Wikipedia:Featured pictures

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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 6,434 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.

Directory of featured pictures


Scintillant hummingbird (Selasphorus scintilla) female in flight 1.jpgScintillant hummingbird (Selasphorus scintilla) female in flight 2.jpgScintillant hummingbird (Selasphorus scintilla) female in flight 3.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others


Muzeum Sułkowskich - Zabytkowy Witraż.jpgPaper cut-out with The Lord's Prayer MET DP372401.jpgLe Jardin de Nébamoun.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

Poster for Le pardon de Ploërmel 1859.jpgPoster for Jules Massenet's La Navarraise with Emma Calvé in the rôle of Anita.jpgBASE Jumping from Sapphire Tower in Istanbul.jpg
» subpages: culture and lifestyle, entertainment, religion and mythology, sport, theatre


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

Diagrams, drawings, and maps

Map of the world by the US Gov as of 2016 no legend.svgBraun&Hogenberg Trier 1572.jpgCarte de Brest - ca 1700 - Bibliothèque Nationale de France - Btv1b8439976x.jpg
» subpages: diagrams, drawings, maps

Engineering and technology

Banknote portrait pattern (Intaglio print, tactile effect).jpgExploding E match collage.jpgMacro photo of LED matrix.jpg
» subpages: electronics, machinery, weaponry, others. See also: vehicles

Food and drink

Tastee-Candy-Apple-Red-Caramel-wPeanuts.jpgKifli made with spelt flour (Serbian cuisine).jpgCinnamomum verum spices.jpg
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Dehnbare Helmling Mycena epipterygia.jpgCoprinellus micaceus Glimmer-Tintling.jpgNavadne podvihanke (Paxillus involutus).jpg
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Field Marshall Keitel signs German surrender terms in Berlin 8 May 1945 - Restoration.jpgNZ PM Jacinda Ardern - Kirk HargreavesCCC.jpgHeart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. In his barracks home at Block 7 - 21 - NARA - 539206 - Restoration.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.jpgNoru 2017-07-31 0415Z.jpgKatia, Irma, Jose 2017-09-08 1745Z–1935Z.jpg
» subpages: atmospheric optics, weather, others


20180405 FIFA Women's World Cup Qualification AUT-SRB Kristina Inhof 850 6519.jpgRonald McNair, Guion Bluford, and Fred Gregory (S79-36529, restoration).jpgGemini 5 Elliot See water egress training.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.jpgYellowing of thorium lenses.jpgLEI0190 188 Leica Standard Chrom Sn. 244297 1937 -38-M39 Front view-5809 hf.jpg
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Wemyss Bay railway station concourse 2018-08-25 2.jpgHelsinki July 2013-27a.jpgDonner Lake as seen from Donner Pass.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others


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


Nadar - "Hermaphrodite" (Seventh Gallica image).jpgCG Heart.gifCow giving birth, in Laos (step by step).jpg
» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.


The Sun by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory - 20100819.jpgApollo 11 Launch - GPN-2000-000630.jpgAldrin Looks Back at Tranquility Base - GPN-2000-001102.jpg
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding


Daher-Socata TBM 900 Air to Air.jpgRussian Fleet (1892) il. 07 Chesma - Restoration, cropped.jpgRussian Fleet (1892) il. 12 Dvenadsat Apostolov - Restoration, cropped.jpg
» subpages: air, land, water

Other lifeforms

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


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