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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 7,452 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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Ptychochromis insolitus - Wilhelma 01.jpg Lasiocampa quercus 4th instar caterpillar Keila (side view).jpg Palm Cockatoo 0A2A7769.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others


Jan Vermeer van Delft - The Glass of Wine - Google Art Project.jpg Death of Marat by David.jpg Mary Stevenson Cassatt - In the Loge - 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

1581 Bunting clover leaf map.jpg Phospholipids aqueous solution structures.svg Cenotaph sketch by Lutyens.jpg
» subpages: diagrams, drawings, maps

Engineering and technology

Xbox-360-Pro-wController.jpg 071R01.jpg 1971-CANNIKIN-2.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

מכתש רמון - גלישת עננים (cropped).jpg 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
» subpages: atmospheric optics, weather, others


Igor Stravinsky LOC 32392u.jpg Rhina Aguirre Amézaga. 11 November 2014, Chamber of Senators, La Paz. (52421482576) Cropped I.jpg Don Lemon at the 2018 Pulitzer Prizes.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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BASF Ludwigshafen panorama 2023-1.jpg Seven Sisters 3.jpg Catedral de San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife, España, 2022-01-07, DD, DD 85-87 HDR.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others


Kiwifruit cross section.jpg Walderdbeere Frucht-20210617-RM-124006.jpg Campanula cervicaria - Keila.jpg
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others


Pyromorphite - Santa Eufemia, Cordoba, Spain.jpg Thyroid hormone synthesis.png Human karyotype with bands and sub-bands.png
» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.


Kitt Peak National Observatory in the Quinlan Mountains, 2023.jpg C2022 E3 (ZTF)- Alessandro Bianconi.png CRS-20 Dragon–Enhanced.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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