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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 7,270 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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Dusky Seaside Sparrow.jpg Spanish festoon (Zerynthia rumina).jpg Black Bittern- Warriewood Wetlands.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others


TITIAN - Venus Anadyomene (National Galleries of Scotland, c. 1520. Oil on canvas, 75.8 x 57.6 cm).jpg Rose O'Neill - When We All Believe (Santa Claus and children illustration from the 1903 December 2 issue of Puck).jpg Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French - The Grands Boulevards - Art Project.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

Portrait of Madame Dugazon (Louise Rosalie Lefèvre), in the title rôle of Nina (Scene V).jpg Celebración de Todos los Santos, cementerio de la Santa Cruz, Gniezno, Polonia, 2017-11-01, DD 07-09 HDR.jpg H. M. Brock - Gilbert and Sullivan - D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Ruddigore revival 1921.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

Cenotaph sketch by Lutyens.jpg 1922 Index of Great Trigonometrical Survey of India.jpg Lake Estancia and Lake Willard.png
» 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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Otto von Friesen - Runsten Sö 113 Kolunda, Stenkvista socken - Alvin record 110815.jpg Lunch atop a Skyscraper - Charles Clyde Ebbets.jpg Robert Howlett (Isambard Kingdom Brunel Standing Before the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern), The Metropolitan Museum of Art - restoration1.jpg
» subpages: American history, other history, American Civil War, World War I, World War II, other wars

Natural phenomena

Tonga Volcano Eruption 2022-01-15 0320Z to 0610Z Himawari-8 visible.gif MatheranPanoramaPointDrySeasonCrop.jpg MatheranPanoramaPointMonsoonCrop.jpg
» subpages: atmospheric optics, weather, others


Samantha Cristoforetti official portrait in an EMU spacesuit.jpg Magna Lykseth in Tristan och Isolde at Kungliga Operan 1909 - SMV - GL164.jpg James Birdseye McPherson c. 1862 by Barr & Young.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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Porta Nigra morgens (100MP).jpg Nicosia 01-2017 img20 View from Shacolas Tower.jpg Vermont State House Montpelier October 2021 HDR.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others


Papaya - longitudinal section.jpg Sweet granadillas (Passiflora ligularis) - whole and cross section.jpg Oroblanco (sweetie) fruits.jpg
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others


Acanthite - Imiter mine, Jbel Saghro, Tinghir, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco.jpg Views of the LHC tunnel sector 3-4, tirage 2.jpg Color SEM 4.jpg
» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.


The geologic map of the Moon at 1-2.5M scale.png EHT Saggitarius A black hole.tif PIA24039-MarsCuriosityRover-DustDevil-20200809.gif
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding


USS Johnston (DD-557) underway on 27 October 1943 (NH 63495).jpg RAF Tornado GR4 MOD 45155233.jpg Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II - 32156159151.jpg
» subpages: air, land, water

Other lifeforms

Pinnularia major.jpg The ciliate Frontonia sp.jpg Staphylococcus aureus, 50,000x, USDA, ARS, EMU.jpg Flagellum base diagram-en.svg
» subpages: bacteria, protists


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