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Featured pictures in Wikipedia

This page highlights images that the Wikipedia community finds beautiful, stunning, impressive, or informative. Featured pictures are the visual equivalent to featured articles and, as such, are even more subjective. There are currently 4,036 featured pictures, and they are categorized 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 on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Images listed here should be either in the public domain or covered by a free license.

One featured picture is chosen as the picture of the day. You can include this box 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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Animals

Bolinus cornutus 01.jpg Paysandisia archon MHNT Dos Vif Fronton.jpg Malachitfalter, Bambuspage, Siproeta stelenes 3.JPG
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others

Artwork

Peter Paul Rubens - The Fall of Phaeton (National Gallery of Art).jpg Shepherds Bow - Google Art Project.jpg Suzuki Harunobu - Evening Snow on the Heater.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

US-$10-SC-1878-Fr.285a.jpg
+39 others
Lutte sénégalaise Bercy 2013 - Mame Balla-Pape Mor Lô - 32.jpg Fez (video game) cover art.png
» subpages: culture and lifestyle, currency, entertainment, religion and mythology, sport, theatre

Diagrams, drawings, and maps

Gutiérrez, the Americas, 1562.jpg Arecibo message.svg 1801 Cary Map of the East Indies and Southeast Asia ( Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Philippines - Geographicus - EastIndies-cary-1801.jpg
» subpages: diagrams, drawings, maps

Engineering and technology

Sega-Mega-Drive-JP-Mk1-Console-Set.jpg Sega-Genesis-Mk2-6button.jpg Garzweiler Tagebau-1230.jpg
» subpages: electronics, machinery, weaponry, others; see also: vehicles

Food and drink

Dominostein edelherb.jpg Chicken Egg without Eggshell 5859.jpg Coulommiers lait cru.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

Westfaelischer Friede in Muenster (Gerard Terborch 1648).jpg Treatyofwaitangi.jpg Euromaidan in Kiev 2014-02-19 12-06.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

Mathew B. Brady - William Sidney Mount.jpg Drill instructor at the Officer Candidate School.jpg Стрельба из лука.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

ISS-32 American EVA b3 Aki Hoshide.jpg Neutral density filter demonstration.jpg Sony A77.jpg
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Places

Immaculate Conception Church, Farm Street, London, UK - Diliff.jpg Immaculate Conception Church Organ, Farm Street, London, UK - Diliff.jpg Immaculate Conception Church Altar, Farm Street, London, UK - Diliff.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others

Plants

Juglans regia 2009 G2.jpg Orchis-mascula-Formation.jpg Soursop, Annona muricata.jpg
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others

Sciences

Axis axis (Nagarhole, 2010).jpg Normal gastric mucosa intermed mag.jpg Hafnium pellets with a thin oxide layer.jpg
» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.

Space

Sidney Hall - Urania's Mirror - Aries and Musca Borealis.jpg
+9 others
Sidney Hall - Urania's Mirror - Lynx and Telescopium Herschilii.jpg Sidney Hall - Urania's Mirror - Canis Major, Lepus, Columba Noachi & Cela Sculptoris.jpg
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, understanding

Vehicles

S.M. Grosser Kreuzer Fürst Bismarck - restoration, borderless.jpg S.M. Linienschiff Baden - restoration, borderless.jpg C Class Tram, Melbourne - Jan 2008.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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