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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 4,314 featured pictures, and they are categorized by the topic they represent. All featured pictures are also available in a category.

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Animals

Dendrocygna javanica - Chiang Mai.jpg Thalassarche carteri in flight - east of Port Stephens.jpg Himantopus leucocephalus - Hexham.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others

Artwork

Sir Peter Paul Rubens - Daniel in the Lions' Den - Google Art Project.jpg Las Meninas, by Diego Velázquez, from Prado in Google Earth.jpg Antonio de Pereda - Allegory of Vanity - Google Art Project.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

Bharata Natyam Perfomance DS.jpg US-$1000-FRN-1918-Fr-1133d.jpg
+7 others
VEN-4-United States of Venezuela (Treasury)-1 peso (1811, First Issue).jpg
» subpages: culture and lifestyle, currency, entertainment, religion and mythology, sport, theatre

Diagrams, drawings, and maps

Halftoningcolor.svg 1730 Homann Map of Scandinavia, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and the Baltics - Geographicus - Scandinavia-homann-1730.jpg Supercell.svg
» subpages: diagrams, drawings, maps

Engineering and technology

ColecoVision-wController-L.jpg Gas mask MUA IMGP0157.jpg
» subpages: electronics, machinery, weaponry, others; see also: vehicles

Food and drink

Various grains.jpg Dominostein edelherb.jpg Chicken Egg without Eggshell 5859.jpg
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Fungi

False turkey-tail - Stereum hirsutum - 02.jpg Mycena overholtsii 333331.jpg Volvariella bombycina1.jpg
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History

Bixby letter facsimile.jpg BEP-GIRSCH-Declaration of Independence (Trumbull).jpg
+6 others
Willy Stöwer - Sinking of the Linda Blanche out of Liverpool.jpg
» subpages: American history, other history, American Civil War, World War I, World War II, other wars

Natural phenomena

Ash in Yogyakarta during the 2014 eruption of Kelud 01.jpg Aerial view of SFNO after Hurricane Katrina edit.jpg FEMA - 44359 - Oklahoma tornado destroyed home.jpg
» subpages: atmospheric optics, weather, others

People

HAMILTON, Alexander-Treasury (BEP engraved portrait).jpg
+39 others
John Jellicoe, Admiral of the Fleet.jpg C.M. Gilbert. - John Hay, c. 1904.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

Sony A77 II - top.jpg Sony A77 II.jpg Sony A77 II - rear.jpg
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Places

Ely Cathedral Octagon Lantern 3, Cambridgeshire, UK - Diliff.jpg Sulfur mining in Kawah Ijen - Indonesia - 20110608.jpg Corpus Christi College New Court, Cambridge, UK - Diliff.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others

Plants

Lilium bulbiferum var. bulbiferum 01.JPG Juglans regia 2009 G2.jpg Orchis-mascula-Formation.jpg
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others

Sciences

Glassy carbon and a 1cm3 graphite cube HP68-79.jpg Scallop Neurological Diagram.svg Betafite octahedron.jpg
» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.

Space

NASA-HS201427a-HubbleUltraDeepField2014-20140603.jpg James Webb Primary Mirror.jpg Aral Sea 1989-2008.jpg
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, understanding

Vehicles

S.M. kleiner kreuzer Gazelle - restoration.jpg William Crooks at station.jpg SMS Seeadler cropped.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

Other

Train station with train and coal depot by Gustave Le Gray1.jpg 1Mcolors.png
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