Wikipedia:Featured pictures

Featured pictures in Wikipedia

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Directory of featured pictures


Animals

Crab spider (Misumena Vatia) with prey silver-spotted skipper (Hesperia comma).jpg2017.08.06.-04-Kirschgartshaeuser Schlaege Mannheim--Weidenjungfer-Maennchen.jpgAfrican emerald cuckoo (Chrysococcyx cupreus) male.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others

Artwork

Christ's Entry into Brussels in 1889.jpgMidvinterblot (Carl Larsson) - Nationalmuseum - edited.jpgP.S. Krøyer, Et møde i Videnskabernes Selskab, 1897, Det Kongelige Danske Videnskaberners Selskab.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

Nevelzwam (nebularis) tussen afgevallen beukenblad (d.j.b.) 01.jpgGeastrum triplex - Bola Creek.jpgGliophorus chromolimoneus - Ferndale Park.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

Jabez Hughes after Cundall & Howlett - Heroes of the Crimean War - Sergeant John Geary, Thomas Onslow and Lance Corporal Patrick Carthay of the 95th (Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot.jpgעינת קליש-רותם.jpgNowruz 2017 in Bisaran, Kurdistan province.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.jpgYellowing of thorium lenses.jpg
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Places

Catedral de San Juan, Breslavia, Polonia, 2017-12-20, DD 09-11 HDR.jpgSt Lawrence Jewry, City of London, UK - Diliff.jpgSupreme Court of the United Kingdom, Court 1 Interior, London, UK - Diliff.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others

Plants

Zinnienblüte Zinnia elegans stack15 20190722-RM-7222254.jpgPolystichum setiferum 'Cristato Pinnulum' (Niervaren). (d.j.b.). 02.jpgFuyu persimmon fruits, one cut open.jpg
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others

Sciences

Thin section scan crossed polarizers Siilinjärvi R636-105.90.jpgVolume rendered CT scan of a pregnancy of 37 weeks of gestational age (smaller).gifNadar - "Hermaphrodite" (Seventh Gallica image).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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