Wikipedia:Featured pictures

Featured pictures in Wikipedia

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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 6,640 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

Jaguar (Panthera onca palustris) male Three Brothers River 2.jpgBengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 3 crop.jpgLion's mane jellyfish in Gullmarn fjord at Sämstad 8 - edited.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others

Artwork

Fabritius-vink.jpgChrist's Entry into Brussels in 1889.jpgMidvinterblot (Carl Larsson) - Nationalmuseum - edited.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

Il signor Tambourossini - Delaroche.jpgCamp - Notes on Fashion at the Met - Burberry rainbow cape (73854).jpgPoster for Quo Vadis (1913 silent film).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.jpgPortugal 1729 8 Escudos.jpg
» subpages: American currency, Asian currency, European currency, USA banknotes, USA coins, Other

Diagrams, drawings, and maps

Heinrich Berann NPS Panorama of Yellowstone without labels.jpg
+3 others
Map of the world by the US Gov as of 2016 no legend.svgBraun&Hogenberg Trier 1572.jpg
» subpages: diagrams, drawings, maps

Engineering and technology

Ouster OS1-64 lidar point cloud of intersection of Folsom and Dore St, San Francisco.pngCentral hidroeléctrica de Walchensee, Kochel, Baviera, Alemania, 2014-03-22, DD 04.JPGAtari-2600-Wood-4Sw-Set.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

Hygrocybe miniata - Ferndale Park.jpgNevelzwam (nebularis) tussen afgevallen beukenblad (d.j.b.) 01.jpgGeastrum triplex - Bola Creek.jpg
» more ...

History

Jodenster van kledij.jpgAbfertigen einer Meldung durch Brieftauben - CH-BAR - 3240471 - 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

Sir Winston Churchill - 19086236948.jpgRussian Imperial Family 1913.jpgDenis Mukwege par Claude Truong-Ngoc novembre 2014.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.jpgStrip photo of San Francisco Cable Car 10.jpg
» more ...

Places

Sheldonian Theatre Interior, Oxford, UK - Diliff.jpgGare Du Nord Interior, Paris, France - Diliff (cropped).jpgNanpu Bridge 2.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others

Plants

Разнообразие семян.jpgTagblume Commelina communis stack25 2019-08-05-RM-8050218-PSD.jpgZinnienblüte Zinnia elegans stack15 20190722-RM-7222254.jpg
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others

Sciences

Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.jpgSARS-CoV-2 scanning electron microscope image.jpgInternal reflection, Anna.jpg
» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.

Space

Messier 78.jpgThe Sun by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory - 20100819.jpgApollo 11 Launch - GPN-2000-000630.jpg
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding

Vehicles

Senator George P. Wetmore of Rhode Island in a Krieger electric automobile.jpgSMS Arcona NH 65764 - Restoration.jpgDaher-Socata TBM 900 Air to Air.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
» more ...
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