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Featured pictures in Wikipedia

This star symbolizes the featured content on Wikipedia.

This page highlights the finest images on Wikipedia. The featured picture criteria explains 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 7,335 featured pictures, and they are categorized below 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 at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates.

One or more featured pictures are chosen as the picture of the day (POTD). You can include a box displaying the current POTD 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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Eurasian brown bear (Ursus arctos arctos) female 1.jpg Pez cocodrilo (Papilloculiceps longiceps), parque nacional Ras Muhammad, Egipto, 2022-03-27, DD 71.jpg White stork (Ciconia ciconia) in flight with transmitter.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others


Le Violon d'Ingres (Ingres's Violin), 1924, Man Ray.png Gabrielé Castagnola - Love or Duty.jpg Giambattista Tiepolo - The Banquet of Cleopatra - Google Art Project.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

Poster for Burnand and Sullivan's Cox and Box - Royal Gallery of Illustration.jpg Auguste François-Marie Gorguet - poster for the première performance of Édouard Lalo's Le roi d'Ys (1888).jpg Il trovatore by Luigi Morgari.jpg
» subpages: culture and lifestyle, entertainment, religion and mythology, sport, theatre


DAN-13-Danzig-100 Mark (1922).jpg DAN-14-Danzig-500 Mark (1922).jpg DAN-15-Danzig-1000 Mark (1922).jpg
» subpages: American currency, Asian currency, European currency, USA banknotes, USA coins, Other

Diagrams, drawings, and maps

Phospholipids aqueous solution structures.svg Cenotaph sketch by Lutyens.jpg 1922 Index of Great Trigonometrical Survey of India.jpg
» subpages: diagrams, drawings, maps

Engineering and technology

Castle Bravo Shrimp Device 002 - restoration1.jpg FC-Twin-Console-Set-H.jpg Brooklyn Glass (32606)a.jpg
» subpages: electronics, machinery, weaponry, others. See also: vehicles

Food and drink

Pabda Jhaal - Home- Kolkata - West Bengal.jpg Easter breakfast in Serbia (close-up).jpg Tastee-Candy-Apple-Red-Caramel-wPeanuts.jpg
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Wit oorzwammetje s.l. (Crepidotus variabilis s.l.) 12-01-2022. (d.j.b).jpg Sparrige-Schüppling (Pholiota squarrosa).JPG Hortus Haren 18-05-2019. (actm.) 03.jpg
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Poster by Anna Soós Korànyi for the Seventh Conference of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance.jpg Hrh Princess Elizabeth in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, April 1945 TR2832.jpg Edward Duncan - The Explosion of the United States Steam Frigate Missouri.jpg
» subpages: American history, other history, American Civil War, World War I, World War II, other wars

Natural phenomena

Port and lighthouse overnight storm with lightning in Port-la-Nouvelle.jpg Tonga Volcano Eruption 2022-01-15 0320Z to 0610Z Himawari-8 visible.gif MatheranPanoramaPointDrySeasonCrop.jpg
» subpages: atmospheric optics, weather, others


Alfred Waud by Timothy H. O'Sullivan.jpg Marie Curie c. 1920s.jpg Art Tatum, Vogue Room 1948 (Gottlieb).jpg
» subpages: artists and writers, business, entertainment, law, military, political, religious figures, royalty and nobility, science and engineering, sport, traditional dress, others

Photographic techniques, terms, and equipment

Sgt. Samuel Smith, African American soldier in Union uniform with wife and two daughters.jpg Olympus E-M1 Mark III Zuiko 12-100mm.jpg
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Point Arena Lighthouse, Mendocino County.jpg Göll (Westseite).jpg Rooftop farm at the Essex (65787p).jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others


Juniperus communis fruits - Keila.jpg Anthyllis vulneraria inflorescence - Niitvälja.jpg Origanum vulgare inflorescence - Keila.jpg
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others


Bultfonteinite - Linxi, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China.jpg Celestine - Sakoany deposit, Katsepy, Mitsinjo, Boeny, Madagascar.jpg Acanthite - Imiter mine, Jbel Saghro, Tinghir, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco.jpg
» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.


NGC 2014, NGC 2020 - HST - Heic2007a.jpg Ganymede - Perijove 34 Composite.png Webb's First Deep Field.jpg
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding


2020-09-16 165855 Soviet submarine B-515.jpg VR Sr1 3015 Kuopio Drawbridge.jpg CN 8015, 5690 and 5517 Hinton - Jasper.jpg
» subpages: air, land, water

Other lifeforms

Pinnularia major.jpg The ciliate Frontonia sp.jpg Staphylococcus aureus, 50,000x, USDA, ARS, EMU.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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