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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 6,826 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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Lavender waxbill (Estrilda caerulescens).jpg Südliche Mosaikjungfer - Aeshna affinis.jpg Steppe buzzard (Buteo buteo vulpinus).jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others


Street Musicians at the Door - Jacob Octhtervelt (edit).jpg Gustav Klimt - Hope, II - Google Art Project.jpg Egon Schiele - Portrait of Wally Neuzil - Google Art Project.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

Humanité René Philastre and Charles-Antoine Cambon - Set design for the second part of Victor Hugo's Les Burgraves, première production.jpg Napoli, strada Acquaquilia, bozzetto di Riccardo Salvadori per A Basso Porto (1894) - Archivio Storico Ricordi ICON002556.jpg Vasta spianata presso Courtray, bozzetto di Giuseppe Palanti per Edgar (s.d.) - Archivio Storico Ricordi ICON000128 B.jpg
» subpages: culture and lifestyle, entertainment, religion and mythology, sport, theatre


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

Harpon Unaaq MHNT ETH AC 198.jpg Neo-Geo-CD-TopLoader-wController-FL.jpg Ouster OS1-64 lidar point cloud of intersection of Folsom and Dore St, San Francisco.png
» 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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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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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


Anefo 932-2378 Keke Rosberg, Zandvoort, 03-07-1982 - Restoration.jpg Clara McAdow.jpg Granville Stuart 1883 by L. A. Huffman.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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Canary Wharf from Limehouse London June 2016 HDR.jpg Kaleva Church 4.jpg Wroclaw - Hala Stulecia 03.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others


Persicaria maculosa.jpg Cephalanthus occidentalis occidentalis1.jpg Underwater slope in Gullmarn fjord 2.jpg
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others


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


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


Agence Rol - 23-10-11, Toulon, cuirassé Suffren.jpg Parked boats at Anjarle Creek.jpg Senator George P. Wetmore of Rhode Island in a Krieger electric automobile.jpg
» subpages: air, land, water

Other lifeforms

The ciliate Frontonia sp.jpg Staphylococcus aureus, 50,000x, USDA, ARS, EMU.jpg Flagellum base diagram-en.svg
» subpages: bacteria, protists


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