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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 6,278 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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Directory of featured pictures


Pied bushchat (Saxicola caprata bicolor) female.jpg Common tiger (Danaus genutia genutia) male underside.jpg Convolvulus hawk-moth (Agrius convolvuli) 2.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others


Adolph Tidemand & Hans Gude - Bridal Procession on the Hardangerfjord - Google Art Project.jpg Sesshu - Haboku-Sansui - complete.jpg Lansdowne Herakles Getty Museum.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

Charles Motte - Rossini et Georges IV - la soirée de Brighton.jpg Alexandre Fragonard - Scène de L'orage (Barbier de Séville).jpg Eugène Du Faget - Costume designs for Guillaume Tell - 1-3. Laure Cinti-Damoreau as Mathilde, Adolphe Nourrit as Arnold Melchtal, and Nicolas Levasseur as Walter Furst.jpg
» subpages: culture and lifestyle, entertainment, religion and mythology, sport, theatre


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

Diagrams, drawings, and maps

Turgot map of Paris, general map - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg Turgot map of Paris - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpg
+19 others
1375 Atlas Catalan Abraham Cresques.jpg
» subpages: diagrams, drawings, maps

Engineering and technology

Banknote portrait pattern (Intaglio print, tactile effect).jpg Exploding E match collage.jpg Macro photo of LED matrix.jpg
» 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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Navadne podvihanke (Paxillus involutus).jpg Meripilus giganteus (Karst 1882).jpg Zierliche Koralle Ramaria gracilis.JPG
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Lincoln assassination slide c1900 - Restoration.jpg Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima by Joe Rosenthal retouched 2.jpg Bloody Saturday, Shanghai.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 Katia, Irma, Jose 2017-09-08 1745Z–1935Z.jpg
» subpages: atmospheric optics, weather, others


Niels Bohr - LOC - ggbain - 35303.jpg Helen Keller circa 1920 - restored.jpg Jean-Baptiste Singry - Joséphine Mainvielle-Fodor.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.jpg Yellowing of thorium lenses.jpg LEI0190 188 Leica Standard Chrom Sn. 244297 1937 -38-M39 Front view-5809 hf.jpg
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The Cloisters at Gloucester Cathedral.jpg Boston skyline from Longfellow Bridge September 2017 panorama 2.jpg Russian chapel at Fort Ross (2016).jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others


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


Cow giving birth, in Laos (step by step).jpg Nobel Pierre et Marie Curie 1.jpg Saltwater Limpet Diagram-en.svg
» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.


ISS-45 StoryOfWater, Colors Patiently Swirl - Haditha Dam Lake.jpg PIA19048 realistic color Europa mosaic (alt).jpg Eagle Nebula from ESO.jpg
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding


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

Other lifeforms

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


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