with bands and sub-bands.png Hübnerite - Pasto Bueno, Ancash, Peru.jpg Barite - Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huamalies, Huanuco, Peru.jpg
» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.


CRS-20 Dragon–Enhanced.jpg Gumdrop Meets Spider - GPN-2000-001100.jpg Schweickart Apollo 9 EVA (AS09-19-2982).jpg
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding


FCAB EMD GT22CU-3 San Pedro - Ascotan.jpg SQM GE 289A Boxcab Carmelita - Reverso.jpg Douglas B-17G-95-DL Flying Fortress ‘VP-X - L - 483872 - X’ “Texas Raiders” (NL7227C) (50657253887).jpg
» subpages: air, land, water

Other lifeforms

Pinnularia major.jpg The ciliate Frontonia sp.jpg Staphylococcus aureus, 50,000x, USDA, ARS, EMU.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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