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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 5,085 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

Niveoscincus metallicus - Austin's Ferry.jpg 2014.07.18.-16-Schwarzbach Woellnau--Kleiner Blaupfeil-Maennchen.jpg Papilio demodocus larva Stratford Butterfly Farm (1).jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others

Artwork

Jacques-Louis David - Equestrian portrait of Stanisław Kostka Potocki - Google Art Project.jpg Farmhouse in Provence, 1888, Vincent van Gogh, NGA.jpg After the Bath, Woman drying herself - Edgar Degas - National Gallery.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

Japan 1870 20 Yen (alt).jpg GRE-A37-Greenland-50 Øre (1874).jpg JAPAN-10-Constitutional Monarchy-One Yen (1873).jpg
» subpages: culture and lifestyle, currency, entertainment, religion and mythology, sport, theatre

Diagrams, drawings, and maps

State Arms of the Union (title page, illustrated, 1876).jpg
+45 others
Halftoningcolor.svg 1730 Homann Map of Scandinavia, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and the Baltics - Geographicus - Scandinavia-homann-1730.jpg
» subpages: diagrams, drawings, maps

Engineering and technology

PS4-Console-wDS4.jpg Nintendo-Famicom-Disk-System.jpg Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling unit on fire 2010.jpg
» subpages: electronics, machinery, weaponry, others. See also: vehicles

Food and drink

Safran-Weinviertel Niederreiter 2 Gramm 8285.jpg Serbian Christmas meal.jpg Chocolatebrownie.JPG
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Fungi

Zierliche Koralle Ramaria gracilis.JPG Hydnellum ferrugineum Glieres.jpg Panaeolus semiovatus LC0334.jpg
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History

Battle of Scheveningen (Slag bij Ter Heijde)(Jan Abrahamsz. Beerstraten).jpg Torpedoed Japanese destroyer HD-SN-99-02974.JPEG Tiepolo Vercellae.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
» subpages: atmospheric optics, weather, others

People

A Southern chain gang c1903-restore.jpg Dirck Jacobsz - Jacob Cornelisz. van Oostsanen Painting a Portrait of His Wife - Google Art Project.jpg Zhang 2014 hi-res-download 3.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

Agfa-Optima-1A-01.jpg Macaca nigra self-portrait large.jpg US Navy 120209-N-XD935-302 Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Shane Tuck, assigned to the Expeditionary Combat Camera Underwater Photo Team, c.jpg
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Places

Keble College Dining Hall 2, Oxford, UK - Diliff.jpg Curug Cipendok, Purwokerto, 2015-03-22.jpg Amanhecer no Hercules --.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others

Plants

Centaurea jacea 01.JPG Bryum capillare leaf cells.jpg Oenothera rubricaulis 2014 G1.jpg
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others

Sciences

16 wood samples.jpg Humanstemcell.JPG Hafnium ebeam remelted.jpg
» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.

Space

M81.jpg Expedition 42 Soyuz TMA-14M Landing (201503120102HQ).jpg Cygnus Wall.jpg
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, Panorama, understanding

Vehicles

Vanguard at Faslane 02.jpg Audi e-tron (Edit1).jpg USS Essex (CV-9) - January 1960.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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