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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 7,307 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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Great golden digger wasp (31760).jpg Australasian Shoveler - Goulds Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary.jpg Anémona de mar (Heteractis crispa), parque nacional Ras Muhammad, Egipto, 2022-03-29, DD 43.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others


Giambattista Tiepolo - The Banquet of Cleopatra - Art Project.jpg 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
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

H. M. Brock - Poster for Iolanthe.jpg Wilhelm - Costume design for Arac, Gunon, and Scynthius (Princess Ida, 1884).jpg Poster for Gilbert and Clay's Ages Ago at the Royal Gallery of Illustration.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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Edwin Forbes - The Charge across the Burnside Bridge.jpg The Burning of the USS Missouri in Gibraltar.jpg Thure de Thulstrup - Battle of Shiloh.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


Lidia Patty Mullisaca (Official Photo, 2018) Alejandra Vaca, Chamber of Deputies of Bolivia.jpg Holger Drachmann, fra Klæbels samling - Restoration.jpg Tom Taylor by Lock and Whitfield.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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Landscape Arch Utah.jpg Château du Saint-Ulrich (Ribeauvillé) (2) edited (2).jpg Corbusierhaus, Berlin-msu-2021-2276-.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others


Anthyllis vulneraria inflorescence - Niitvälja.jpg Origanum vulgare inflorescence - Keila.jpg Coconuts - single and cracked open.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.


Ganymede - Perijove 34 Composite.png Webb's First Deep Field.jpg NASA’s Webb Reveals Cosmic Cliffs, Glittering Landscape of Star Birth.jpg
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding


CN 8015, 5690 and 5517 Hinton - Jasper.jpg USS Johnston (DD-557) underway on 27 October 1943 (NH 63495).jpg RAF Tornado GR4 MOD 45155233.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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