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Featured pictures in Wikipedia

This star symbolizes the featured content on Wikipedia.

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 7,427 featured pictures, and they are categorized below by the topic they represent. All featured pictures are also available in a category.

If you wish to add a specific image to this page, please nominate it at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates.

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.

Featured pictures from all Wikimedia projects can be browsed by subject or by country on Wikimedia Commons.

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Directory of featured pictures


Cinnamon Quail-thrush 0A2A9195.jpg Clouded yellows (Colias croceus) mating Bulgaria.jpg Yellow-bellied Flyrobin 0A2A7419.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others


The Monarch of the Glen, Edwin Landseer, 1851.png Le Violon d'Ingres.png Gabrielé Castagnola - Love or Duty.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

Robert Jacob Hamerton - Poster for A Sensation Novel.jpg Eugène Grasset - A La Place Clichy.jpg Iolanthe piano transcriptions by Ernst Perabo.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

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

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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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 Hrh Princess Elizabeth in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, April 1945 TR2832.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


Self-portrait of Jeremiah Gurney.jpg Jeremiah Gurney - Photograph of Euphrosyne Parepa-Rosa.jpg Michael William Balfe - Atelier Nadar.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 Somapura Mahavihara.jpg Berlin Neue Nationalgalerie asv2021-11 img1.jpg Schloss Sigmaringen 2022.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others


Garden strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) single2.jpg Garden strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) halved.jpg Acer negundo female flowers - Keila.jpg
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others


Hübnerite - Pasto Bueno, Ancash, Peru.jpg Barite - Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huamalies, Huanuco, Peru.jpg Bultfonteinite - Linxi, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China.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


Foden 1930 steam wagon GDSF 2022 139.JPG B-2 Spirit Dyess AFB Air Show 2018.jpg 2020-09-16 165855 Soviet submarine B-515.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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