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 6,316 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


Eutropis macularia (bronze grass skink) on a tree trunk.jpgViolet-backed starling (Cinnyricinclus leucogaster verreauxi) male.jpgBird-cherry ermine moth (Yponomeuta evonymella) caterpillars.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others


August Friedrich Albrecht Schenck - Anguish - Google Art Project.jpgAdolph Tidemand & Hans Gude - Bridal Procession on the Hardangerfjord - Google Art Project.jpgSesshu - Haboku-Sansui - complete.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

Prudent-Louis Leray - Poster for the première of Georges Bizet's Carmen.jpgLucy Arbell in Massenet's Thérèse.jpgCavalleria Rusticana - Santuzza and Turiddu outside the church.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

Carte de Brest - ca 1700 - Bibliothèque Nationale de France - Btv1b8439976x.jpgTurgot map of Paris, general map - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.jpgTurgot map of Paris - Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.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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Navadne podvihanke (Paxillus involutus).jpgMeripilus giganteus (Karst 1882).jpgZierliche Koralle Ramaria gracilis.JPG
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Post-and-Grant-Avenue-Look.jpgLincoln assassination slide c1900 - Restoration.jpgRaising the Flag on Iwo Jima, larger - edit1.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


Private Michael McNamara - 5th Dragoon Guards.jpgAtelier Nadar - Galli-Marié in Bizet's Carmen.jpgJulia Margaret Cameron MET DP114480 - Restoration.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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ET Afar asv2018-01 img48 Dallol.jpgRuins of the Rudra Mala at Siddhpur, Gujarat, retouched.jpgThe Cloisters at Gloucester Cathedral.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others


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


CG Heart.gifCow giving birth, in Laos (step by step).jpgNobel Pierre et Marie Curie 1.jpg
» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.


Black hole - Messier 87 crop max res.jpgBennuAsteroid.jpgThe Spitzer Space Telescope's view of W40.jpg
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding


Silja Serenade in Stockholm.jpgBMW S1000 RR Studio.JPGRUS-2016-Murmansk-Icebreaker Lenin 01.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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