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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 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 6,786 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.

One featured picture is chosen as the picture of the day. You can include a box displaying the current picture of the day 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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Animals

Balkan fritillary (Boloria graeca balcanica) Bulgaria.jpg Balkan fritillary (Boloria graeca balcanica) underside Bulgaria.jpg Roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus koba).jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others

Artwork

Ashta-Matrika.jpg Three Brothers jewel Basel.jpg The Skating Minister.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

Pierre-Luc-Charles Cicéri - Eugène Cicéri - Philippe Benoist - Adolphe Jean Baptiste Bayot - Décorations de théâtre, Robert le diable, 3e act.jpg François-Joseph Bélanger - Set design for Gluck's Alceste.jpg Atelier Nadar - Fly scene from Offenbach's Orphée aux enfers with Jeanne Granier as Eurydice and Eugène Vauthier as Jupiter, 1887 revival, wide-angle shot.jpg
» subpages: culture and lifestyle, entertainment, religion and mythology, sport, theatre

Currency

POL-A2a-Bilet Skarbowy-10 Zlotych (1794 First Issue).jpg
+3 others
US-NBN-HI-Honolulu-5550-1882BB-10-1-B.jpg Portugal 1729 8 Escudos.jpg
» subpages: American currency, Asian currency, European currency, USA banknotes, USA coins, Other

Diagrams, drawings, and maps

Survey of Palestine 1942-1958 1-100,000 sheet index georef.png Europe in 1923.jpg USPostRoadMap1804.jpg
» subpages: diagrams, drawings, maps

Engineering and technology

Neo-Geo-CD-TopLoader-wController-FL.jpg Ouster OS1-64 lidar point cloud of intersection of Folsom and Dore St, San Francisco.png Central hidroeléctrica de Walchensee, Kochel, Baviera, Alemania, 2014-03-22, DD 04.JPG
» subpages: electronics, machinery, weaponry, others. See also: vehicles

Food and drink

Tastee-Candy-Apple-Red-Caramel-wPeanuts.jpg Kifli made with spelt flour (Serbian cuisine).jpg Cinnamomum verum spices.jpg
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Fungi

Hortus Haren 18-05-2019. (actm.) 03.jpg Hygrocybe miniata - Ferndale Park.jpg Nevelzwam (nebularis) tussen afgevallen beukenblad (d.j.b.) 01.jpg
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History

F.O.C. Darley and Alexander Hay Ritchie - Sherman's March to the Sea.jpg Entrance Hall of Mr Chas. Green's house, Savannah Ga, now occupied as Head Quarters by Gen Sherman.jpg Mamoru Shigemitsu signs the Instrument of Surrender, officially ending the Second World War.jpg
» subpages: American history, other history, American Civil War, World War I, World War II, other wars

Natural phenomena

Iceberg in the Arctic with its underside exposed.jpg Noru 2017-07-31 0415Z.jpg
» subpages: atmospheric optics, weather, others

People

Crowning Tribhuvan of Nepal (1911) (restoration).jpg Sir Chandra Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana (restoration).jpg Lawrence Joseph Hogan (restoration).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

Passiflora caerulea STEREO (R-L) 2019-06-27.jpg Strip photo of San Francisco Cable Car 10.jpg
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Places

Henties bay.jpg Lower Manhattan from Governors Island August 2017 panorama.jpg Schloss Favorite Ludwigsburg 2017 01.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others

Plants

Cephalanthus occidentalis occidentalis1.jpg Underwater slope in Gullmarn fjord 2.jpg Ophrys insectifera - Niitvälja2.jpg
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others

Sciences

Xiahe mandible.jpg Rhodochrosite on Matrix - Peru.jpg Fluorescence in calcite.jpg
» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.

Space

Soyuz TMA-13 Edit.jpg Elephant Trunk.png Apollo 15 flag, rover, LM, Irwin.jpg
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding

Vehicles

Parked boats at Anjarle Creek.jpg Senator George P. Wetmore of Rhode Island in a Krieger electric automobile.jpg SMS Arcona NH 65764 - Restoration.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

Ebola Virus - Electron Micrograph.tiff Train station with train and coal depot by Gustave Le Gray1.jpg
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