Wikipedia:Picture of the day

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The picture of the day (POTD) is a section on the Main Page of the English Wikipedia that is automatically updated every day with one or more of its featured pictures, accompanied by a blurb. Although it is generally scheduled and edited by a small group of regular editors, anyone can contribute. If you have concerns about today's or tomorrow's POTDs, please post at Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors. If you have concerns about upcoming POTDs, consider either fixing it yourself or posting at Wikipedia talk:Picture of the day.

Today's featured picture

Charles Marion Russell

Charles Marion Russell (1864–1926) was an artist of the Old American West who created more than two thousand paintings of cowboys, Indians, and landscapes set in the western United States and in Alberta, Canada. He became an advocate for Native Americans in the West, for instance supporting the bid by landless Chippewa to have a reservation established for them in Montana.

This picture is a 1908 oil-on-canvas painting by Russell, entitled Smoke of a .45, depicting an action-packed scene in a dry, dusty landscape. The work is now in the collection of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas.

Painting credit: Charles Marion Russell

Guidelines

  • The picture must already be a featured picture. To nominate a picture to be featured, see Featured picture candidates.
  • Featured pictures are currently selected in roughly the order in which they were promoted (i.e. a first in, first out order). See the category of featured pictures that have not appeared on the Main Page for this order. Exceptions are made for birthdays, anniversaries of events, national holidays or other occasions worth commemorating.
  • Linked articles must be up to scratch – at a minimum, there should be no maintenance or cleanup templates or major problems with the article. In particular, the content of the blurb should be fully referenced.
  • Not all featured pictures will appear as the picture of the day. Wikipedia:Picture of the day/Unused has a list of those that have been skipped.

Pictures of the day on your user page

You can insert the picture of the day on your user page or talk page by adding the text {{Pic of the day}}. It will be displayed in a box of no more than 600 pixels wide and will include the blurb associated with the picture. A version without text is also available via {{POTD}}.

It is also possible to create your own custom POTD layouts, in case you do not wish to use the existing versions. Mix and match the following components to make your own. This system will only work for pictures of the day beginning January 1, 2007. Be sure to replace [date] with an appropriate date value. For a dynamically updating version, use .

Pictures of the day selected from May 2004 through October 2004 are only accessible in month-at-a-time archives (see below) and can only be placed on user pages by using standard image syntax.


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Other Languages
адыгабзэ: Википедие:Potd
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Вікіпэдыя:Выява дня
davvisámegiella: Wikipedia:Beaivvi govva
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Wikipedia:Yù-mî thù-phién
Bahasa Hulontalo: Wikipedia:Gāmbari tulawoto
Bahasa Indonesia: Wikipedia:Gambar pilihan
Kapampangan: Larawan ning aldo
кырык мары: Википеди:Potd
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Wikipedia:Cáuk-gă dù-piéng
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Vikipediya:Kun tasviri
Перем Коми: Википедия:Potd
татарча/tatarça: Википедия:Kön räseme
vepsän kel’: Vikipedii:Päivän foto