Wikipedia:Featured pictures

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Featured pictures in 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 6,339 featured pictures, and they are categorized by the topic they represent. All featured pictures are also available in a category.

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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.

Directory of featured pictures


Animals

Eastern chanting goshawk (Melierax poliopterus).jpgCoucang.jpgJabirú africano (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis), delta del Okavango, Botsuana, 2018-07-31, DD 11.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others

Artwork

Animated phenakistiscope disc - Running rats Fantascope by Thomas Mann Baynes 1833.gifLolotte and Werther by Eunice Pinney.jpgPaul Cézanne, French - The Large Bathers - Google Art Project.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

Comme des Garcons at the Met (62473).jpgPrudent-Louis Leray - Poster for the première of Georges Bizet's Carmen.jpgLucy Arbell in Massenet's Thérèse.jpg
» subpages: culture and lifestyle, entertainment, religion and mythology, sport, theatre

Currency

US-NBN-HI-Honolulu-5550-1882BB-10-1-B.jpgPortugal 1729 8 Escudos.jpgArgentina 1828 8 Escudos.jpg
» subpages: American currency, Asian currency, European currency, USA banknotes, USA coins, Other

Diagrams, drawings, and maps

Carte de Brest - ca 1700 - Bibliothèque Nationale de France - Btv1b8439976x.jpgTurgot map of Paris, general map - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpgTurgot map of Paris - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
» subpages: diagrams, drawings, maps

Engineering and technology

Banknote portrait pattern (Intaglio print, tactile effect).jpgExploding E match collage.jpgMacro photo of LED matrix.jpg
» subpages: electronics, machinery, weaponry, others. See also: vehicles

Food and drink

Tastee-Candy-Apple-Red-Caramel-wPeanuts.jpgKifli made with spelt flour (Serbian cuisine).jpgCinnamomum verum spices.jpg
» more ...

Fungi

Dehnbare Helmling Mycena epipterygia.jpgCoprinellus micaceus Glimmer-Tintling.jpgNavadne podvihanke (Paxillus involutus).jpg
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History

Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. In his barracks home at Block 7 - 21 - NARA - 539206 - Restoration.jpgPost-and-Grant-Avenue-Look.jpgLincoln assassination slide c1900 - Restoration.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.jpgNoru 2017-07-31 0415Z.jpgKatia, Irma, Jose 2017-09-08 1745Z–1935Z.jpg
» subpages: atmospheric optics, weather, others

People

Hughes & Mullins after Cundall & Howlett - Heroes of the Crimean War - Joseph Numa, John Potter, and James Deal of the Coldstream Guards.jpgChristine Nilsson Nadar.jpgMary Jackson working 2 - 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

Strip photo of San Francisco Cable Car 10.jpgYellowing of thorium lenses.jpgLEI0190 188 Leica Standard Chrom Sn. 244297 1937 -38-M39 Front view-5809 hf.jpg
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Places

Spb 06-2017 img01 Spit of Vasilievsky Island.jpgET Afar asv2018-01 img48 Dallol.jpgRuins of the Rudra Mala at Siddhpur, Gujarat, retouched.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others

Plants

Fuyu persimmon fruits, one cut open.jpgSyzygium fruit.jpgPomegranate Juice (2019).jpg
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others

Sciences

CG Heart.gifCow giving birth, in Laos (step by step).jpgNobel Pierre et Marie Curie 1.jpg
» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.

Space

Aldrin Looks Back at Tranquility Base - GPN-2000-001102.jpgBlack hole - Messier 87 crop max res.jpgBennuAsteroid.jpg
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding

Vehicles

Silja Serenade in Stockholm.jpgBMW S1000 RR Studio.JPGRUS-2016-Murmansk-Icebreaker Lenin 01.jpg
» subpages: air, land, water

Other lifeforms

Staphylococcus aureus, 50,000x, USDA, ARS, EMU.jpgFlagellum base diagram-en.svgGephyrocapsa oceanica color.jpg
» subpages: bacteria, protists

Other

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